If you have a mature herb plant, multiply the joy and get more plants from the one you already have. One way is with seeds - but I find collecting seeds challenging so I use cuttings, division, and layering to get more for less. also included below some photos of very inspirational herb gardens!
- Basil (Ocimum basilicum) – stems will sprout roots in water. See the photo of sprouting basil. Check out this post for easy steps.
- Bay - take semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or early autumn. Divide suckers in spring.
- Chives - Divide bulb clumps in spring or autumn.
- Lavender - take softwood cuttings.
- Marjoram - Take softwood cuttings in summer or divide in spring.
- Mint - Take softwood cuttings in summer. Rhizome cuttings in spring. Divide in spring.
- Oregano - Take softwood cuttings.
- Rosemary - Take semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or heel cuttings in spring. Can be layered or mound-layered in summer.
- Sage - Take heel cuttings or softwood cuttings in early summer. Layer after flowering. Mound layering in spring.
- French tarragon - Underground runners for root cuttings taken in spring. Divide mature plants every two to three years in spring
- Thyme - Take softwood cuttings in late spring or summer. Simple layering in early autumn. Mound layering in spring.
Below is more of description of each of the techniques mentioned above.