by Matthew Wilson
I'm making my mini herb garden using fresh cut herbs bought from a supermarket - rosemary, sage, oregano, and thyme. These often have a short shelf life in the fridge, but will last for months and more in pots!
Fill a pot - it doesn't have to be a lovely terracotta pot, it could be a yoghurt pot or even a tin can, as long as it has drainage holes in the bottom - with cutting or seed compost. You can get this from a garden centre or nursery, many of them are offering click and collect or home delivery.
Remove the bottom leaves to leave a nice clean stem at the base of each cutting.
With a sharp knife make a clean cut in the stem.
Gently push your cuttings into the compost around the edge of the pot. You should be able to get three or four into a pot.
Firm down the compost around each cutting with your fingers, and then water well using a watering can with a rose, or a water mister. Don't let the compost dry out.
Arrange your cuttings together on the windowsill. If you have something to keep them in, such as a champagne box, even an old shoe box, so much the better. The cutting should root in 2 to 3 weeks and you should be able to pick from the plants soon after that.