For as long as I can remember, my grandmom always had a plant of some sort rooting in a glass on her kitchen window sill. She must likely learned this trick from my Nonni who knew how to root her azaleas.
Side note: for those of you who don’t know what rooting is, it’s growing a plant from a clipping of another plant.
Well, yesterday I started my own rooting project with a few baby hostas. We have a massive hosta in the front which sprouts baby hostas all over the place. A few weeks ago, we were able to separate 12 hosta plants from three hostas in the front with seven transplanted hostas coming from the monster hosta.
Fast forward to yesterday and our much needed weeding day. Everywhere I turned there were little three inch hosta plants growing and I knew we would have homes for them by the end of the summer. So I did what Grandmom and Nonni would have done– gently removed the babies and placed them into pots.
Plus it’s thrifty and they were all about making due. By transplanting our 12 hostas and not buying new, we probably save about $120, since they run about $10 a piece.
Five pots and a few hours later, we had a weeded front yard and The Marie Project. It’s Day 2 of the project and my baby hostas are still alive! Let’s see how they fare by the end of the summer. Wish me luck!