Plant propagation can be a truly rewarding hobby. Going through the process and seeing your plants blossom in due time is a fulfilling experience and certainly, one that will liven up your garden. It is also a great way to teach kids more about how plants work and grow.
At Poundstretcher, we make it easy for our customers to get the garden they have dreamt of by supplying a vast collection of all the propagating equipment they will need.
If this sounds interesting but you are not sure exactly what this entails, fear not. This blog will help you get ready to start adding to your garden by propagating your plants.
What is Plant Propagation?
Simply put, plant propagation is the process of creating new plants. It is a way of increasing the number of plants you have by growing new ones from a variety of sources. These include seeds, seedlings, and plant cuttings. There are two types of propagation - sexual reproduction of plants and asexual reproduction of plants.
Sexual propagation involves using the seeds of a plant to create new plants. The union of the pollen (male) with the egg (female) leads to new seeds being formed. Seed propagation is a useful and straightforward way to add to your garden without constantly buying new seeds. Seeds are made up of three individual parts, and when a seed matures in an ideal environment, it will germinate and actively grow.
Asexual propagation of plants, also known as vegetative propagation, involves plant creation with the use of vegetative parts of plants like leaves, stems, roots, or modified organs. This is done to create clones of the parent plant. There are many ways this can be done including ground layering, dividing roots, grafting and more.
Now that you have an idea of what plant propagation is, let’s take a look at some of the essential equipment you will need to get started, all available from our amazing plant propagation range.
Choosing the Correct Compost
We strongly recommend the brilliant Richmore Growing Bag or the 70 Litre Premium Compost. These are ideal for ensuring your plants grow up to be big, strong and healthy. Having the right compost is a key part of the process and you can rest assured that the choices mentioned above will aid your growing efforts to the fullest.
The Perfect Plant Pots
Whether you are taking cuttings to propagate your plants or using seeds, it is likely you will need a pot to get started. At Poundstretcher, we have the perfect combination of quality and low prices with our plant pots. Choose from either our 12cm or 20cm plastic plant pot, suited to outdoor or indoor use, or our fantastic value pack of 24 biodegradable paper pots.
Be sure to also check out our full collection of planters & hanging baskets for all your plant container needs.
Bulbs For All Tastes
This is the exciting part where you choose which bulbs to opt for and which flowers to grow. With our vast selection, the possibilities are endless. The assortment of colours these flowers will provide as they blossom will give your garden a vibrant and refreshed look.
We also have an equally large range of bulbs and seedlings for a variety of fruits and vegetables. Reap the rewards of the effort you put in by growing these brilliant fruit trees or bulbs and quite literally enjoy the fruits of your labour! From potato bulbs to pears to plums, we have many choices for you to choose from.
Get All Your Plant-Growing and Gardening Essentials From Poundstretcher
To start your plant propagation journey, simply pop into your local store and start shopping.
While you are there be sure to browse our full gardening offering featuring garden watering supplies and garden accessories. We also have a host of barbecues and fire pits, solar lights and garden decor options too.
You can easily find your local store using our find a store tool today.