Whenever I went plant shopping with my dear departed mom-in-law, she kept an eye out for pots with more than one seedling in them. Look, she would say – extra seedlings for free! I did the opposite – I avoided pots with bonus seedlings because I figured I would kill them while trying to tease them apart. Better to plant one healthy, easy-to-handle seedling than mangle and destroy three or four in the attempt.
How wrong I was! Turns out it’s easy if you’re careful — and now’s a great time to learn and take advantage of this skill because LEAF’s Fall Seedlings Sale is selling some plants four to a pot. That’s four healthy organic plants for the price of one.
In this video, LEAF’s plant propagators show how it’s done.