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Taking Root

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Some plants are difficult to propagate but, with basil, you can take a 5-10cm cutting, remove the lower leaves and put it in a jar of water for a couple of weeks. If you buy a single plant from a supermarket, you can easily get several new plants going this way (plus you get to eat the leaves you removed). You can see the roots beginning to form and that is what I decided to paint today:

Basil Cutting
Basil Cutting

It wouldn’t pass muster as a botanical illustration but, for a quick and easy painting with no under-drawing, I am satisfied with the result.