Cutting work for the propagation of plants has been started at SAM (Sustainable Agricultural Movement) central garden and library garden at Mukti Gram. In these two central gardens of Mukti, 18 women are involved in this cutting work.
Three types of herbaceous plants – Lantana – 2000 pieces, Salvia – 2000 pieces and Nayantara -5000 pieces have been prepared through cutting for propagation.
These plants are being propagated by following the easiest methods of taking stem cuttings. At first 3 “-4” young stems are cut from a plant. Then the end of the stem is been ripping out little. Cutting powder is applied to the ripped part. The stems are then sown in a bed of sand or potting until they develop roots. The rooted cuttings then will be planted into pots or the ground.
The saplings then will be used for roadside beautification or for hedge work.