Monty Don will return to Gardeners’ World tonight after being absent from last week’s show. This week, Monty will be planting out tomatoes and showing viewers what to feed plants. Arit Anderson will be looking into using peat and Sue Kent will share her allotment progress.
He cut around three inches off the top of the stems and put them in a sandwich bag.
He added: “Put that in a bag, close it up and that means that it is losing less moisture.
“But it’s still really important that I treat this as something that can’t be put off. I’ll deal with it right now.”
Next, he showed viewers how to prepare the cuttings for being planted in a pot.
He continued: “That needs watering but because they’re softwood cuttings and therefore will die very quickly unless they grow roots, they need to be kept moist.
“That doesn’t mean to say the soil kept moist but the air.
“So I’m going to put them in the greenhouse.”
Monty said if you don’t have a mother plant to take cuttings from, you can always grow sage from seeds.
Gardeners’ World airs tonight at 9pm on BBC Two