This is just a small tip for new gardeners and it is a rather fun thing to do.
If you want to get a few more plants of your favourite herbs etc., try to root them in water -it is so easy.
Just cut a piece off the top of the plant - about 15cm in lengtth - make the cut just below a pair of leaves, then gently remove these bottom leaves and pop your cutting into a small jar of water - making sure that the area where you have removed the leaves is under water.
Place your jar with the cutting in it on to a sunny window sill and in a few days you will see roots emerging.
Allow the roots to develop until they are about 10 cm in length.
Your cutting is now ready to put into a container.
Use a good potting soil with compost added and as soon as the plant shows signs of top growth, it is ready for some organic fertilizer.
This is a great idea if you would like to grow a plant as a gift for someone - and is fun to do.