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I is for Irishman’s Cutting – Word Up!

Irishman’s Cutting
\ˈʌɪrɪʃməns ˈkʌtɪŋ\
Shoots that develop of their own accord around the base of plants, such as chrysanthemums and globe artichokes, with roots already attached. They can be removed and potted on individually. Also known as basal cuttings. The cuttings are taken from the tender, short shoots that are emerging from the soil, cut just near, or sometimes below the soil line.
Irishmans Cutting Word up
This picture shows two Globe artichoke suckers growing either side of the mother plant (which has been cut down). In the spring I will carefully remove them, making sure they have some root attached, then pot them up and grow them on.
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