Ten Simple Steps to Taking Cuttings
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There are several different types of cuttings that you can take
from plants , Your Rose Garden ing - the most common are softwood, semi-ripe and
hardwood. These refer to how woody and therefore how old the
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Softwood cuttings are taken from the youngest part of the stem,
and are the easiest and quickest to take root. , Laying Out Your New Landscape This makes them
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Softwood cuttings are taken in May and June from the new growth
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Some experts recommend using hormone rooting powder to encourage
root , Framing--the Backbone of your Log Cabin ing, others say it is not necessary. I have taken cuttings
both using rooting powder and without using it and I have had
successes and failures with both. So give it a try and see what
The most suitable and easiest plants , A Great Shrub For Bristol Township- The Burning Bush for taking cuttings
include: fuchsias, pelargoniums, hebes, lupins, hydrangeas and
So here's how you do it:
1. Cut about half a dozen growing tips , The Green Giant Arborvitae Story from the plant , Home Equity – Don’t Spend It On Risky Investments - about 4"
using a sharp knife or secateurs and pop straight into a
polythene bag to keep the cutting moist
2. Use either special cuttings compost, , A Great Shrub For Bristol Township- The Burning Bush or make up a half and
half mix of multi-purpose compost , A Great Shrub For Bristol Township- The Burning Bush and vermiculite or sharp sand
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3. You can use small 3" pots , Peace of Mind for Home Inspections: Choose the Right Inspect for individual cuttings, or a
larger 5" pot , Native Trees and Plants For Adams County Pa and place , The Secret To Healthier Plants? Le?’s Ask My Grandfather. up to 5 cuttings around the edge
4. Trim each cutting so that the bottom is just below a leaf
joint (node) - make the cut a slanted one if you can 5. Take off
all the bottom leaves, leaving just 3-4 at the top, and pinch
out the growing tip
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6. If you are using hormone rooting powder, dip the bottom end
of the cutting in water, , Granite Preformed Rock Pond Kits then into the powder and shake off any
7. Push the cutting into the compost , 8 Lawn Care Tips for Your Garden in the pot , Inspecting a Home up to about a
third of its length, and water
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8. Cover the pot , Hampton Bay Lighting…Only the best! with a clear polythene bag making sure the bag
does not press against the leaves, and place , Inspecting a Home on a bright, sunny
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9. Check every few days, but they should not need much watering
10. When you see new leaves appearing, you will know that the
cutting has rooted - you can then re-pot the new plant , Here's How To Know Which Kitchen Design Is Right For You into
normal potting compost
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And because softwood cuttings are so easy to root, , A Beginner's Guide To Caring For A Bonsai Tree it is also
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off the bottom leaves, pinch out the growing tip, , The Home Decoratorï¿½s Guide to Wall Repairs and within a
couple of weeks you will see the roots , ODE TO THE ROSEBUSH starting to grow. , Beneficial Lacewings for the Garden
And that's all there is to it - your family and friends will be
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