Well I have some cuttings from my grandmothers plum tree and I have had some mixed success in my first try to get them to take root. I have 2 for sure that will root. I have a dozen others that look like they might. This was started on September 16th. I used liquid and powder root hormones. I also used different medium: sand, generic potting soil and coconut fiber. The potting soil is where the ones that have taken root are but others are trying in the coconut fiber. No luck in the sand. What I need to know is how much longer should I wait to see if the rest of the starts will even try to take root? I am patient so that is not an issue but if it has been too long or there is an indicator on the cut that will tell if they will start please let me know. I would rather get some more new cuts before the weather gets cold than keep trying to get roots on dead end cuttings. Also, the two that do have roots: How long do I need to wait before I move them to an actual pot of soil to let them get a good root base before planting them in the spring? I do promise to keep things up to date and let everyone know of my progress or lack there of.