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rooting cuttings

Category: my garden | Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:01 pm

We all know a bit of bottom heat helps most cuttings take root, as well as humidity. I use to have an outdoor hot water service, which got lovely and warm on top. I'd keep a kitty litter tray with a few inches of water, and just put pots or tubes in it tall short enough to wick up wter but tall enough so media didn't get soggy and everything rooted that quickly there. Now I put it on top of the fishtank at night, but am working on a small greenhouse with a passive solar hot water heater to keep base warm- not really a problem for 3/4 of the year here though. Black plastic over bricks in the sun works well too. put your cuttings in their own miniature greenhouse of cut in half and reconstituted plastic bottles- poke some eholes for ventilation. Put on black bricks and of sun too strong, shade the tops of bottles somehow. et cetera : ) bear


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123Henry wrote on Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:02 pm:


Very good post thank you I am trying to get root cutting down lot to learn
123Henry





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