Houseplant Starts and Furniture Protection

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  1. Jewell

    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    One of the reasons I have a plethora of house plants is because of my difficulties in throwing away cuttings. Over time I have collected little vases that I can easily drop cuttings into and eventually pot. This is a small collection of young plants or cuttings (sometimes only a leaf). I use plastic bags, upside down brandy snifters or whatever strikes my fancy. Mostly I scatter the containers with starts around and hide them amongst other bigger plants.

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    For furniture protection I use furniture floor protectors, cedar shakes, drink holders.

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    it is amazing how a few leaves stuck in a little vase can look like a full plant. Here is an office pen holder I turned into a place to drop cuttings from a variety of plants.

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    Once spring comes around I will have a variety of plants to give away. It’s turning into an annual ritual that started from a few cuttings placed in my kitchen window a few years ago.

    Do you have any interesting tips, tricks or starter containers you really like?
     
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  3. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Good work, Jewell.
    There will be some happy people in your neck of the woods, come spring.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I really love the way you utilise different objects for your starts Jewell. I especially like the brandy glasses - what a great idea!! Come spring there are going to be a lot of happy people in your area.
     
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    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Jewell I like your collection of baby plants. They look very healthy and you've managed to make them look pretty. I get a kick out of your fascination with starting plants! An indoor nursery.
     
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    Jewell, you definitely do not need any starting tips from me, but I'll offer one anyway. I cut the bottom off two liter clear soda bottles and place the bottle over the potted cutting. By removing or replacing the cap on the bottle, I can control the humidity. I do this in the barn with rimmed cookie sheets as water catchers.
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    MG, excellent idea. :like:
     
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