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Old 09-11-2008, 03:24 PM
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someone tell me how they make cuttings root


Where do you cut? (Generally) How deep to put it in the soil? Shade usually? Bottom warmth? How long? Ugh I can never get anything to root! Misting ok?
Trying to root sedums right now. Just regular small sedums (ground cover). Aren't those supposed to be the easiest or one of the easiest to root?
I tried rooting roses this summer too, and they died quite nicely. Totally black!
Please tell me anything that you do to make things take. I would appreciate any tip, for any plant, because obviously I must be missing something.
I've tried wounding things, cutting at the nodes, dipping in hormone, misting, bottom heat, etc. New growth, old growth. UGHiesss!!
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Old 09-11-2008, 03:31 PM
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Hello suddenly spring. I was like you also, I couldnt root anything until I found zuzus method explained here:
Propagating cuttings using Forsythe Pots ~

Very thorough directions that are easy to follow, even has pictures!! Try it, its a very easy method and works great too. Even I can root things!! Lots of luck and let us know how it work for you.
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Old 09-11-2008, 03:56 PM
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That is definitely like nothing I have ever seen before--or read about! Thank you so much!!!! I'm going to do them all that way and see. It even looks like it will work!
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Rooting hormone works great. Misting is helpful too.
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Old 09-11-2008, 04:16 PM
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It will work. I've rooted things like that. And I was surprised that I could do it too!
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Hi Suddenly Spring, I have sedum also, I just cut a piece off, stick in root hormone, put it into potting soil and it takes off....Blessings,
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Old 09-11-2008, 04:26 PM
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I have done ever witch way and nottttttttt but no fail with the forsythe pot any thing u wont it is great thank you jdk she is all that
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I had no luck with either the misting or rooting hormone. Zuzu's forsythe method sounds like a winner.
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I have seeen that on tv a long time ago..I will have to remember that. ZUZU to the rescue!!!
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Old 09-11-2008, 04:50 PM
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She's our girl! We'd be lost without her. She probably can identify that orange flower Angie's been talking about. The one she's sending seed out, hoping someone can identify!
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:57 PM
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I added all my cuttings that were looking pretty rough to my homemade forsythe pot--I can't wait. This is like nothing I've ever done before. I didn't have my car so I walked all the way to home depot to get some more perlite and some small clay pots. LOL! My kids liked the walk though.
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:47 PM
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Diane is right about the sedum. The roses I have rooted them using these forsythe pots. So try them again with the pots. It will work.
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It makes me so happy to read that the Forsythe method
has been working well for some of you all.
Suddenly Spring, I read in your post that you got perlite ...
I use vermiculite, but the perlite may work as well, I'm not sure though,
it may not hold the moisture as well.
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:06 PM
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Yeah, it initially expanded A LOT, and then settled down. It was like a pot of souffle LOL. Can't find vermiculite here! I hope it works. I've been looking for vermiculite for about 3 years now.
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In my frustration I forgot to say please and thank you to you all. Thank you so much for sharing all your tips!! I really appreciate it. I am standing with the best on here.
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