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Old 09-11-2008, 11:30 PM
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Start on something easy. Salvias are easy. I use rooting hormone. I cut just below o node. I will use young soft wood and older semi hardwood untill I know what works well with that plant and I use a sterile medium with extra vermiculite and perlite. I dont let to many leaves ste on and pinch the stem so there ar only 3 nodes on it competly I wet the bottom tip and dip it in the dry hormone and then put the cutting in the four inch pot of medium. Some suculents, like cactus, prickley pear, crown of thorns, Eppi's will want to dry and form a callus on them before you put it in the medium. I don't do anything fancy with misting tables and such because I don't have them. I will stick anything in hormone and medium. Some take and some don't. I don't fret when they don't I just go get something else. Read up on the plant. Because some plants prefer to have cuttings made of them at specific times of the year. I am not the best and most technical of gardeners, so keepdigging. Google it on the internet.
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Old 09-12-2008, 07:04 AM
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Suddenly Spring, I haven't tried Zuzu's method yet but planning on it, and I believe if she tell it, you can count on it.... Here's the way I do rose cuttings also, if you need the info....I will cut the stem at an angle down to where there is five leaves together, root hormone, and stick it in potting soil, mixed with some sand.... I tell you this only because I've tried it, and I have several that is doing really well... I'm not an expert, but I have learned by trial and error....Just thought I'd share my little knowledge.... Blessings
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Old 09-12-2008, 07:27 AM
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This is all such great advice!!! Gonna have to rate this thread a 5. Thanks everyone for your input and keep it coming!!
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:56 AM
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Great info


Hey gang
Here are tons of great sites:

http://www.wikihow.com/Grow-Cuttings...blished-Plants

http://renovate.realestate.com.au/ou...arden-cuttings

http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/opp2870

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...PropPlnts.html

http://www.hgtv.com/landscaping/take...-make-it-grow/
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:40 PM
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Thanks Gary!! Some of us need all the help we can get!! For example, me.
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:56 PM
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Thanks alot, good info..
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Those were some good websites to look at. And I've always wanted to root sage and lavender. My neighbor's would be happy to share some cuttings with me. They already let me take some seed, but they might be hybrids so rooting some would probably be better. I wanted to try rooting some of my other neighbor's stonecrop too.
The first neighbors have something that I think might be trumpet vine. They said I could have both seed and cuttings. So I might try both. It grows without any watering by them, so it must be pretty xeric LOL. Thanks for all the info! Every bit helps. I wonder if one can find vermiculite in the aqautic section at wal-mart? Does anyone know?
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I bought vermiculite at Lowes.
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