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Re: cuttings rooted in floral foam 6 years 7 months ago #4239

Haha pinkham :D busy is good! My success rate with cuttings is shocking, I got a few to grow new growth but the they died shortly after, i think its the heat we've been having where i live. Only 5 or so cuttings have made it :)
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Re: cuttings rooted in floral foam 6 years 7 months ago #4328

The spaghetti squash sprouted yesterday!!!! It's way too early for it to go outside so I brought it to work and gave it to a co-workers 9 year old. He was so amazed...who am I kidding, I was too. The sprout looked like the " little shop of horrors" plant. I'm going to do it again.
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Re: cuttings rooted in floral foam 6 years 7 months ago #4352

I think I'll try the egg shell method! By the way, we were discussing seeds from produce, and my orange seeds finally have a little root growing (after about a month.) :D

Also, I know a lot of hydroponics stores sell the rockwool cubes for cuttings and seeds. You can find a lot of hydroponics materials on ebay. Hydroponics opens up whole new worlds in seed and cutting starting! I haven't tried the rockwool cubes yet but if someone else has, let me know how they work for you. They should make a clear medium so I can watch the things grow instead of poking around in the dirt and disrupting them. :)
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Re: cuttings rooted in floral foam 6 years 7 months ago #4356

I agree. I cringe every time someone tells me that they check for roots on a cutting by tugging on it. Being able to see them would be great.
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Re: cuttings rooted in floral foam 6 years 7 months ago #4363

Pinkham wrote: I agree. I cringe every time someone tells me that they check for roots on a cutting by tugging on it. Being able to see them would be great.


You can. You just watch the new growth spriuting out of the cutting. Except for winter-hardwood cuttings, you know they have rooted when they start growing vigourously again. Wintercuttings have taken if the fresh sprouts stay on for a month or two after bud-breaking.
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Re: cuttings rooted in floral foam 6 years 7 months ago #4371

I wonder if anyone could help me, I took a cutting from an olive about 4 months ago and there is absolutely no new growth on it, but if i scratch the bark its still green underneath. I know olives grow slowly but dam...
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Re: cuttings rooted in floral foam 6 years 7 months ago #4374

Our olive tree suffered from a late frost last year and took between April and July to recover: THe first growth only started to appear in July...

Be patient.. :D
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