Wondering what rooting method vintage gardens uses?

vettin(z6b Northern VA)May 3, 2014

Curious if anyone knows and would be willing to share the rooting method used by vintage gardens. I thought there was a video bit must be thinking of something else...

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I don't know, but I think it is a commercial system, with mist plumbing, etc.


    Bookmark   May 3, 2014 at 7:09PM
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Mendocino_Rose(z8 N CA.)

They have mist houses(like a greenhouse). The misters are on a timer system. I have a friend who made her own small home mist house.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 9:02AM
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I have some kind of mist system but I've never used it. It's a big black box thing and you put the cuttings in plugs through the top and inside there's a mist system that's hooked up to an aquarium pump.

Has anyone ever used a system like this before?

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 11:00AM
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jerijen(Zone 10)

If you have a small greenhouse, you can make an effective misting system with a battery-powered timer, and one of those misting systems they sell for use on your patio, in hot, dry, weather.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 1:48PM
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ffff(Calif. 9)

new_garden: I tried a system like that for a while. It's kind of low-budget hydroponics/aeroponics, and if you keep the nutrients at a safe level and change the solution weekly, you can get a lot of things rooted. I did well with various garden shrubs in one. It didn't do so well for me with roses, but your luck may be better. I don't know of any reason why it shouldn't work for them, aside from some roses just being difficult. (Or nearly impossible in some cases, requiring layering or grafting.)

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 4:09PM
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I saw a posting, dated May 5, 2011 on rooting using wet newspaper. You take cuttings, remove the foliage, and apply rooting hormone of your choice to the cuts and end. Then soak a few sheets of newspaper, wring it out so there is no dripping from the paper. Next, wrap the cuttings with the paper, place in a plastic bag, seal and set aside for a few (how many it did not say, or I missed it) weeks. When you open it up there should be roots formed ready for potting. It seems the time to do this is when the temps are low and there is high humidity. Sounds like that should work, if not then build the misting systemsâ¦. etc.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 5:38PM
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