***rooting cuttings experiment*** : ))
Okay, I love experiments so I decided to start one on rooting cuttings.
I have found all sorts of methods on the web and I have had so-so luck with plain water. They seem to be so much effort for what I think could be a relatively simple task. So here goes the experimentÃ¯Â¿Â½.
They are all under shop lights, 16 hours a day, in 65-75* temps in plastic 16oz cups (in hindsight I wish I used a clear cup so I could see the progress, but too late now!) and they will all be kept moist, not wet.
1. Pink NOID in 1" soil (bottom layer), 3" perlite with no holes (no holes = no drainage holes)
2. Pink NOID in a mix of 70% vermiculite and 30% well draining soil with holes.
3. Pink NOID in 1" soil (bottom layer) 3" perlite with holes and a humidity dome.
4. Pink NOID in 3" of vermiculite topped with 1" of sphagnum moss with holes
5. Santa Rosa with sphagnum moss rolled in clear plastic, sealed off with tape
6. Santa Rosa with denser sphagnum moss and a humidity dome.
7. Mon Amour de Mareuil in 3" of vermiculite
I picked these brugs because they have rooted with about the same success. I would have done them all the same, but I didnÃ¯Â¿Â½t have enough of one kind.
Which one do you think will root the fastest? And which one do you think will take a transplant the easiest?
I will update you when I have progress to share