Soak Cuttings in Miracle Gro Solution?

love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)May 22, 2013

I recently purchased a couple of brug cuttings. The seller included a set of care instructions and one of notes was new and intriguing to me. The seller writes, "Plants are soaked in Miracle Gro solution to assist in transplant and reduce the shock in transplanting." Huh. What kind of MG solution would that be? I have to say, the cuttings were extremely healthy and perky upon arrival and although they had no roots when they hit my doorstep, they have rooted at lightening speed. I know that all of the environmental conditions are favorable, but man, I wish all my brugs would root this quickly!

Has anyone ever heard of soaking cuttings in a Miracle Gro solution? If so, which Miracle Gro product is used and what is the recipe/mix rate?

Carol in Jacksonville

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I've never done that. They're very easy to root in a pot of soil with nothing to help stimulate roots or growth.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2013 at 8:12AM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Agreed! I have rooted plenty of brug cuttings and they are easy. I was just curious about this "Miracle Gro solution" and if anyone else had ever heard of it.


    Bookmark   May 31, 2013 at 11:12AM
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PKponder TX(7b)

I had not heard of that but it sounds like a winning strategy!

    Bookmark   June 1, 2013 at 2:32PM
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AllanRandall(z7 OKC)

I haven't heard of it either. To be honest, i would be afraid to try it. I suppose maybe if a take a no-id cutting, i could give it a whirl.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2013 at 12:18AM
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Foreverlad(9b - Tampa Bay)

For anyone interested, Carol (love_the_yard) also posted this topic in the Florida Gardening subforum, which spurred a discussion and has led to one of the posters, TheTradition, starting some trials, comparing and contrasting the effectiveness of different rooting methods, using Justicia as the sample plant.

Here is a link that might be useful: The Blue Water Root Cuttings Trials

    Bookmark   June 4, 2013 at 1:55PM
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If brugs are in the tomatoe family, wouldn't it be safe to say Miracle Grow for tomatoes . I'm gonig to try it, let you know. Carol

    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 3:42PM
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Well , I tried soaking cuttings in Miracle Grow like I said I would. Using the MG for tomatoes ( 1/2 teaspoon in a quart of water) looks like watered down pink lemonade. I took the cutting yesterday from 3 different brugs and the very next day there were little nubs trying to poke through. To me that's quick . Can't wait to see what a week brings. Carol

    Bookmark   August 10, 2013 at 5:17PM
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