Simple scion gathering instructions
I was mentioning my interest in figs to a friend in PA and she said there's a fig tree on the property she is renting. I told her I'd like some cuttings of it but since I've never done it I want to make sure I give her correct instructions.
I believe the tree should be dormant and that she should take the most recent year's growth; that the cutting should be between 9 and 12 inches. Is this correct?
When I get them I should dip them in a 10% bleach solution and let the bleach water dry on them. Then I should dip them in rooting hormone, and use a good rooting potting soil mixed with 50% perlite. I should plant them in clear plastic glasses with holes on the sides and bottom (I found that using a hot glue gun without the glue works well). I should keep them in a large Rubbermaid clear container at a steady temperature of 70 degrees F.
Am I missing anything?
Is there a link that gives better descriptions that I can send her?