A different try at rooting
Having had zero success with rooting my Bhut cuttings I had resigned myself to giving up.
Until I found this "stuff" at Menards called Gel2Root. It looked too good to be true, so I figured I'd blow $4 (for two cups) and give it a try.
It looks like clear Jell-o and claims to have all the nutrients and water necessary to develop a new root system "in only a couple weeks". Since it's clear I can keep an eye on the actual progress.
Here is the first pic (of hopefully many) just a few minutes after starting.