Propagating Fig Cuttings
I am attempting to propagate Fico Nero, Nero Nobile, and Hardy Chicago fig cuttings. I have never done this and I want to get a head start on the spring. Questions: 1) Will it work? 2) How long will it take before the cuttings begin to show growth? The procedures that I used are as follows: 1) Cut small verical cuts on the bottom end of the cutting about 1 inch long; 2) Cover the bottom end with the vertical cuts with rooting harmone; 3) Prepare a 6-inch pot with potting soil and make a hole in the soil center the size of the cutting; 4) Carefully place the bottom of the cutting in the hole about 3 inches deep and press the soil around it; 5) Water the pot until it is very moist; 6) Cut the bottom out of an appropriately sized plastic bottle and put the bottle over the cutting, forming a mimi-greenhouse; 7) Place the pots under an artificial light seeding set-up and water as necessary to keep moist. The basement where the lights are set up in about 63 degrees.
This post was edited by CharlieBoring on Tue, Mar 11, 14 at 7:26