The best (simple) media for rooting cuttings?
Is 100% peat a definite no-no for rooting cuttings in? I used it because I thought it was the most sterile of what I had on hand at the time, but the hardwood cuttings (pre-callused and a few showing roots) in it are leafing out but starting to mold and decline.
If I bought a single bag of planting medium from the local Home Depot, what would give me the best odds with hardwood cuttings?
Generic potting soil?
I've not seen this question addressed in a straightforward way, although there seems to be much discussion of differing opinions regarding mixes for specific plants such as figs on that forum. The products the folks named were totally unfamiliar to me, thus my no-BS style of question here...
Thanks for any input.