Temperature Question

wish2okcMay 16, 2007

Hi! I had intended to try my first stem cuttings this morning but a cold front came in last night and it is now (7:30 a.m.) only 56 degrees with an expected high of only 60 degrees. Supposed to be this way for several days. Some nights down in the low forties. Will this be a good or a bad thing for trying to start cuttings outside?

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

What kind of plant?

    Bookmark   May 16, 2007 at 11:59AM
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wish2okc

I had thought to try Annabelle hydrangea, some coleus, a penstemon & an aster. I guess maybe this was kind of a stupid question. Anyway, it was so cool I never made it out to take cuttings

    Bookmark   May 17, 2007 at 1:23AM
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little_dani(9, S. Tex Coast)

My friend Jerry, a wholesale grower (who could root a toothpick)says to wait until temps at night are consistantly above 70 degrees. I don't know when that would be in zone 6, but we are just now getting consistant warm nights here in zone 9. I am hoping to stick lots of cuttings next week.

Good luck!

Janie

    Bookmark   May 17, 2007 at 10:45PM
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wish2okc

Thanks Janie. I felt like I should wait. But my propagation chamber is ready for cuttings if it ever does get warm again!

    Bookmark   May 18, 2007 at 8:37PM
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