Will my mini greenhouse work?

sandymigMay 28, 2008

I want to try to get some softwood cuttings going. This is finally the right time of year right? Although I think I may still be early for some things. I am very green to propagating so I would appreciate any feedback and tips you could provide.

I have a mini, mini greenhouse, more like a coldframe. The dimensions are approximately 5 feet long by 3 feet deep by 3 feet high. Will this work for softwood cuttings? I have cloches that I could use instead. Which option do you think is better? Temperatures right now are varying a lot! We had 86 degrees yesterday, which was unusually hot, and today it won't get out of the 60's. Average high is 76. Will it be warm enough at night?

Thanks in advance.

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georgez5il(z5 IL)

It should work BUT the proof is in the results give it a try..... Note that rooting is promoted by warm soil temp & not the air temp... keep humidity high & good air circulation.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2008 at 2:30PM
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petzold6596(8b southern NM)

I agree with Georgez5il. To clarify the term 'warm' soil, it should be between 65 and 75 degrees F for best results. If the temp. is above or below, the propagation rate will be slower or less than at optimal conditions.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2008 at 11:14AM
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