Soda Bottles Outside

gardener4444June 25, 2014

I've been reading about using soda bottles for cuttings outdoors (roses, shurbs). Wouldn't the heat buildup be a problem? I was going to try this and understand how it could work very early in the year, but has anyone successfully done this in the summer?

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yupislyr(6B)

As long as they aren't kept in direct sunlight, I don't think it should be a problem in your zone.

I've used the baggie method more often for tenting and the only times I've roasted ones due to heat was when I forgot about them somewhere where direct sunlight got on them for too long.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 4:50PM
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steelskies(5)

when I try things like this, the leaves always seem to get moldy and then die

    Bookmark   August 17, 2014 at 1:21PM
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johncrthomas

I have had luck with this method: cut off the bottom of the soda bottle, throw away the bottle cap and place the soda bottle over the plant. In hot weather, this method provides enough air circulation to keep bacteria away, yet it retains enough moisture to promote rooting.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 8:12PM
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