what are 'roots enough' to plant in pots and ground?
I have starts from cuttings taken throughout summer and wanted to see if I could find some info/advice on follow-up planting...
- For most shrub starts, I'll be putting them in pots w/a little tri-phosphate and then just trying to protect them outside over winter, and plant next spring. Am I on the right/best track here?
I would like to put a new forsythia or two in the ground if they would have a good chance of survival and start-up next season. What's best?
- I have a lot of mum, aster and penstemmon (not sure if the rose cuttings have taken/lasted) starts from cuttings, 4-6 and about 8 weeks old. It seems to me when I've tried before, that putting them in the ground 'the first year/or this soon after rooting, they didn't come back/survive. Should I be potting them over winter first, or is there something that can help/save them in the way I plant them now? Again, I use a little tri-phosphate when planting all new starts.
Thank you for any/all info, advice/guidance -