protection cuttings with hoop house
I posted about how well hot-beds & hoop houses worked for rooting fall cuttings but don't have photos. This method provided bottom heat, humidity & frost protection. Cuttings not only rooted but matured very well.
This guy has excellent videos of hoop houses, etc. this is similar to the hot beds I used to protect tropicals in winter, root cuttings & keep things moist in summer when I lived in a different climate zone. I dug out a bed under the hoops & filled it with rotting hay for warmth for winter protection & rooting cuttings. In spring I'd use the great humus, & sink pots in the trench to use as a water well to keep things moist during the hottest part of the year.
I need to get some built for this colder zone 8 desert area. Instead of digging out a trench I'll need to build up a bed of hay, leaves,etc.