cuttings how to?

cbdeajr(Zone 5 NE Missouri)September 28, 2008

Should you remove the thorns from a cutting before planting them? Also when is it to late to try to start cuttings in zone 5 if you are going to use lights to start them and over winter them in the basement?

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I have had equivalent results when I removed the thorns as when I didn't remove the thorns. I don't think it matters. Some feel that removing the thorns acts the same as wounding the cutting . . . maybe.

I'm in a different zone than you, but I had good success with late fall cuttings rooted in my basement using milk jugs and soda bottles. (There's a photo of my set up in the 'Delaying Stratification' thread) If you want details on exactly how I root roses this way, check out the photo tutorial in the How To section on my web site.


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    Bookmark   September 28, 2008 at 7:36AM
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