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Rooting with Roots, Pics Included

Posted by loslunasfarms 7, New Mexico (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 4, 10 at 22:11

Well,

I was looking at my Sequoia tree and noticed that some of the roots were cut, and guess what, there are more figgy babies on the way!

Lets talk!


Sequoia Rooted Roots 2


Sequoia Rooted Roots 1



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RE: Rooting with Roots, Pics Included

Suckers, as they call them.


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RE: Rooting with Roots, Pics Included

I don't care how you shake n bake it. You've got one healthy root system. Looks like you will need a larger pot soon.

Looking at the pictures, When the suckers get about an inch or two longer I would get a plastic/foam cup and poke a hole through it. I would put the cup over the sucker and expose the sucker from the inside of the cup. I would add a few tea spoons full of potting mix and wet. As the sucker gets longer I would add more mix. I would do this till the potting mix almost reaches the top. I would also secure the cup with sticks placed next to it and shoved into the mother tree soil and tie it or wrap tape around it. You don't want that cup to move at all. Sort of like air-layering but with a cup.

When the time come to seperate the cup from the mother tree I would get a small saw and carefuly cut it away from the bottom of the cup and repot into a larger pot.

I have done this with 100% success.

Rafed


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RE: Rooting with Roots, Pics Included

What is funny is that the roots are cut, they are not part of the mother tree.


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RE: Rooting with Roots, Pics Included

Does "Lets Talk" mean its time to start bartering for Sequoia babies? Sounds like you wanna trade!

-Little John


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RE: Rooting with Roots, Pics Included

Forager,

Actually, I was hoping for some debate. I will, might have some trade for later!


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