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Secret combination for R.Sage softwood

Posted by digginLight z5 va (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 2, 05 at 14:55

The stuff grows so well once established we blithely dipped an stuck a couple of flats worth of softwood cuttings and relegated them to the mist box. In the two stints weve tried so far, weve gotten perhaps only10->15% success.

Is there some particular combination of technique with Russian Sage for finding those percentages as losses instead..?

Response appreciated greatly as the softwood is falling into autumn..!

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RE: Secret combination for R.Sage softwood

we find that taking them late in autumn yields poor rooting - I suspect they are too woody then. We take in mid summer, from very soft wood. Important for us in zone 4 for that winter 'bud' to develop in the plug before we overwinter the plug. hope this helps. PP

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