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Temperature Question

Posted by wishfulthinking 6IN (My Page) on
Wed, May 16, 07 at 9:01

Hi! I had intended to try my first stem cuttings this morning but a cold front came in last night and it is now (7:30 a.m.) only 56 degrees with an expected high of only 60 degrees. Supposed to be this way for several days. Some nights down in the low forties. Will this be a good or a bad thing for trying to start cuttings outside?


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What kind of plant?


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I had thought to try Annabelle hydrangea, some coleus, a penstemon & an aster. I guess maybe this was kind of a stupid question. Anyway, it was so cool I never made it out to take cuttings


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My friend Jerry, a wholesale grower (who could root a toothpick)says to wait until temps at night are consistantly above 70 degrees. I don't know when that would be in zone 6, but we are just now getting consistant warm nights here in zone 9. I am hoping to stick lots of cuttings next week.

Good luck!

Janie


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Thanks Janie. I felt like I should wait. But my propagation chamber is ready for cuttings if it ever does get warm again!


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