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Soda Bottles Outside

Posted by gardener4444 5 (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 25, 14 at 22:25

I've been reading about using soda bottles for cuttings outdoors (roses, shurbs). Wouldn't the heat buildup be a problem? I was going to try this and understand how it could work very early in the year, but has anyone successfully done this in the summer?

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RE: Soda Bottles Outside

As long as they aren't kept in direct sunlight, I don't think it should be a problem in your zone.

I've used the baggie method more often for tenting and the only times I've roasted ones due to heat was when I forgot about them somewhere where direct sunlight got on them for too long.

RE: Soda Bottles Outside

when I try things like this, the leaves always seem to get moldy and then die

RE: Soda Bottles Outside

I have had luck with this method: cut off the bottom of the soda bottle, throw away the bottle cap and place the soda bottle over the plant. In hot weather, this method provides enough air circulation to keep bacteria away, yet it retains enough moisture to promote rooting.

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