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Some Cuttings turning black while others are blooming ?

Posted by debbysunshine san diego (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 7, 08 at 14:17

If all cuttings are in the very same potting soil, same cleaned pots, than why do some cuttings grow and others just give up ? I've gotten upset with cuttings that didn't work and two I put out in the front garden and they are non stop bloomers after one year.


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RE: Some Cuttings turning black while others are blooming ?

Had the same experiences as you and the only difference I can figure out is that I held my mouth right on some and not on others.


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RE: Some Cuttings turning black while others are blooming ?

the tongue has to be to the left.


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RE: Some Cuttings turning black while others are blooming ?

I put 2 cuttings per pot. I use 4" peat pots. That way if one dies, I'm still good. If both root, I divide with a knife
and 2 dinner forks. All my cuttings are treated the same, and
most commonly only one of two survive in the same pot, sometimes both, and sometimes neither.


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RE: Some Cuttings turning black while others are blooming ?

ok when you folks are taking cuttings how many do you take of a plant to boost the odds of getting at least ONE that works?


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...and then there were two.

Four initially survived my hamfisted newbie attempts at rooting cuttings last year and made it over the winter. Two STARTED to grow but then stopped. I looked closeley yesterday to find that the two had snuffed it. So that leaves me with two. I guess I will have to watch which way I hold my mouth in the future.


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RE: Some Cuttings turning black while others are blooming ?

With any luck 4 - 5 out of 10. I got 70 out of 200. some strains root better than others.


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RE: Some Cuttings turning black while others are blooming ?

hopefully my attempts have a closer ratio than that this year. Last year I tried rooting whatever tickled my fancy and didn't write them down properly so I don't even know what my last two survivors are. This year I shall refine things somewhat and have a more pointed efffort as to WHAT I try to root.


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