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rooting rose clipping

Posted by Tink5980 7a (marianna.kent@yahoo.com) on
Tue, May 15, 12 at 20:41

I read somewhere that you could you could use a potatoe to root clippings....anyone know about that?


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RE: rooting rose clipping

A friend said that her grandmother rooted roses in potatoes. I haven't tried it. Try it!


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LOL JUST READ THIS POSTING TO MY HUBBY (THE ROSE GROWER) NOW HE IS SAYING THAT HE HAS TO TRY THIS LOL WILL LET YOU KNOW IF IT WORKS


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This has been around for years and years, and not something I'd try except for in the fall/winter if no other methods worked (which they do);

1 Cut a piece of rose bush stem 6 to 8 inches long with a sharp, clean knife or pruning shears. This should be done in winter when the blooms have wilted and hips are forming.

2 Cut off the spent blooms, hips and lower leaves. Do not cut the nodes, or eyes, above the leaves.

3 Fill the nursery pot 1/3 full with potting soil and place on a plate or drainage pan.

4 Punch a hole 3 inches deep into a healthy potato using a screwdriver.

5 Insert the bottom end of the cutting into the potato hole.

6 Place inside the nursery pot and cover with soil so that about 3 inches of the cutting sticks out.

7 Place in indirect sunlight and keep surrounding soil moist but well drained for two months. Transplant into a permanent place outdoors in the spring.


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  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Thu, May 24, 12 at 10:47

Never heard of this one before! Sounds like an interesting winter project.


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Can you put in more than just one cutting per potato? Like 3 or 4?
Clare


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any of ya'll ever try this?


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any of ya'll ever try this?


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