What I am interested in trying is propagating things that are a little trickier - bushes, trees, more grape vines, etc. With all of the landscaping and berry planting I would like to do yet, it could get quite expensive. (If you have just read my husband's newest post, you will see that our land is pretty bare right now - and that we will need to figure out a happy balance with trees!) So last fall I bought some rooting hormone, and I have started my research. This is what I have gathered:
- A lot of plants propagate best with hardwood cuttings - which need to be taken when the plant is dormant.
- Some plants will propagate with the cutting from new growth taken early in spring.
- It takes just a little bit more than dipping the cutting in rooting hormone and then sticking it in dirt.
With that said- has anyone out there propagated from cuttings? I'd love to hear what worked for you and any advice or sites you might have for a newbie!
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