posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 09:11 PM
Softwood/new growth cuttings always die for me. Virginia creeper, bleeding heart, paulownia...they all died. Only English ivy survived. Oh, and
Last September, I just HAD to have a cutting from my sister's Black Knight buddleia (butterfly bush.) I took 6, and once home, trawled the internet on
how to keep them alive. As it was fall, they were woody.
Well, my friends, I found THIS: How to grow hardwood cuttings -Empress of
1. Take cutting
2. Stick in dirt.
3. Wait a year.
Rooting hormone is recommended, but I didn't have any. Temps should be in the 50s-60s.
Guess what. In October, I discovered that cuttings are doing GREAT. Took one out, and yep, rooted like a pro. They're out in the cold frame now, still
Took a bunch of cuttings from native species in the woods on private land. Fingers crossed.
Now go forth, and propagate free plants to your heart's content.
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