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Re: cuttings


Oh, what about drain holes? What do you do about keeping them from getting
too wet? 

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC


> [Original Message]
> From: Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
<4042N15@nationalhearing.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 8/6/2005 12:39:19 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] cuttings
>
> I didn't respond right away Andrea, because I have mixed results with my
> cuttings.  I'm now using the clear enclosed box method that I think Cathy
> brought up some time back.  I use a 1:1 mix of perlite and vermiculite in
> mine.  I just checked this morning and some of my hardy woody cuttings
have
> taken hold.  Previously I had only done tender plants in this box and with
> great results.
>
> But as I understand it you are doing yours in the open, no top. So I
really
> wouldn't be able to give any advice.
>
> Kitty
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "David Franzman" <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Friday, August 05, 2005 9:02 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] cuttings
>
>
> > I don't live in an humid climate Andrea but I just use vermiculite.
> Little
> > chance of rotting that way.  I actually used Jim's method of the box. 
Ask
> > him about it it's a good solution.
> >
> > David
> > http://www.atouchofthetropics.net
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
> > To: "gardenchat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Friday, August 05, 2005 6:19 PM
> > Subject: [CHAT] cuttings
> >
> >
> > > Question for those of you in really humid climates. I've been trying
to
> > > do some Hydrangea cuttings and a few other things this summer. Seems
> > > they were doing well until it got into July. It's been so humid that
the
> > > soil isn't "breathing." My cuttings are rotting rapidly and it's
really
> > > irritating me.
> > >
> > >
> > > Do y'all use JUST vermiculite to do cuttings or do you use soil also?
> > > Does the vermiculite work better? I bought a bag today at Lowe's so I
> > > can try that. Should I wait until September when it cools off some?
> > >
> > >
> > > I want to start some things (mostly Hydrangeas and Salvias) even
though
> > > I know it's late into the summer, but actually I usually do some in
the
> > > fall and they do fine.
> > >
> > > A
> > >
> > >
> > > Andrea H
> > > Beaufort, SC
> > >
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