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Re: Jim's new picture links

Auralie, that's a good idea, though I could never do it in the kitchen.
Perhaps on the lightstand, which I usually cover up for the summer.  I guess
what amazed me most about your and Jim's methods was that the medium isn't
fresh for each use, nothing really sterile.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 8:39 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Jim's new picture links

> In a message dated 07/13/2004 12:05:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
> fungicide, though I suppose the hormones might help.
> I'd love to have a set up like that.  Having it ready and waiting would
> it so much easier to take cuttings whenever it occurs to you to do so.
> Kitty, this might not be sufficient for your needs, but for a number of
> I kept a clear
> plastic "sweater box" - don't know what else it would be called - about
> 15"x6" by 5"deep
> with a cover - filled with about 3 or 4 inches of vermiculite on my
> counter - protected
> spot by a sunny window.  The lid of the box was its tray, though there
> no drainage
> holes.  I can't begin to guess how many plants I rooted in that box but
> were many.
> Whenever I had a leaf or cutting or pruning, a piece of it went into the
>  When the
> rootings began to get so big they overwhelmed other things, or there was
> room for
> new cuttings, I would pot them on.  Since it was on the kitchen counter, I
> was reminded
> to water it frequently, but never let it be soggy.  I theorized -never
> this anywhere -
> that the rooting plants produced their own hormones that helped other
> to root.
> Anyway, I kept the same vermiculite going - just topped it up when it got
> (some would
> cling to the roots of the cuttings when I removed them.)  When we
> the kitchen
> a few years back I promised myself a new box - that one had become pretty
> crummy
> looking after more than fifteen years - but somehow have never replaced
> though I think
> of it often.  I usually have something rooting somewhere at any given
> Auralie
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