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Re: Re: Jim's new picture links


I concur, wonder if I can find one for the sill in the sun room? It would
surely look better than the collection of jars I'm now using.
----- Original Message -----
From: <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 9:57 AM
Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] Jim's new picture links


> Auralie - FAB idea lady!!  Oh I must try that!
>
> Pam Evans
> Kemp, TX
> zone 8A
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> Sent: 7/13/2004 8:39:45 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> 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
make
> > 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
years
> > 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
kitchen
> > counter - protected
> > spot by a sunny window.  The lid of the box was its tray, though there
were
> > no drainage
> > holes.  I can't begin to guess how many plants I rooted in that box but
there
> > were many.
> > Whenever I had a leaf or cutting or pruning, a piece of it went into the
box.
> >  When the
> > rootings began to get so big they overwhelmed other things, or there was
no
> > 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
read
> > this anywhere -
> > that the rooting plants produced their own hormones that helped other
things
> > to root.
> > Anyway, I kept the same vermiculite going - just topped it up when it
got low
> > (some would
> > cling to the roots of the cuttings when I removed them.)  When we
remodeled
> > 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
it,
> > though I think
> > of it often.  I usually have something rooting somewhere at any given
time.
> > Auralie
> >
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