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Re: exposure for cuttings
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: exposure for cuttings
  • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2010 19:44:42 -0500

we have to do them in shade here Kitty, but conditions here are so much
different than what you have to deal w/.

On 7/7/10, Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> Thanks for the reply, Andrea.  I think shade does make more sense.
> I usually use a mix of perlite and vermiculite.  I've never had much luck
> with Canadian peat in the mix.
>
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "andreah" <andreah@hargray.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2010 3:36 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] exposure for cuttings
>
>
>
> I know I'm late in replying Kitty but I've always done mine in heavy shade
>> as well until they at least start to root, and then I usually move them
>> into
>> a tad more sun and I mean filtered. I have a picnic table under an oak
>> that
>> I usually use. I don't cover mine and have about 50% success depending on
>> what it is. I'm currently on a hydrangea kick. The macrophyllas seem to be
>> the easiest. Limited success with Lady in Red and preziosa. I suspect I
>> keep
>> my soil too wet. I need to get some vermiculite.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
>> Behalf
>> Of Kitty
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 9:54 PM
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] exposure for cuttings
>>
>> If I had a greenhouse, I'd probably be able to contol the environment more
>> to their liking without keeping them in a box.  Although it has been
>> terribly humid this past month, the time for cuttings is now.  It's also a
>> time for wind and the humidity is abating now.  The box is to reduce
>> transiration but I don't think putting it in direct sunlight which would
>> heat things up  would be good for them.  But I wonder how much sunlight
>> they
>>
>> still need to do their work.
>>
>> I guess I'll just wait and see.
>> Thanks for the response.
>>
>>
>> Kitty
>> neIN, Zone 5
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer" <inlandjim1@q.com>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 4:46 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] exposure for cuttings
>>
>>
>> I dunno. I've always rooted cuttings in shade, but I've thought it was
>>> to reduce transpiration, not heat. But then, I've never tried to root
>>> them in a closed environment, believing good air circulation was a
>>> necessary component.
>>>
>>> The second nursery I worked for was a SoCal wholesale houseplant
>>> grower. He had a large greenhouse dedicated to rooting cuttings. The
>>> greenhouse, like most SoCal greenhouses then, was sprayed with
>>> whitewash to keep the direct sun out and, when the winter rains came,
>>> to let the winter sun in. So it was shady most of the time. It had an
>>> exhaust fan to move the air. And it had a high-humidity irrigation
>>> system--a Mexican named Frank [probably Francisco to his wife and
>>> friends]--who, in peak summer, constantly moved through the area
>>> dragging a hose with a fog nozzle.
>>>
>>> The rooting success rate was near 100 percent, so I've always tried to
>>> emulate his practices.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Jun 30, 2010, at 6:53 AM, Kitty wrote:
>>>
>>> Ever since someone on this list (I think it was Cathy) said they
>>>> started their cuttings ina clear storage box, I've been doing the
>>>> same with mostly good success.  I placed the box between the west
>>>> side of the house and a cherry tree so it got filtered sunlight,
>>>> maybe a direct hit for a short while.
>>>>
>>>> Last year the tree died and I took it down.  It seems to me that w/
>>>> out the tree's protection the cuttings would heat up too much if I
>>>> put the box in the same place with a western exposure - too much
>>>> direct sun.  So I put them on my front porch, eastern exposure but,
>>>> for the most part filtered by a dogwood tree.  I don't think this
>>>> looks to be enough sunlight.
>>>>
>>>> So just how much light do cuttings in a box need?  These are of
>>>> shrubs - Viburnum, Lilac, Magnolia.  Would the north side be better?
>>>> Any suggestions?
>>>>
>>>> Kitty
>>>> neIN, Zone 5
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>>>>
>>> Inland Jim
>>> Willamette Valley
>>>
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-- 
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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