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Re: Cuttings

  • Subject: Re: Cuttings
  • From: "Roth, Barry" BRoth@BROBECK.COM
  • Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 16:10:08 -0800

Some combination of the following:

-- open shade with plenty of blue sky overhead, not direct sun
-- porous media (more or less like: 2 sand, 1 perlite, 1 peat/coir)
-- media not soaking wet, more like a squeezed-out sponge, just damp to the=
 =
touch
-- under a clear plastic dome -- but raise it once a day at least for airing
-- water with a trace of Clorox in it to fight dampoff fungus
-- keep water off leaves and stems
-- bottom heat
-- possibly try an anti-transpiration spray like Cloud Cover or Wilt-Pruf (=
I=
 haven't used them, but if wilting is a problem, they might be the answer, =
rather than raising humidity, which can foster botrytis/mold)
-- supplication to one's favorite deity.

There's my laundry list, Sandy; best of luck!

Barry

-----Original Message-----
=46rom: Sandy Connerley [mailto:sandyc@SURFARI.NET]
Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2002 7:37 PM
To: IGSROBIN@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU
Subject: Cuttings


Hello,
    Would anyone care to share there best advice on babying along
stressed cuttings?  Any secret formulas?
Sandy


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