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Re: [IGSROBIN] Rootone by Schultz

When I start geraniums from cuttings I first allow the cutting to dry out
for a few days in a cool dark place. Then I sparcely apply Rootone to the
cutting. I do not dip the cutting into the jar. Place a hole in the damp
potting mix with a pencil and stick in the cutting patting the loose mix
around the cut stem. I've waited upto a month's time before any growth was
visible. I've had especially good luck with European Ive types.

Bill Lavin  Syracuse, NY USA
>From: "Cynthia S. Lohry" <Hedgehug@AOL.COM>
>Subject: Re: Rootone by Schultz
>Date: Sat, Mar 13, 1999, 8:21 AM

>It's good to hear from you again.  What have you been up to?
>Since you've had success with it, I picked up a little bottle of Schultz
>Rootone rooting hormone at the local store and will give it another try.
>Maybe I did something wrong the first time.  How do you prepare your cuttings,
>and what do you root them in, and any special tips?
>Since everybody else seems to be able to take cuttings that root reliably, I'm
>darn well going to learn to do it successfully too!  I hear people talking
>about their 100% success rate with cuttings and my eyes glaze over, mouth goes
>slack, and I start to nod my head like one of those toy dogs in the back
>window of a car.  Robin is on a holy quest to obtain seeds, and I am searching
>for the perfect way to take and root cuttings.  No problemo.  We should have
>this down pat in a couple of weeks, and be ready for the next mission.  Right

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