2011-09-proagating-2

 

I am propagating long stemmed cuttings into my washed recycled milk carton pots

The long stem method, with a rooting hormone (Indole Butyric Acid) to encourage fast root growth produces good results. Honey is also meant to be a way of encouraging root growth (see this comparison experiment by Stanley Barker).

Plants that are very easy to proagate are lavendars, wormwood, buddleia (butterfly bush) and salvia, and I have even put in some cuttings from my grafted olives to see how they go.

More adventerous is my "hedge in a box" - 24 Westringia cuttings.

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