Category Archives: Propigation

Easy Fall Plant Propagation Techniques

Easy Fall Plant Propagation Techniques
Easy Fall Plant Propagation Techniques

As a home gardener, fall should be a very special time for you. Fall is the best season of the year for plant propagation, especially for home gardeners who do not have the luxury of intermittent mist. The technique that I am going to describe here can be equally effective for evergreens as well as many deciduous plants.

The old rule of thumb was to start doing hardwood cuttings of evergreens after you have experienced at least two hard freezes. After two hard freezes the plants are completely dormant.

However, based on my experience it is beneficial to start doing your evergreen cuttings earlier than that. So instead of doing by the book hardwood cuttings you’re actually working with semi-hardwood cuttings. The down side to starting your cuttings early is that they will have to be watered daily unless you experience rain showers. The up side is that they will start rooting sooner, and therefore are better rooted when you pull them out to transplant them.

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Bring a Plant Cutting Indoors

Bring a Plant Cutting Indoors
Bring a Plant Cutting Indoors

If you love an outdoor plant but it is too big to bring indoors you have the option of
taking a cutting from that plant. Once you have taken a cutting, you can start a new plant
that is smaller and more appropriate for an indoor garden. Depending on the type of
plant you are taking a plant cutting from there is a few methods you might want to try.

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