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Cuttings
« on: April 06, 2020, 11:23:43 PM »
I had heard about the Dr Gowaty fig here and found cuttings on Figbid. When the cuttings arrived , it was green and not lignified. So my question is , do I treat these cuttings when rooting them , the same way as all the dormant cuttings I've ever rooted? Are green cuttings easier or more difficult to root ? So far my most successful rooting method has been to root cuttings in dampened coir ( 90% success )
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Re: Cuttings
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2020, 03:32:52 PM »
I have had good success rooting green cuttings in plain water. 

Another method that has worked good is to wrap the base in a paper towel.  Wet the paper towel and squeeze out the excess.  Place the cuttings into a styrofoam to go box and hide it in a cool dark place.  Forget about it for a week.  When you go back you will likely see roots and buds.
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Re: Cuttings
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2020, 06:00:25 PM »
I had heard about the Dr Gowaty fig here and found cuttings on Figbid. When the cuttings arrived , it was green and not lignified. So my question is , do I treat these cuttings when rooting them , the same way as all the dormant cuttings I've ever rooted? Are green cuttings easier or more difficult to root ? So far my most successful rooting method has been to root cuttings in dampened coir ( 90% success )

I saw it on Figbid too and I was not impressed with it because it was green. You might be lucky to get it rooted. Treat it like other cuttings.
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Re: Cuttings
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2020, 08:39:21 PM »
Are the ends got a lot of white marrow in the center and very little green bark on the outside

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Re: Cuttings
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2020, 09:39:16 PM »
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Are the ends got a lot of white marrow in the center and very little green bark on the outside
That's exactly what they look like JD.
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Re: Cuttings
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2020, 09:44:42 PM »
Atlantafig , when you saw the cuttings on Figbid , were you able to tell that they were green ? I wish I had noticed this.
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Re: Cuttings
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2020, 10:10:23 PM »
I would follow mother gooses suggestion with the paper towels and check them about every 3 days to make sure no mold is forming. I would sterilize them before I did this and I would make it a cut below the bottom nobe about a half an inch also.

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Re: Cuttings
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2020, 10:14:33 PM »
I hope they root for you.  I lost my Dr. Gowarty cutting to gnats this winter.  Keep us posted on what you end up doing and if it works.
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Re: Cuttings
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2020, 09:23:34 AM »
I would follow mother gooses suggestion with the paper towels and check them about every 3 days to make sure no mold is forming. I would sterilize them before I did this and I would make it a cut below the bottom nobe about a half an inch also.

Yes, we have used a 1:10 bleach dilution and a soft brush then rinse it with clear water.  Keep the solution tightly capped or it will loose potency over time.  I have even placed it in a spray bottle for easier use.   Don't forget to label it.

To make it use one part bleach to nine parts water.
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Re: Cuttings
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2020, 12:11:04 PM »
One more thing.  If you have a hard time (like I did) finding pine bark fines.  Here is my tip.  Look for Soil Conditioner instead. 



I found this product at a big box store for $3.50 a bag. 
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Re: Cuttings
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2020, 12:21:06 AM »
Thanks to all for the tips.
Mothergoosefarms , do you use the soil conditioner as the rooting medium ?
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Re: Cuttings
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2020, 07:49:22 AM »
Thanks to all for the tips.
Mothergoosefarms , do you use the soil conditioner as the rooting medium ?

Not straight.  We combine it with a reconstituted block of Coco Coir, pearlite and some composted chicken manure (1-2 years old)

Like most I assume, we root one of several ways. 

The mix described makes up a lot of really good soil-less potting medium.
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Re: Cuttings
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2020, 09:07:15 PM »
Atlantafig , when you saw the cuttings on Figbid , were you able to tell that they were green ? I wish I had noticed this.

Yes I was able to tell that it was green. Right now most of the cuttings that the same seller is selling now are green.
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