Propagating Pomegranates - Knowledgebase Question

Whitter, CA
Question by sweetapple19
February 28, 2001
Hi! Smiling First of all, gardening is new to me, so please don't laugh. About a month ago, I cut a 3-foot branch off of the pomegranate tree in my back yard. I stuck it in a vase full of water with two drops of miracle grow. Now, the branch that was just a dry-looking twig, is full of leaves and thriving. Since I did not follow the proper procedure, what can I do now, to plant this? Please help.

Thanks!
Adriana Sarmiento


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Answer from NGA
February 28, 2001

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First of all, congratulations on rooting the branch from your pomegranate! Secondly, every experienced gardener was new to gardening at one time - and we would never laugh at a new gardener's question. Now that you have a rooted cutting, take it out of the water and plant it in a container with moistened potting soil. Make sure there are plenty of drainage holes in the bottom of the container. Keep your new pomegranate in a place where it will get the same exposure to light as it did before you potted it up. Later in the spring when the weather warms up you can take your plant outdoors to a protected area and gradually acclimate it to its permanent home in the garden. Good luck with your new pomegranate!

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