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Mar 30, 2014 6:26 PM CST
I sure wish I had read this sooner; could have marked a few of my 'mistakes'.
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Mar 31, 2014 6:34 AM CST
|I do the same, but I mark the bottoms rather than the top. That way the marked section disappears into the soil....|
Mar 31, 2014 7:56 AM CST
Mar 31, 2014 12:11 PM CST
|I read a book about cuttings. The author always made a 90 degree cut at the top, and a 45 degree cut at the bottom - or was it the reverse?|
I would never be able to remember, so I like your idea of an arrow.
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Mar 31, 2014 12:20 PM CST
|Thanks for the s and s. Marking the cuttings has really helped me...especially when they go flying |
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Mar 31, 2014 2:42 PM CST
RickCorey said:I read a book about cuttings. The author always made a 90 degree cut at the top, and a 45 degree cut at the bottom - or was it the reverse?
A 45 degree cut on the bottom will increase the surface area of the cut, helping some kinds of plants absorb more moisture through the cutting.
Mar 31, 2014 4:34 PM CST
|Wonderful tip! |
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Apr 3, 2014 5:28 PM CST
|Awesome helpful - I invariably forget and rue ending up with dead sticks in potting soil. Now I know to make a 45 degree cut at the bottom and mark an end to signify planting direction! Sounds simple, but can't tell you how many time my fuchsia cuts never took ... |
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