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May 13, 2017 4:22 PM CST
I have planted 6 rose clippings( no clue what they are called!) dipped in cinnamon, and inserted in half a potatoe with the eyes cut off in Wallace farm potting soil, indoor/outdoor premium compost mixture ph balanced. Unfortunately I clipped ALL the leaves. Should I go ahead and start over? Because quitting isn't in the cards for me. The rose bushes I took clippings from have been in the ground since the 50's, and I live in North Carolina in the charlotte area. I'm young and learning and truly passionate about being a farmer( which I am very successful at) and I have found a new obsession...flower gardens. I will take any and all the advice you guys can give me! Thank you!!
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Name: greene
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May 13, 2017 4:30 PM CST
The Wallace Farm potting soil is a good choice. Covering the cuttings with upturned jars to hold in the humidity is good. You can totally lose the potatoes - they really don't serve any purpose. Make sure the planting medium stays moist and you should succeed. Thumbs up
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May 13, 2017 4:36 PM CST
That just made me so happy. I just planted them yesterday and I have done so much research and have been SO worried. So is it necessary I remove the potatoes?
Name: Elaine
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May 13, 2017 6:26 PM CST
Hate to say it, but I think also the cinnamon may be a bad idea. I know it's terrific as a fungicide and inhibits bacterial growth as well, but lately research on orchids is showing it also inhibits root growth.

What I'd do is remove the potatoes, rinse off the cinnamon and stick the cuttings back into some new, sterile potting mix.

I also think it might have been more successful if you had left on some leaves, but that bird has flown, maybe? Or try taking some more cuttings and leave some leaves on these ones?

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Name: Carol
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May 13, 2017 7:03 PM CST
I haven't tried it myself, but I've had several neighbors just stick cuttings in a bucket of water, and had success.
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
May 15, 2017 5:19 PM CST
My two bits worth !
Leave them be ! Just take thoughs caps off. Might get fungus or rot.
Hears how i root a rose !
Take cutting in late winter, early spring. Leaves or not. Energy is in stem.
A healthy one inch cutting, 12 inches long. Put 2/3 in ground.
Keep watered.
BANG ###!!! It grows #!#!
Roses ! ARR !!! ๐Ÿ‘บ TUFF !!!
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