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Post: # 31547Unread post pepperhead212
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:09 am

Sage was one of the fastest herbs to root in my cloner - started showing roots in less than 48 hours one time. I didn't do anything special with that - just stripped the leaves.
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Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:15 am

A direct stick into starter soil works just fine. A few years ago I had an old, large Tuscan Blue dying and took five cuttings off the still-healthy part, cut off the top 3" tips at a 45 degree angle, stripped leaves from the bottom 1", dipped the ends in rooting hormone and then stuck them all in a 3" pot. All five rooted. That's how they did it at the nursery I worked at.

I think for the first week I put the top half of a 3 liter soda bottle (cap off) over the pot to keep the humidity up around the cuttings. At the nursery they just put the trays out in a greenhouse and had a timed mist going. It will take a little while for the cuttings to root so give them several weeks at least before you do any test tugging. As long as they're green and looking good, all is well so don't monkey with them. :D
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Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:00 am

GoDawgs wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:15 am
A direct stick into starter soil works just fine. A few years ago I had an old, large Tuscan Blue dying and took five cuttings off the still-healthy part, cut off the top 3" tips at a 45 degree angle, stripped leaves from the bottom 1", dipped the ends in rooting hormone and then stuck them all in a 3" pot. All five rooted. That's how they did it at the nursery I worked at.

I think for the first week I put the top half of a 3 liter soda bottle (cap off) over the pot to keep the humidity up around the cuttings. At the nursery they just put the trays out in a greenhouse and had a timed mist going. It will take a little while for the cuttings to root so give them several weeks at least before you do any test tugging. As long as they're green and looking good, all is well so don't monkey with them. :D
Sounds like great advice. And I surely would've monkeyed with them! ☺
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Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:52 pm

I posted to this thread but it didn't go thru.

I strip just the bottom leaves and stick in mix. I'm going to take a couple more cuttings today and try Rockwool and the rapid rooter spongy things. Then the race begins on what will root the quickest.

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For my cloner, I find that the water temperature sometimes gets too warm and then it isn't even faster than the non-cloner method.
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Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:01 pm

Barb_FL wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:52 pm
I posted to this thread but it didn't go thru.

I strip just the bottom leaves and stick in mix. I'm going to take a couple more cuttings today and try Rockwool and the rapid rooter spongy things. Then the race begins on what will root the quickest.

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For my cloner, I find that the water temperature sometimes gets too warm and then it isn't even faster than the non-cloner method.
I love how you choose cool things to have an experiment with.
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Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:59 pm

I have two cuttings going. One is outdoors with compost and root powder. The other is indoors in water. The outside one I water every day to keep it moist.

I wish I wrote down the day I took the cutting. Here are some pictures:
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Today I did put a tiny amount of miracle grow into the water.
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Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:01 pm

Barb_FL wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:52 pm
I posted to this thread but it didn't go thru.
Weird, I also had the same problem so I had to repost the previous content. Not sure why it didn't go through before.
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Post: # 31599Unread post Clkeiper
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:41 pm

ponyexpress wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:16 am


Are you only stripping the leaves or do you also strip the bark? I strip the leaves and put in a pot with damp soil. I put a ziploc bag over the whole thing so it doesn’t dry out.

I’m trying to get a sage cutting to develop roots. Have it in a jar of water for at least two weeks but no sign of roots. The leaves still look healthy though. Will try putting a couple drops of liquid fertilizer in it.
you really need a rooting hormone to encourage the roots to develop in a soiless media on a heating mat, not in water.. a drop of fertilizer wont make a lick of difference.
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Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:51 pm

I've had great success with rooting hormone water and perlite in a clear jar so you can see the roots grow.
Another good tip is to bag the top if in a very dry environment.
Keeps the top from drying out.
Rosemary in my opinion is best cloned here where I live in Texas in the winter.
Heck I have cloned plants in a glass pop bottle.
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Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:18 pm

Clkeiper wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:41 pm
you really need a rooting hormone to encourage the roots to develop in a soiless media on a heating mat, not in water.. a drop of fertilizer wont make a lick of difference.
What kind of soiless media would you recommend? Something from this list like potting soil or sand?
https://www.mykitchengarden.info/2018/0 ... tings.html
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