[NAFEX] rooting kiwis?
dtv at mwt.net
Sat Sep 25 10:33:46 EDT 2004
I take 1ft, pencil-thick arguta cuttings end of May & stick them in
peat & just leave them outside with the rest of my houseplants. I get
about 60% success rate & by the end of the summer I've got gallon sized
plants ready to plant in the spring. In other words nothing special -
no rooting hormone, no greenhouse, no mist bench. Now if only
kolomikta would behave like this. ~mIEKAL
For years I thought these particular plants were a. kolomikta because
that's the way they were labeled from Bachman's Nursery in Minneapolis.
I was bragging to Kevin B, from this list about how vigorous my
kolomikta plants were. He took one look & set me straight.
On Friday, September 24, 2004, at 10:34 PM, Hal Love wrote:
> Dormant cuttings can be rooted with bottom heat if you keep the tops
> cold, but I have not had great success with it. The easiest and almost
> 100% successful method I use is leaf bud cuttings. I cut green to
> semi-green shoots, and then divide into one inch sections of stem with
> one bud with the petiole and leaf attached. Each cutting is dipped in
> rooting hormone and placed in potting soil in a seed starting tray. The
> stem and bud are placed about 1/2 to 1 inch deep, with the leaf
> out. The trays are placed under a fluorescent light at room
> I leave the cover on until shoots just emerge, then remove the top for
> few days before transplanting. Roots usually appear in just a few days,
> and shoots emerge in about two weeks.
> I have done this with cuttings taken at any time the plant is actively
> growing right up to just before the leaves drop in fall. I have done
> this with a number of species and all root easily except for the
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