[nafex] Elderberry Cuttings

Dan Nave nave1 at comcast.net
Sun Jan 22 10:03:39 EST 2012


I only have six, so I think I'll just start them indoors.

I just put them in water.  We'll see how it goes.

Dan

On 1/21/2012 6:49 AM, mIEKAL aND wrote:
> Personally, I would hold them a couple months.  But last year I bought
> a couple hundred of these in late Feb, holding them until late April
> when I could start them outdoors in my unheated greenhouse, and some
> of the cuttings had already become desiccated and I lost about 25% of
> them...   which is to say I wouldn't hold them for too long..
>
> ~mIEKAL
>
>
>
> On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 8:07 PM, Dan Nave<nave1 at comcast.net>  wrote:
>> I had ordered  six elderberry cuttings from Elderberry Life, two each of Wyldwood 1 and 2, and  Bob
>> Gordon.
>>
>> They just mailed them to me and the instructions imply that I should root them in water and plant in
>> soil, then outside when danger of frost is past, or just in soil and then outside.  I put them in
>> the refrigerator temporarily.
>>
>> My question is, does it seem reasonable to start them like this so early?  I would have to do it
>> inside or course, we aren't past the danger of frost until Mother's day (middle of May) and it was
>> 10F below zero night before last...
>>
>> Dan
>>
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