[nafex] early cuttings and suckers

mIEKAL aND qazingulaza at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 12:00:24 EDT 2012


Sam, what I'm saying is they have leafed out a month ago and this
weekend all that leafing out will be frozen back.  Just wondering out
loud if it will reset the plants to want to send out some secondary
buds....

On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 9:49 AM, Brungardt, Sam (MPCA)
<sam.brungardt at state.mn.us> wrote:
> As long as the elderberry and currant plants have not leafed out, you can take and stick cuttings.  Most of the buds will be beneath the soil once they're stuck, and this should protect them from any cold temps you experience this spring. -- Sam Brungardt, St. Paul, Minn. (USDA Zone 4a)
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> Normally this is the time of the year that I would be lopping off
> elderberries and currants, and digging up suckers but I've done a
> minimal amount of that this year given how far ahead the season.  Next
> week I'm seeing low temps in the high teens which should do a pretty
> good job of killing all new growth.  I was thinking tho that that
> might reset the plants a bit and maybe it would again make sense to do
> cuttings?  Thoughts?
>
> ~mIEKAL
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