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  • From: "Doreen Howard" <>
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  • Subject: Re: [nafex] Antique Rooting Method.
  • Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 14:01:17 -0600

What kind of cuttings were being rooted by Parent? I know from practical
experience that rose cuttings can be rooted in this manner, with a potato
placed in good soil.
Doreen Howard

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Olenio <>
To: <>
Date: Sunday, February 25, 2001 7:06 AM
Subject: [nafex] Antique Rooting Method.

>Listening to Paul Parent's garden club on web radio this
>morning and he mentioned an old rooting technique, used in
>England over 100 years ago.
>You take cuttings in April, while still dormant, put a small
>hole in a potato and insert the cutting into the hole, and
>bury the potato in soil.
>The potato provides constant moisture, and starches to the
>cuttings while it roots.
>Anyone tried it? Wonder if rooting hormones would improve
>the process.
>Just thought I would pass it along.
>Thomas Olenio
>Ontario, Canada
>Hardiness Zone 6a
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