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On 1/20/2023 at 6:18 PM, Pullstart said:

I stink and I got a few bars of soap for Christmas!

Wow what a coincidence... so didn't I... :lol:

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The little leaves are bigger, practically over night!

 

I’m waiting for the roots to pop.  I’m waiting patiently for the roots to pop.  C’mon roots, pop!

 

 

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I can’t believe this outcome so far, I think that EVERY stick inside is showing signs of life!  It is week three, time for the weekly water change.  I still don’t see any signs of rooting, but everything has some green life.

 

 

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Some of my new growth in the water propagating project is up over an inch of green stems, plus leaves.  Still no roots.  I am contemplating taking some of the new green off, to keep promoting root energy.  Maybe another half and half project, splitting up the unharmed and the wounded cuttings and trimming half of the greens and leaving the rest be.

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We have an abundance of mulberry trees, mainly around the property edges.  According to Growing Mulberry .org it is a common propagation method to dig a trench about 2-3’ long, 6-8” deep, and lay a cutting into the trench, with just a 4” tip above the soil, then burying all but the tip.  It is thought to root and expand.  I plan to do this between my outdoor red osier dogwood cuttings that are direct in the soil.  Come to think of it, I’m not sure if I documented that with pictures yet.

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Here are the red osier dogwoods in the ground.  31 cuttings, 5 (one group of 6) in each bundle, 15-20 paces apart (I can’t remember), wounded and unharmed alternating each bundle, so 3 bundles of each type.

 

In the background of the last picture, shows the red markers of today’s mulberry cuttings.

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Mulberry sticks are in the dirt!

 

 

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We have two small producing apple trees that I planted a handful of years ago.  The larger sticks here are all the suckers that needed trimming.  The little ones are from the apple trees recently given to me.  They were grown from grocery store apple seeds and could potentially never produce fruit, or if they do we won’t know what they are really.  All the apple trees needed some pruning, so what better than stick some sticks in the bathroom window!

 

 

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One week, and I’m seeing a couple bits of green on the small apple cuttings!  The large ones have had much dirtier water.  I eliminated a couple cuttings that had excessive moss buildup or bad spots from wounds or the like.

 

 

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Week 5.5 for the red osier dogwoods.  They are green like crazy, but still no roots.

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Here’s new signs of life in my January 8 cuttings!  I don’t even remember what they are, but as they grow I’ll figure it out :lol:

 

 

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We are starting to show roots!

 

It doesn’t appear to matter whether I harmed the cuttings or not.  The red osier dogwoods have three visible roots 1/2” - 1-1/4” long and the unknown apple cuttings are getting little white dots all over the place!  
 

 

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Roots and greens and sticks oh my!

 

 

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Big roots going on indoors!

 

 

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Attempting a k-cup strawberry plant!

 

 

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Strawberry sprout maybe?

 

 

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Shortly after I tried my hand at the strawberry chunks and tops, Rylee skinned a handful of her own, and left the skins out to dry on a paper towel.  She then rubbed the seeds off after they were dry and has planted a bunch in these pots.


I want mine to work.  I think she’ll have a higher success rate.  It’s ok to fail, if you learn something.  Or have a funny story to tell afterwards!

 

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Trying this again..  the springtime drought last year took these out.

 

 

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