Cut some young healthy growing shoots from your fuschia plants. Cut about 4 inch lengths off. Place them in a plastic bag as you cut them off to prevent them drying out.
Get Free Fuschia Plants From Cuttings
Fuschia plants are stunning with beautiful blooms. Tender varieties tend to have larger blooms and some of the giant varieties have flowers as large as your hand! They are great in a summer garden but need frost protection. A great way of increasing your number of plants is by taking cuttings. I will show you how here.
Take each cutting in turn and remove all the lower leaves, leaving very few at the top of the shoot. This prevents the cutting from losing too much moisture through its leaves.
Place the cutting into the water in a glass or jar. If you want to know what plant it is from make sure that you label your water container. Leave the container in a light place but not direct sunlight. Roots should start to appear on the stems quite quickly (in about a week or two).
Once your cutting has a reasonable amount of root on it you can plant it up in some multi-purpose compost.
Fill a small plant pot with multi-purpose compost and make a small hole in the top using a dibber (or in my case a pencil).
Place the fuschia cutting in the hole and firm it in. Repeat with your other cuttings. Then keep the young plants watered and frost free over winter. In spring you will have many new healthy plants ready for your containers and baskets for free!
You can do this with any fuschias and I recommend taking a few cuttings of each variety that you want to increase stocks of. Not all your cuttings will be successful.
This is a great way of gardening on a budget. If you need more guidance on gardening on a budget take a look at my website at christines-crafts.com/gardening.
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