Walter Reeves
Walter Reeves
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Rooting Cuttings


If you're rooting cuttings of coleus, impatiens, Confederate rose or angel trumpet in a windowsill, I found a faster way to help them make roots! Details at http://www.walterreeves.com/how-to-archive/rooting-cuttings-accelerated-by-aerated-water/
I experimented with twi identical buckets, rooting St Augustinegrass cuttings. One had an aquarium air stone, the other did not.
I experimented with twi identical buckets, rooting St Augustinegrass cuttings. One had an aquarium air stone, the other did not.
I put them side by side in the sun.
I put them side by side in the sun.
After three weeks I took them out for comparison.
After three weeks I took them out for comparison.
These are the cuttings WITHOUT the aeration.
These are the cuttings WITHOUT the aeration.
These cuttings WITH aeration had many more roots!
These cuttings WITH aeration had many more roots!

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  • Phyllis W
    on Jan 16, 2013

    Thanks Walter. I'm going to give it a try with some of the cuttings I have now. If they do not make it I have a fire pit. If they do, I'm set for many years.

  • Veronica Ronnie Taylor
    on Mar 17, 2015

    How long did you keep them in this fog machine? Thanks

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