Wednesday, 27 May 2015
Time For Cuttings
Its the time of year to take soft wood cuttings, I snipped a few bits of the Blueberry bushes
They have been popped in a pot of compost and covered with a propagator lid to keep the humidity up this helps the cuttings take, cuttings will always wilt to start with in a few days any that haven't perked up I will take out. I will have a good look around to see what else I can take cuttings from, I might have to speak nicely to my neighbour C senior and see if I can have a few bits from her Hydrangea.
Last month I took a chance and took some cuttings off the old Blackcurrant bush in the garden
I had to move them as they were pushed into the ground were I wanted to plant the pumpkins as you can see they have roots now formed, all 10 cuttings have taken. Ideally you should take cuttings after fruiting. It was a chance and it has paid off.
Here is a list of what you can take cuttings from at the moment
added to that list should be Tomatoes, when pinching out the side shoots if you pop them into a pot of compost they will root, you will get a later harvest also ideal for a crop of green tomatoes.
Taking cuttings is an ideal way of filling your garden for free.