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Kajukid

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help with cutting??
« on: September 03, 2011, 08:27 PM »
can someone please tell me an easy way to grow cutts, mostly hard wood cuttings like Junipers? i've tried and it never worked...please help

1. what time of the season should cuttings be done? hardwood or soft cuttings?
2. how long do the cuttings have to be?
3. what type of medium to use?
4. how do u water them and where to keep them?
5. and how long does cuttings take to root??

if u guys can share with me how u go about doing the cuttings, that would be great....thanks...
-Justin..
 

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Re: help with cutting??
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2011, 08:35 AM »
I've had success from early/mid Spring all the way through late Summer.  Anywhere from 3" to 6" long cuttings from Kishu or Itoigawa.  Placed in bonsai soil with a wine-cork-plug of sand, and a bit of rooting hormone on the tip.  Placed on the bench and watered when needed, protecting them during Winter, and leaving them alone until the next growing season seems to work well for me.
 

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Re: help with cutting??
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2011, 09:30 AM »
I've had success from early/mid Spring all the way through late Summer.  Anywhere from 3" to 6" long cuttings from Kishu or Itoigawa.  Placed in bonsai soil with a wine-cork-plug of sand, and a bit of rooting hormone on the tip.  Placed on the bench and watered when needed, protecting them during Winter, and leaving them alone until the next growing season seems to work well for me.
what do u mean "with a wine-cork-plug of sand"? and thanks...
 

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Re: help with cutting??
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2011, 09:56 AM »
ohhhh okay ...i see...thank u