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HAVE: Heirloom Seeds Available to Trade!

posted by: pawlow05 on 01.25.2014 at 01:45 pm in Heirloom Plants & Gardens Forum

Hi,
I am interested in trading some of my heirloom seeds for some of yours! Here is what I have:

OG Bunte Forellenschluss Lettuce
OG Hidatsa Shield Figure Bean
Cylindra Beet
OG Sheboygan Tomato
OG Genovese Basil
Bull Nose Pepper

(All seeds are from seed savers exchange)

Please send me an email if you are interested, thanks!

-Dan

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clipped on: 01.25.2014 at 02:40 pm    last updated on: 01.25.2014 at 02:40 pm

Easy Propagation Chamber

posted by: little_dani on 10.05.2005 at 08:34 pm in Plant Propagation Forum

I make a little propagation chamber that is so easy, and so reliable for me that I thought I would share the idea. I have not seen one like it here, and I did look through the FAQ, but didn't find one there either. I hope I did not miss it, and I hope I do not offend anyone by being presumptive in posting this here.

That said....

This is what you will need.
A plastic shoebox, with a lid. They come in various sizes, any will do.


Soil less potting mix, half peat, half perlite, or whatever is your favorite medium.
A little clay pot, with the drain hole plugged with caulking or silicone. If this is a new pot, scrub it with some steel wool to be sure it doesn't have a sealer on it. You want the water to seep through it.
Rooting hormone powder or liquid, or salix solution from the willow tree.
Plant material, snippers. I am going to pot some Plectranthus (a tall swedish ivy) and a Joseph's Coat, 'Red Thread'. I already have some succulents rooted in this box. I will take them out and pot them up later, DH has a new cacti pot he wants to put them in.
You can see here, I hope, that I fill the clay pot to the top with rain water, well water, or distilled water. I just don't use our tap water, too much chlorine and a ph that is out of sight.

I pour a little of the hormone powder out on a paper plate or a piece of paper, so that I don't contaminate the whole package of powder. And these little 'snippers' are the best for taking this kind of cuttings.


This is about right on the amount of hormone to use. I try to get 2 nodes per cutting, if I can. Knock off the excess. It is better to have a little too little than to have too much.
Then, with your finger, or a pencil, or stick, SOMETHING, poke a hole in the potting mix and insert your cutting. Pull the potting mix up around the cutting good and snug.

When your box is full, and I always like to pretty much fill the box, just put the lid on it, and set it in the shade. You don't ever put this box in the sun. You wind up with boiled cuttings. YUK!

Check the cuttings every few days, and refill the reservoire as needed. Don't let it dry out. If you happen to get too wet, just prop the lid open with a pencil for a little while.
This is a very good method of propagation, but I don't do roses in these. The thorns just make it hard for me, with my big fingers, to pack the box full. All kinds of other things can be done in these. Just try it!

Janie

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clipped on: 01.24.2014 at 08:49 pm    last updated on: 01.24.2014 at 08:49 pm

HAVE: Heirloom Seeds Available to Trade!

posted by: pawlow05 on 01.24.2014 at 08:45 pm in Seed Exchange Forum

Hi,
I am interested in trading some of my heirloom seeds for some of yours! Here is what I have:

OG Bunte Forellenschluss Lettuce
OG Hidatsa Shield Figure Bean
Cylindra Beet
OG Sheboygan Tomato
OG Genovese Basil
Bull Nose Pepper

(All seeds are from seed savers exchange)

Please send me an email if you are interested, thanks!

-Dan

NOTES:

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clipped on: 01.24.2014 at 08:46 pm    last updated on: 01.24.2014 at 08:46 pm