Seedling Cutting

As my seedlings grow, I’m using them to gain some experience on my seedling cuttings creation skills. According to Jonas, seedling cuttings will create a better root system. So, I figured I’ll give these seedlings a try.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFirst, line the pot with bonsai soil, then use a wooden dowel to create a channel where sand would go.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAUsing a spoon, put in some play sand.

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Then use a wire to prime a hole for the seedling to go in.

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Pull out a seedling from the pot, then cut off the tapping root.

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Then dipped the cutting into rooting hormone. I like this rooting hormone from Wilson. It’s a gel, so it seems to stick better to the cutting in comparison to powder.

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The final step is to put the cutting into the hole, and gently pad the surrounding sand to secure the cutting in place.

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Now just need to keep it moist, and see if a new root system develops.

 

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