But . . . you can stick a cutting in the sand just days or weeks before the sand freezes. That’s the amazing thing about this business. You can take what appears to be just a stick, or what really looks like but is not, a dead stick, and turn that into a viable, living, absolutely beautiful plant.
I call this “loading up the seats of the Ferris Wheel”. Think about that. The Ferris Wheel come around and stops, riders get on, the wheel moves, more riders get on until the Ferris Wheel is full. From then on the Ferris Wheel remains full. Riders get off, new riders get on and the Ferris Wheel remains fully loaded with a happy screaming passengers.
Making cuttings is like that. I never think about how long it will take that plant to grow into a saleable plant as I am making the cuttings. I know that I am just loading up the seats of the Ferris Wheel. Once I have my Ferris Wheel (cutting boxes) full, keeping them full is easy and the secret to a perpetual supply of plants that I can pot up and sell for real money.
I love what I do! I enjoy making the cuttings and potting up the plants. I love being outdoors! It’s the greatest job in the world. But having people happily give you money for something that you grew with your own two hands is the most wonderful feeling in the world because people know that the plant they just bought is special. It was grown by somebody they regard as their friend. It’s very different from a plant they buy at a big box store. They know the grower! They’ve been to the nursery. They take ownership of that plant differently.
I urge you to get involved with this wonderful opportunity now.
Do it at your own pace, enjoy the ride!
In the next few weeks I will share much more with you about how I do propagation from cuttings.
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