Recently Duston and I took a trip to western Pennsylvania to visit One of Our Members, Roger Higgins in Cranesville, Pa. Roger has an amazing backyard nursery in a really small area and it is packed full of plants that he is growing.
It was pouring rain that day and cold, 37 degrees! So we are a bit soggy and it’s noisy in the video.
This is Roger’s propagation area and you can see that he uses every kind of container imaginable to put his cuttings in while they root. He course uses The Same System that I Use for Getting His Cuttings to Root Quickly.
See those black containers with the fancy black handles? No, those are not some kind of a high tech plant propagation flat. They are plastic tool trays from Home Depot. I don’t think they carry them any more, our members bought every last one they had in the stores and online in a matter of days as soon as somebody mentioned where they got them.
Of course being tool trays they don’t come with drainage holes in the bottom so Roger drilled hundreds of holes in them to mimic plant propagation flats. Many of our members also use plastic dish pans from the dollar store.
I think I lied. Roger is 6′ tall and those willow cuttings are as tall as he is! At the time of the photo they were unrooted, stuck during the winter. A willow is really the only plant where you can take a cutting that long. In another post I’ll show what Roger does with these long cuttings, it’s really cool! (Cool? Is that still cool? Or should I being saying sick, or bad or something else that sounds uncool?)
Watch the movie! Watch us slowly get soaked!
Thank you to Roger Higgins for allowing us to visit and video tape in his Cranesville, Pa Backyard Nursery. Roger is a machist by trade and became a pretty darn good nurseryman after Joining Our Group of Backyard Growers.
We’ve got growers like Roger all over the United States and a whole bunch of other countries as well.
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