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Automatic Mist Plant Propagation Equipment. Check it Out!
Nursery Pots that are Perfect for $4.97 Plants. Take a Peek!
The Automatic Fertilizer Dispenser. Invented by one of our Growers!
April is National Gardening Month, but to us, everyday is National Gardening Day! Happy Planting!
Looking for plant varieties to start my nursery. Just in beginning stages but you have to start somewhere
Mary Ann Houle says
Mike, thanks again for valuable info
Mike- I purchased your system about 11/2 years ago. It’s still in package, I watched the DVD and been reading your newsletters etc. my problem is to actually commit to the program. I love gardening, but find myself overwhelmed to just start! Anyone else out there in the same “bind”? I live in Oklahoma ( green country area). I just need that one plant to give me the instant gratification to get going. Any suggestions??
The secret to getting started is to just get out there and do it. Don’t worry about if it’s right, wrong or otherwise, just get out there and get started. These are nine steps that I often share with new members.
These are the basic steps that I teach people just starting out.
Keep it simple, stick to the basics, this really is a very simple process.
1. Buy properly labeled stock plants.
2. Plant them in a bed so you can take cuttings from them.
3. Get this system https://mikesbackyardnursery.com/mikes-plant-propagation-kit/
4. Take softwood cuttings in June and stick them in coarse sand under mist.
5. Start stock piling hardwood bark mulch for next years potting soil.
6. Get more mulch, you’ll never have enough.
7. Get more mulch, you still don’t have enough.
8. Next spring pot up what you rooted.
9. Repeat one thru eight.
I’m a little slow, someone had to point out to me that you proably don’t need to repeat step 3.
From another post.
1. take softwood cuttings in June and put under mist or in tubs to root them. They’ll be rooted in 4 to 6 weeks.
2. Plant them in a grow bed, or into pots. You can move them as soon as they are well rooted, or you can wait and move them in early spring, or early fall.
3. Grow them for one season or sell earlier as liners or rooted cuttings. Evergreens will need a 2nd growing season.
4. Come winter do hardwood cuttings. Don’t bother burying them. Just direct stick in soil. Ask here first to make sure the plant you want to do will root as a hardwood.
5. Come spring repeat the process.
6. It really is as simple as that.