In early June of this year we stuck thousands of cuttings in our propagation bed. Today is September 18th, 2020 and I am pulling some of the cuttings from the propagation bed to get potted up.
Most of the cuttings that I stick in June are fully rooted in about 6 weeks so we have actually been harvesting cuttings from this bed since late July or August. But today we noticed that we are low on Red Prince Weigela for spring so I want to get some out of the sand and get them prepared for potting up.
I didn’t think to start the video when I started pulling the cuttings so when the video starts they are all out of the sand, but I do explain the process and show you exactly how I get them out of sand, how I trim both the tops of cuttings and the roots.
I’ll also mention that many of these rooted cutting had grown quite a bit since we stuck them in June so a few weeks ago I went down through the bed with a pair of hedge shears and whacked the tops of. I don’t want tall lanky cuttings, I want them full at the bottom, then they can grow taller.
So even though I can’t get them out of the bed to get them potted right away, I at least trim the tops. That makes them start branching down lower and it actually keeps them from shading themselves too much.
I’ll take a few still photos of the bundles of cuttings and get them added to this page so you can sell them up closer.
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Until then, by any and all means stay inspired!