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fuschia cuttings

mookins

By Mookins

Norfolk, United Kingdom Gb

have been reading the RHS book on Fuschias and it shows ways to propogate cuttings. Has anyone tried doin it in the florist foam/oasis instead of compost?

if so were the outcomes possitive?


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I have heard of this method before but can't see the point when they root so easely in compost or water, what do you think ?

24 Aug, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

I've not heard of florist oasis being used - but there is something called (I think) rock wool, which is used sometimes. Fuchsias root very easily, it's getting them through the winter I find difficult.

24 Aug, 2009

 

well i didnt think they would have got enough "goodness" from just water but Im new to all this
the oasis looks tidier to use than compost, thats the only benefit I can see to it
it seems that the oasis then goes into the compost after it rooted so presuming you may aswel just use compost!!

aah yes I havent yet had a winter since I started gardening so that could be interesting hehe

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24 Aug, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

The practice of growing plants without soil is called hydroponics and all the nutrients that the plant needs has to be supplied by you in the form of liquid feed. Never done it myself - sounds a right faff to me LOL

24 Aug, 2009

 

hehehe
think I will stick to compost too

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thanks for the info everyone

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24 Aug, 2009

 

It's not worth the effort or the money mookins stick to compost.

24 Aug, 2009

 

definatly

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24 Aug, 2009

 

I tried some in Oasis a few years back but there found no advantage at all over rooting them in water and then moving them on to compost when you have quite a lot of roots showing. Make sure you put them into very small pots and move them up size by size to allow a good root system to form. Tedious but it works....

(In fact, as far as I remember some of the Oasis ones didn't root at all which very rarely happens with water - and you can see exactly what is happening if they are in a glass of water)

24 Aug, 2009

 

thats what I would like to see the way it grows, thats the only downfall with compost you miss the exciting stuff

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24 Aug, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Ah, well, Mookins, I've been rooting various cuttings in clear yogurt pots - they're good coz you can see the roots through the plastic! :-)

24 Aug, 2009

 

will post a wanted on freecycle for some jars. Is it just water then as Im intruiged just to see them grow

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24 Aug, 2009

 

hi jen ive just rooted some fuchsia, after 3 weeks ive got lots of little roots appearing, they are easy, nip out any buds that appear,:o)

25 Aug, 2009

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