Make a TREE root from a potato?!
Being a novice beginning gardener, I asked an old lady with a bunch of pretty flowers what to do to propagate plants from cuttings. She told me to cut a branch with buds from the tree/shrub while dormant, making sure the cut is clean and not ripped or jagged. She said soak the cutting in root stimulator overnight, then cut a small hole in a potato and gently force the cutting into the potato until it is firmly secured. Plant the potato just below the surface of the ground with a little organic material and a little native dirt. She assured me I could plant just about anything by cutting in this manner...Can anyone verify this method or offer any other ideas?
- 4 Dec, 2008