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I managed to cut a rose stem and replant it and it is growing

When I was looking at a YouTube video on planting rose cuttings I thought about that time last year I planted a cutting from a climbing rose that took root. Yesterday I figured, what would it be like if I successfully managed to take a cutting off another of my climbing roses and managed to get another rose plant to grow from that?

Well, I tried it and using decomposed leaves and grass at the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket and topped off with top soil, I stuck a 3 foot long stem down in that mulch mixture and watered it good.

I hope I get another rose growing from that stem. So far for the past 24 hours the leaves are still green on it. I will go out later to water it down again. It will probably, if things work out, take about several days for it to take root if at all. If it turns brown on me, it will have proven unsuccessful.

Only time and patience will tell. But if this works out, I will plant a few more so by next spring I will have a lot more roses. I might need a trellis so I am looking at getting one by next spring so I can have a wall of roses to look at.

As to other plants I started in my backyard garden, I managed to get some radishes to grow to about the size of an average radish, but others, including the carrots grew nothing but roots, and nothing else. No carrots nor many more radishes. The soil was not good. Texas or rather, Dallas black gumbo, tends to harden almost within a few days of watering, on a hot summer day, no matter how much I water the ground. So, I will be harvesting one more thing from my garden today and it will be yellow squash, those that had not dried up in the heat and not attacked by either black grackles or brown squirrels. I already have collected the seeds from two other yellow summer squash and we ate those already. My wife pealed them and cooked them until they were buttery tasting and succulent.

Hopefully next spring, those seeds will do well in the garden. First I need to turn the soil over and add mulch and manure in to it so it will be better for planting in sometime in March of 2020.

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VinceSummers wrote on July 25, 2019, 2:38 PM

We've had a field day with eggplant.

MegL wrote on July 25, 2019, 5:13 PM

You could try adding sand to the soil as well. Carrots especially like sandy soil and it helps to stop it hardening. The mulch and manure will help too of course.

MegL wrote on July 28, 2019, 5:15 PM

I watched a youtube video of garden hacks the other day and it suggested dipping the end of the rose stem in honey and then sticking it into a potato before planting it in a pot. It also suggested cutting any flowers off. The video showed a lovely flowering rose growing from it after a few weeks.

lookatdesktop wrote on July 29, 2019, 9:27 AM

My wife likes making egg plant parmesan.

lookatdesktop wrote on July 29, 2019, 9:29 AM

Thanks. That is an interesting idea. I have heard this once before. I imagine the main thing to consider is keeping plants out of the direct sunlight in July and August as it is now nearing 100 for the high for Dallas or nearly 98. Has not yet reached the 100 degree mark.

VinceSummers wrote on July 29, 2019, 10:32 AM

Meg, did it say WHY they did these things?

MegL wrote on July 29, 2019, 3:11 PM

It suggested that the honey contained hormones that encouraged root growth and the potato kept the stem wet without being too wet.

MegL wrote on July 29, 2019, 3:33 PM

That's VERY hot. It's hot here in Cambridge, England, UK, probably 25 degrees Celsius today, that's about 77 degrees Fahrenheit, so nowhere near your temperatures but we are not used to this over here. I would imagine any cut rose would be pleased to have a bit of shade from the heat.

VinceSummers wrote on July 29, 2019, 3:48 PM

Weird. Maybe a cutting, partly wrapped in a damp paper towel, kept in a plastic bag out of direct sunlight? Well, maybe honey and potato...

MegL wrote on July 30, 2019, 2:06 AM

Paper towel and plastic bag is a good method too. You can also buy rooting compound, which contains plant growth hormones.

Last Edited: July 30, 2019, 2:06 AM