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big moon

Bethlehem CT

I am curious as to what method others are using now. When I started I was doing them all as hole insertion. Now I prefer the one cotyledon method. I also am severing all the roots on the rootstock and re-rooting it from scratch.(like you see at the end of this video)
I used to have many, midseason plant collapse problems. Since I have been using my current methods I have not had any problems. I am not sure why.

3/14/2020 10:21:05 AM


Central NY

If it ain’t broke...don’t fix it!!....best of luck this year big moon...and thanks for all your help over the years!...bigBIG2020!!!

3/14/2020 10:23:55 AM


East Tennessee

Big Moon what are you using for rootstock that you’re rerooting?

3/14/2020 12:55:07 PM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

Thanks Pork chop, I appreciate it.
Jsterry, I like to use BG and Shintosa, This year instead of 'Shintosa Camelforce' I am trying 'Tetsukabuto'

3/14/2020 8:08:43 PM


East Tennessee

The first year I used rampart and the rerooted good. This winter I tried some bg and they did not reroot good.

3/15/2020 12:42:39 PM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

Yeah some things are harder than others to root. I have a very good set up for propagation. My key to getting good roots to grow is warm soil and intermittent mist. I use a fifty fifty blend of pro mix bx and perlite as the medium for rooting.

3/15/2020 6:25:56 PM

andrew943 GWG

Liberty nc

I go hole insertion method. Easiest way to go!

3/16/2020 10:40:04 PM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

Thanks Andrew, it seems to work pretty well for you too. Have you had many plants collapse on you?

3/17/2020 8:29:05 AM

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