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Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 14, 2001
5:40 PM

Post #8469

I planted the three cuttings in one huge pot and 2 are really starting to leaf out and grow. But the 3rd one (Yellow) is still just a stick! It doesn't look dead but it is just not leafing out at all. Since it already had roots when you sent it I know that end should be fine and I have been feeding them once a week like you reccomended.
Georgiaredclay
lagrange, GA
(Zone 7a)

July 14, 2001
6:47 PM

Post #94448

Zany, send it to me and I will try some Ga. water on it. I'll go down to the creek and get a good pail of water for it. Of course after that water it will never want to come back to Ca. Have you tried any kerrioke music on it? Jim
RA
Burlington, ON

July 15, 2001
12:47 AM

Post #94521

We have a Canadian Gardner named Ken Beattie who has a show on WTN TV called Get Growing.
He routinely recommends a tonic of 1 tablespoon of Epsom salts to one gallon of water along with the proper strength of Transplant fertilizer for all new, growing transplants.
His theory is that the epsom salts cleans the roots, allowing them to pick up the nitrients better.
I have used this system on many of my transplants and as a routine dose in watering with good results.
Has anyone else heardof it or tried it?
RA
Burlington, ON

July 15, 2001
12:48 AM

Post #94522

We have a Canadian Gardner named Ken Beattie who has a show on WTN TV called Get Growing.
He routinely recommends a tonic of 1 tablespoon of Epsom salts to one gallon of water along with the proper strength of Transplant fertilizer for all new, growing transplants.
His theory is that the epsom salts cleans the roots, allowing them to pick up the nitrients better.
I have used this system on many of my transplants and as a routine dose in watering with good results.
Has anyone else heard of it or tried it?
arlene
Newberry, FL
(Zone 8B)

July 15, 2001
1:45 AM

Post #94536

RA, what is transplant fertilizer?
Georgiaredclay
lagrange, GA
(Zone 7a)

July 15, 2001
2:54 AM

Post #94556

My mother and aunt used to use epsom salt on ferns but I have never tried it on anything. Jim
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 15, 2001
7:51 AM

Post #94619

Ok I will put them into smaller pots and see what happens. I am so claustraphobic that I do tend to give my small plants too much space! But if they start complaining about their small living qurters I am gong to blame it on you! :}
MsBatt
Florence, AL
(Zone 7a)

July 15, 2001
9:18 AM

Post #94625

Just a thought---my brother has several fish tanks, and he's recently gotten into gardening as well. He's been rooting cuttings of EVERYTHING in the water he removes when he cleans his fish tanks, and so far it's all been super-fast at rooting and growing.Nothing like a little fish feces, I guess.
SDoglover1512
Port Huron, MI
(Zone 5b)

July 15, 2001
11:52 AM

Post #94642

Good idea Judith..it is logical. I have 3 big aquriums..quess I need some fish in at least one of them...just for the dirty water...ha..ha..
Sandy
MzMunchken
Crestview, FL
(Zone 7b)

July 15, 2001
11:58 AM

Post #94643

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RA
Burlington, ON

July 15, 2001
12:25 PM

Post #94655

arlene, transplant fertilizer is one that has the # ratio -
Nitrogen-10% Phosphorus-45% and potash-15% ie 10-45-15.
The higher last 2 numbers are considered good for stimulating root growth.

MzMunchken, thanks for your input on the epsomsalts.

Judith, you have given me an idea! I have a large fish pond so I will try using that water. If nothing else, the chemicals added by our city to the water will have evapourated, especially the chlorine.
arlene
Newberry, FL
(Zone 8B)

July 15, 2001
12:42 PM

Post #94660

trish, i have put epsom salts on all of my brugs, maybe it is the difference in soil, i have retched soil, can rain an inch in an hour and in 15 minutes there is none standing. plus i am lazy, i sprinkle around the plants so it takes a while to sink in. on the other hand, how did it die? i have one with a stalk looking kind of stunted although it has pretty new stalks.

RA, thanks, never heard of that, but i usually use what is called bloom booster of some kind that has a much higher phosporous level, the better the roots the better the plant.

Judith, i like the fish water idea, i have been doing emergent watering out of my barrel pond on the deck, may do a little more.

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