January 4, 2013

How To Propagate Roses From Cuttings

Even if you don't have a greenhouse, you can easily propagate roses from stem cuttings. Now is the time to do it. The picture above shows a Peggy Martin heirloom rose cutting happily blooming in the propagation bed. I stuck this cutting in September and it has been blooming now for a month! Today I will pot all the roses up into gallon containers and grow them in the greenhouse until spring.

In next weeks post I will give instructions for making a grow box for rooting all sorts of plants as well as roses. It's simple, cheap and no need for a greenhouse. This is how I grew the roses above and here's a sneak peek at the rest.

Today I have a video from one of my Backyard Growers Forum members that is so easy you will not believe it! I started my new rose cuttings this week (January 2nd) and I have the bundle dated to check for roots on February 20th. No sand, no box - just newspaper and plastic grocery bags!
 you will love this tip!

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