cutting thing a bob

majorcatfish

Garden Master
Joined
Jan 27, 2013
Messages
6,769
Reaction score
10,791
Points
347
Location
north carolina
just wondering if anyone or if you know anybody that has used these cutting balls and what was the results ????

what to try the on our crepe myrtles...
1598708450200.png
 

Ridgerunner

Garden Master
Joined
Mar 20, 2009
Messages
7,509
Reaction score
7,328
Points
397
Location
Southeast Louisiana Zone 9A
I had to do a google search on that, had no idea what you were talking about. Those are for taking cuttings of a plant. Put that around a leaf node, fill it with some growing medium, and hope they root. For a while I was wondering just how strong your painkillers were.

Nope,, never used those. The closest I've come is to purposely bury a section of a limb and put a paver over it. In dry weather toss some water on there occasionally. Worked well on a forsythia.

I'd think your challenge is keeping the moisture level right. Not sure how easy crepe myrtles are to root.

Good luck!
 

Zeedman

Garden Addicted
Joined
Dec 11, 2016
Messages
1,483
Reaction score
3,140
Points
237
Location
East-central Wisconsin
I've seen the technique used, but not with a special device. What I saw just looked like an opaque plastic bag wrapped around the twigs & taped in place. That would undoubtedly be cheaper, there were about 10 of those on one shrub. I'll probably be trying something similar next year, in an effort to produce rooted hawthorne cuttings from a very vigorous bush nearby.
 
Top