It’s the perfect time to grow more of your favourite plants from cuttings and re-stock your garden for free. Here are our Gardening Angels’ top tips for growing from cuttings.
Spring is a brilliant time to raise just about any annual bedding plant that can be grown from cuttings. This means there is a wide variety of plants that it is now ideal to grow; but to help you out, here are some of our Gardening Angels’ absolute favourites
Taking cuttings is a simple and fun process that can easily be completed in a few short steps
Our Hydropod Cuttings Propagator provides cuttings with the ideal growing environment, spraying a constant mist over the base of the cuttings to maintain perfect moisture levels without water-logging; so there's no risk of root rot or fungal infections.
Using the Hydropod Cuttings Propagator is a fun way to grow from cuttings as you can monitor your plant’s root growth at every stage. This will make things a lot easier for you when the time comes to plant them out.
Once your plants have developed a healthy network of white fibrous roots around 10cm long they will be ready to take out of your Hydropod Cuttings Propagator and start growing in compost.
It can be tempting to simply leave your cuttings in the Hydropod, however don’t leave cuttings too long as their roots may become leggy.
- Take plenty of extra cuttings so you’re well stocked in time for the next season and to compensate for any unsuccessful cuttings. If you end up with too many, don’t worry; people are always happy to receive flowers as gifts!
- Always make the top cut slopping away from the top bud. This way, any water that falls on the cutting is directed away from the bud.
If you have any more questions about growing from cuttings or making the most of your Hydropod Cuttings Propagator, please feel free to get in touch with our Gardening Angels on 0845 602 3774 or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always happy to help!