U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Garden
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 07-05-2018, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Virginia
467 posts, read 240,691 times
Reputation: 229

Advertisements

When propagating outdoors in July in the SW Virginia area, should the cuttings be in the sun or shade and should they be covered with a plastic bag to retain moisture or left uncovered?

From what Iíve been able to read or see on YouTube is all of these different methods are used so which is best or what are the variables as to what works best in a specific situation? Thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-05-2018, 12:07 PM
 
2,523 posts, read 890,950 times
Reputation: 4796
That question is too vast. You might want to narrow it down to the plants you're trying to propagate.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-05-2018, 12:10 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
20,762 posts, read 25,234,582 times
Reputation: 38676
If you cover with a plastic bag and place into the sun, you will bake your cuttings into slime.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-05-2018, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Virginia
467 posts, read 240,691 times
Reputation: 229
Quote:
Originally Posted by NYC refugee View Post
That question is too vast. You might want to narrow it down to the plants you're trying to propagate.
Basically Forsythia, snowball Viburnum and spirea.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-05-2018, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Virginia
467 posts, read 240,691 times
Reputation: 229
Quote:
Originally Posted by oregonwoodsmoke View Post
If you cover with a plastic bag and place into the sun, you will bake your cuttings into slime.
Yes, plastic would be in a totally shaded area but it this better than being open and in the sun?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-05-2018, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
1,418 posts, read 799,992 times
Reputation: 2965
I think you would want shade. I grow lots of cactus and succulents, and even those are best propagated out of direct sun.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-06-2018, 09:41 AM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
5,812 posts, read 5,664,373 times
Reputation: 10007
For outdoors in July climate at your location - all day dappled shade is ideal if it's available, full shade is next best, no direct sun until cuttings are well rooted and strong, no plastic cover, shelter from strong breezes but ensure there is plenty of air circulation and space between cuttings, check soil moisture 2 x daily (especially check in mid-afternoon at hottest time of day) and keep lightly moist at all times but not soaking wet or else it will all rot or get mold.


.

Last edited by Zoisite; 07-06-2018 at 09:56 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-06-2018, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Virginia
467 posts, read 240,691 times
Reputation: 229
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zoisite View Post
For outdoors in July climate at your location - all day dappled shade is ideal if it's available, full shade is next best, no direct sun until cuttings are well rooted and strong, no plastic cover, shelter from strong breezes but ensure there is plenty of air circulation and space between cuttings, check soil moisture 2 x daily (especially check in mid-afternoon at hottest time of day) and keep lightly moist at all times but not soaking wet or else it will all rot or get mold.


.
Excellent reply, it really makes sense and I guess I’m keeping the solid too wet which leads to rot. Thanks!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-07-2018, 11:33 AM
 
2,523 posts, read 890,950 times
Reputation: 4796
Try some powdered Rootone, too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-08-2018, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
2,058 posts, read 2,639,947 times
Reputation: 3624
After 3 weeks in a slightly open ziploc bag, my tropical hibiscus cutting is doing fine in part sun. My orchid cutting is sitting on a north facing window sill and is starting to sprout after 2 weeks. Azalea and crepe myrtle cuttings from 2 years ago are ready to go in the ground....they were started indoors, under a grow LED, at 70 degrees. Next I will try geraniums, they are supposed to be easy to start from a cutting. Sometimes I use a Rootone, but not always, and the success rate seems to be about the same.

Regards
Gemstone1
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Garden
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:00 AM.

© 2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top