I thought it might be enlightening to see what I typically use for my propagation work. If you have any tips or suggestions, let me know.
Most of the grow area has been emptied out into the yard. But there are a few prized propagations that I'm still hesitant about - the very large Abutilon varieties in particular. While those stay inside, the lights have to be on. So what do you do? Turn it into a seedling start area! I … Continue reading Empty grow room – what’s next?
Overview This is a somewhat structured analysis of my propagation efforts. I originally wrote this a few months back, but thought I'd share. What works Fast-growing softwood herbs in water (and even potting mix or perlite/sand) are pretty much guaranteed. Using a bubbler to aerate the water helps, but with or without, it typically works. … Continue reading Propagation analysis – so far
Over the last two years, my understanding of and relationship to soil has changed in some very useful ways. I am writing this post to share as I think most people's understanding of traditional landscaping and yard care is severely flawed. That might seem like a quite a claim, but let me just try and … Continue reading Reframing my outlook to soil
It's easy and fun to focus on the success stories of propagation, but it's not terribly useful for broadening your understanding. I decided I would spend some time reviewing the myriad failures I experienced. This is not a specific timeframe, but given that I started documenting the process at a length comparable to a growing … Continue reading A review so far – failures
It's starting to get warm enough outside that I've decided to experiment with a few of the diminutive propagations. These are low priority or interest items that I'm less concerned about losing. Granted, the nights are still a few degrees away from freezing, and many of these are used to growing in a 65-70 degree … Continue reading Planting out