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newnandawg

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move these little guys from the baggy with sp moss to the cup or pot? What is your
rule of thumb for roots to do this?

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If I have roots like that, they go into pots with soil. There is no time frame, you just need to see roots. 
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I don't wait to see roots, i just place them in pots.
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I've done it both ways.  I do like to see roots, but sometimes it takes a while for them to be visible on the sides of the cup.  I have 2 treasured cuttings that had small shoots, but NO roots, and I put them in cups with my fingers crossed.  Wish I could say it is working, but too soon to tell.

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If I have roots with the growth of the top cutting in your picture, I move to clear cups with perlite/soil.  Anything longer makes me sweat too much during the transfer. 
The bottom cutting in your photo would sit in the sp. moss for another day or two, for me anyways.

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What Frank said.
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For me, cup at that point. I like to see roots also.
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I would move to cups with cutting potting mix.

I usually put in cups as soon as callused and first sign of roots. One additional note is to wet potting mix and drain before placing in cups. This ensures lots of air around cuttings, and I never "water in" after putting cuttings in the cup, just tap lightly on bottom of cup, there is too much chance of water logging the mix otherwise.
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I move them when I see the first root....don't care if it is 1/64 of an inch.  The bigger roots are just so fragile.  
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move these little guys from the baggy with sp moss to the cup or pot? What is your
rule of thumb for roots to do this?


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Whenever I see a couple of 1/4" long roots, I move it to growing medium (ProMix + added perlite) in 32oz container.
First I make the soil thoroughly moist (not wet). Put some soil on the bottom, place the cutting bottom on the soil and gently pour the soil to fill the pot. I do not water until there are some leaves and enough roots visible on the side.
Too wet soil or watering early when there are not enough leaves for transpiration can kill the rooted cutting by bark getting rotten.

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Greetings All

a very timely thread of info here as I had the very same questions once I saw both leaf and root growth on my newly acquired Brunswick cuttings. I just potted a few of these in cups this morning.



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Nice roots. How long were the cuttings in the sphagum moss?

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Thanks Ottawa,

I received the cuttings on 19 December and placed them into a small tupperware container full of damp sphagnum peat moss on a heating pad that keeps the temp about 75 deg F. By 4 January, the roots had popped. This is/was my first attempt at starting new fig trees from dormant cuttings like this, so it's all exciting. I received three cuttings, two look good and have been cupped, one is lagging a bit, but I'm hoping ready to cup up in a few days more of heat, moisture.

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