Started reading the forum back in Fall of 2009 and tried my hand at rooting cuttings that Winter.
Just wanted to say thanks for all the info here on rooting cuttings.
Everyone does it a little differently , but for my set up a few key helpful hints made a big difference in my results.
One was Peg's tip to use moist sphagnum moss for rooting. So I use that in plastic shoeboxes, always soaked in mosquito dunk water to deter fungus gnats.
Next was fignut's idea to use smaller sized containers that the roots take full control of more quickly. So I changed from 20 or 16 ounce cups to the deep 3" pots I use for tomato and pepper seedlings .
Then tapla's use of wicks to move extra water out of containers if overwatered. So I put wicks in all my containers prior to potting up any cuttings now as I have the personal failing of being a serial overwaterer.
These and all the other experiences forum members have sent in have aided me in getting decent results.
Some pictures of my fig mania attached , hopefully.
zone 5 NH
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