How to Start Rose Cuttings

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Rose cuttings from bushes can be used to start a new plant or bush in your yard. Cut the rose off properly with help from a professional horticulturist in this free video.

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Hi, I'm Stan DeFreitas, Mr. Green Thumb for askmrgreenthumb.com. How to start rose cuttings. Typically, you want about a four to six-inch piece. You normally are going to take your cutters and you're going to cut at about a 45 degree angle on the bottom, and you're going to go ahead and put it into a good peaty type soil. Normally peat, Perlite, a potting type soil. You want something that's sterile. In other words, you don't want to use your backyard dirt. Backyard dirt normally contains nematodes, fungi, weed seeds and other problems. So, let's start off with as good a soil as we can. Take a good fresh cutting, you'll probably go ahead and dip your little cutting in some Rutone and make sure it's not like Shake 'N Bake, so kind of go ahead and shake it a little bit and then put it into your good soil and go ahead and make sure that you get it a good watering and that means doing that probably every couple days. Remember if that little cutting dries out, it will die out, so you've got to make sure that the little cuttings stay moist. You might even put a little plastic bag or something over the cutting, but make sure you have a good soil and a good clean cutting and you should be in good business. For learning more about how to do cuttings, I'm Stan DeFreitas, for askmrgreenthumb.com.

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