Whether it is for perennials, flowers, shrubs and many types of plants, the technique of cutting is widely used in gardening. To do it, the gardener must take a part of his plant with secateurs and give birth to a new plant in water or soil (in pots or cups) from this fragment. Ecological and economical, this method of vegetative propagation is less constraining than sowing but is not always a success. To succeed in this delicate step on a rose tree, we have however a trick which will ensure you an effective rose cutting. This tutorial will allow you to obtain beautiful rosebushes thanks to a little elbow grease… and some potatoes!
Good to know: Gardeners can also prepare their own cutting hormone. This helps the plant heal, strengthens the root system and promotes successful cuttings.
What you will need:
- A small piece of land (sunny if possible) where you want your roses to grow.
- As many rose cuttings as potatoes
- A shovel
- Pruning shears
How to make a successful rose cutting?
- Start by weeding the area where your roses will be planted and dig holes at least 20 centimeters deep.
- Add some fertilizer and water.
- Prepare your cuttings, the branches should be about 50 centimeters long and cut at the base at a 45° angle.
- Remove all the leaves from your stems, then plant each one in the middle of a potato. (Be careful, you don’t want to completely pierce your potatoes!)
- All that’s left is to place your stems in the moistened soil, then cover and water once more. In a few weeks, you should see the first buds come out
Once the roses are well established, don’t hesitate to protect and fortify them with natural tricks. Green manures and other natural repellents will give you a long-lasting bloom. You will enjoy the results of your work for a long time!
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I have worked as a horticulture specialist lead gardener, garden landscaper, and of course i am a hobby gardener at home in my own garden.
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