Fig cutting failure
Well, I now know two methods
of rooting fig cuttings that definitely don't work for me --- in
a ziplock bag on top of a heat pad and in a pot of soil on top
of a heat pad. The fungal growth is pretty impressive, but the
cuttings are obviously dead.
Actually, I suspect the
problem started even before I began trying to root the cuttings.
I had to cut the young wood before it was 100% dormant because a hard
freeze was coming and I needed to wrap
up the tree.
Perhaps the branches were too high in sugars (thus the fungal growth)
since they weren't fully asleep yet?
All is not lost.
Three little sprouts rooted the easy way, right at the feet of the
parent plant, and I have two
in my garden and one
in Mom's garden waiting for spring. Since there really is a limit
to how much space I have for fig trees, I suspect this propagation
method will do the trick. I'd still like to learn to root
cuttings just for geekiness sake, but I'm not too heartbroken over this
round of failures.
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