Friday, March 23, 2007

Avatar of Roses cuttings, report #1

I don't know if the photo captures it, but the jars with fertilizers have slightly muckier water than the one without.

And that's about it.

I was hoping for greener leaves, and perhaps one or two roots. But the only thing happening seems to be that I have to change water more often. And I procrastinate that. I bet I wake up some day only to find two jars with dark green goo with a brown stump stuck into it.

I could by some hormones to speed up the rooting process, but I'm not happy about that. Since I have troubbles with my own hormones I do know how much that can go wrong.

At a second thought... [leaving the computer]

Now I've cleaned the jars. Wasn't that hard.

Interestingly enough the cutting in fresh water seems to be more healthy than those with added fertilizer. I have to take a closer look at fertilizing, maybe I'm overfeeding my babies? Well, if one of them survives I'm happy. Scented geraniums are good for flavouring sponge cakes.


MrBrownThumb said...

Hey to they have horticultural charcoal in your area? We can buy it in little bags here and I use it for mixing houseplant soil. If you add a few chunks of it to water that you're using for rooting it helps keep it a little cleaner.

I suppose you can also use the charcoal they put in fish tank filters too.

Rosengeranium said...

Actually, I don't know. I'll take a look next time I'm going greenery shopping.

Hmmm, I'll do a bit of research, if I'm lucky any charcoal will do.

Rosengeranium said...

Thanks for the tip BTW :-)