How to Make Your Own Rooting Hormone

Written by Marilyn Pokorney

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Stem cuttings: These are treated just like leaf cuttings except you cut off a stem with several leaves instead of just one leaf. Removerepparttar bottom leaves, leaving a few atrepparttar 113377 top. Proceed as withrepparttar 113378 leaf cutting.

In both instances coverrepparttar 113379 pot with a plastic bag or inverted glass jar. This will keep moisture from evaporating and keeprepparttar 113380 cutting from wilting. Keep in a warm location with diffused light but out of direct sunlight. When there is indications of growth after about 3 to 6 weeks, transplantrepparttar 113381 new emerging plant into a new pot of potting soil. Continue to keep a humid environment for about 2 more weeks until active growth begins.

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Extend the Life Of Your Flowers By Steaming Them

Written by Gerry Belvedere

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5. Take them out and put them inrepparttar cool water.

6. You should add 2 teaspoons of household bleach and a pinch of citric acid to each bucket to inhibit any further bacterial growth.

The steaming induces a rush of natural sugars torepparttar 113376 flower heads and getsrepparttar 113377 stems "drinking". Steaming is beneficial to flowers that may have been out of water for a length of time.

Enjoy your flowers!

Gerry Belvedere is a former artist who now runs her own online florist service at Rosaflora delivers flowers Australia wide and overseas and offers tips on getting the most out of your cut flowers.

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