Teaching an old dog new tricks ?

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Teaching an old dog new tricks ?

Postby Primrose » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:40 pm

I came across this video by accident - creating new rose plants by sticking cuttings into a potato and thought it was a gimmick but it seems in this case to have worked. Has anybody ever come across it or tried it? And are there some magical substances in a potato which makes it work, I wonder ?

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Re: Teaching an old dog new tricks ?

Postby tigerburnie » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:05 pm

Problem is almost all roses are grafted onto a stronger root, these plants may not be very strong.
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Re: Teaching an old dog new tricks ?

Postby Westi » Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:24 pm

I've seen this as well but dismissed it as mainly I have enough roses trying to bite me every time I need to weed. Tiger has a good point but it's certainly worth an experiment - a stem, a pot, a potato & a bit of compost? (Oh & a plastic bottle)! I don't know anything magical in a potato that roses would like, but I would try it for sure if I had an older rose with memories attached.
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