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Rooting Begonias in Water

cupsofcuttings Here is another useful use of disposable plastics. You can find a cup size to fit most of your needs and use good quality foam sheet.  You do need a drainage hole about 1 cm up the side of the pot to regulate the water level.

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I grow almost anything in these pots, cuttings,small delicate ferns,seeds,spores and of course my mosses.

 

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The roots can be seen growing through the cut to fit foam.  Aquarium filter foam is what I use and you may find that upholstery foam contains fire retardant.

 

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I use Cinnamon to disinfect my cuttings and once rooted I use organic fertilizer once a week.

 

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The pots are stored in trays and in a vertical rack system in good light but no direct sunlight.

Give it a try I’m sure you will not be disappointed.

by Paul Blowers
Photos courtesy Paul Blowers

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