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propagatetomatoes and peppers help

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:16 pm
by dsexton18
I am trying to propagate some tomatoes and peppers but not having any luck. I have tried two different methods the first time I tuck the cuttings and placed them in plastic cup with about 2 inches of water. Method 2 I also placed the cuttings in a cup of potting soil and placed the stems about 1 or 2 inches in the soil. Both times the plants did not root. Each cutting was 4-6 inches long and I always took off all the leaves but 3-5 of them. I have also tried using rooting hormone when planting them in soil. Does anyone have any suggestions that would help me propagate them?

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:54 pm
by DoubleDogFarm
I would strip the stem down to two leaves. Use a clear plastic bag as a humidity dome. Apply bottom heat. The top of you refrigerator my work for this.

Eric

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:46 am
by rainbowgardener
I agree with Eric that maintaining the humidity around the leaves is critical for cuttings. Another way to do it is cut the bottom off a soda bottle and use it as a humidity dome.

But personally I think tomatoes and peppers are easier to start from seed than cuttings.

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:05 am
by jal_ut
Try layering. It is a method where the stem is wounded, then covered with soil.

[url=https://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/hil-8701.html]Check this out![/url]

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:07 pm
by dsexton18
jal_ut wrote:Try layering. It is a method where the stem is wounded, then covered with soil.

[url=https://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/hil-8701.html]Check this out![/url]
Thanks for the site. Their is quite a bit of info. I will give it a try