Thursday, November 29, 2012

Funny Dave Grohl

One of my favorite musicians out there today. Funny and talented guy.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Cuttings and Cloners

Added a bunch of stuff from the yard to try out the new cloner I finally finished making last week. Figured I would try a little of everything I could find in the yard, Hybrid Tea Roses, Smoke Bush, Weigela, Arborvitae and a few others.

I pulled some cuttings that I started about 4 months ago and found that about 75% of them had a pretty good root system started. Above ground they looked like they were almost dead, but below ground they were very busy.
This is one of the Rose of Sharon cuttings I started 4 months ago, I transplanted them into a potting mix now that they had a good root system going,  Hopefully by the spring time I should have a good batch of plants to share with everyone.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Plant Cloner

Above is a plant cloner that you can buy at most hydroponic gardening stores, catalogs or online. The cost between $200 and $800 depending on how big of one you get, the one pictured above runs about $400.

This is the home made plant cloner that I made for $40. No, I didn't forget to add a zero. The tub was a clearance item at Target for $2, the pump I found on clearance for $20, the foam disc on top that hold the plants cast about $12 and the pvc pipes for the water manifold I made were roughly about $7.

You can see it in action here misting the inside container where the roots of the cuttings will form and hang down.