I managed to cut a rose stem and replant it and it is growing
When I was looking at a YouTube video on planting rose cuttings I thought about that time last year I planted a cutting from a climbing rose that took root. Yesterday I figured, what would it be like if I successfully managed to take a cutting off another of my climbing roses and managed to get another rose plant to grow from that?
Well, I tried it and using decomposed leaves and grass at the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket and topped off with top soil, I stuck a 3 foot long stem down in that mulch mixture and watered it good.
I hope I get another rose growing from that stem. So far for the past 24 hours the leaves are still green on it. I will go out later to water it down again. It will probably, if things work out, take about several days for it to take root if at all. If it turns brown on me, it will have proven unsuccessful.
Only time and patience will tell. But if this works out, I will plant a few more so by next spring I will have a lot more roses. I might need a trellis so I am looking at getting one by next spring so I can have a wall of roses to look at.
As to other plants I started in my backyard garden, I managed to get some radishes to grow to about the size of an average radish, but others, including the carrots grew nothing but roots, and nothing else. No carrots nor many more radishes. The soil was not good. Texas or rather, Dallas black gumbo, tends to harden almost within a few days of watering, on a hot summer day, no matter how much I water the ground. So, I will be harvesting one more thing from my garden today and it will be yellow squash, those that had not dried up in the heat and not attacked by either black grackles or brown squirrels. I already have collected the seeds from two other yellow summer squash and we ate those already. My wife pealed them and cooked them until they were buttery tasting and succulent.
Hopefully next spring, those seeds will do well in the garden. First I need to turn the soil over and add mulch and manure in to it so it will be better for planting in sometime in March of 2020.
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