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  • Trimming rooted Cutting....

    Ciao my friends! I have another question...
    I have had great success with clonex and received a sample bottle of Dip N Grow. I figure I would try it and see what happens.
    5 days and I have 2 inch root on one of cutting. Now I was told by Member that was so generous to donate me practice cuttings that cuttings were in cold storage for some time and are ready to pop which by the way they all have budding nodes and some leaf but not yet root.
    He also informed me that even though my results may vary his experience with DnG produced huge mass of roots. So many it haulted new growth and killed the cutting because all cutting energy was going towards the roots.
    My question is IF I have same issue..."too many roots and no new growth" can I trim some roots off so it will live? Or once it gets enough roots can I wash off DnG to stop the process?

    Grazie
    Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
    1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy 👼🏼.
    2) This weeks ebay auctions.

  • #2
    If it was me, Mike, I wouldn't worry about trimming roots. If there is that much root growth, I would up pot to a larger size pot. I feel you can't have enough root growth at this stage. Top growth should catch up.
    Dave- Waterford, Ct. Zone 6a

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    • #3
      Okay! I will try tis if roots too much!
      Grazie for reply!
      Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
      1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy 👼🏼.
      2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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      • #4
        Taverna78,
        I agree with Dave's recommendation for the current rooted cuttings.

        Dip N Grow is a Hormone Concentrate and should be diluted per the instructions before use.
        For Lignified Fig Cuttings my best results were achieved with 10X or 15X dilution (1:9 or 1:14, Dig N Grow:Water).
        What was your dilution?
        For future use a less concentrated solution (dilution) is also my recommendation. Good Luck.
        Pete R - Hudson Valley, NY - zone 5b

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        • #5
          Oh boy. I was told put liquid in beaker that comes with it up to the bottom line (concentration line) and then fresh water up to the #5 line for 4:1 ratio. Too strong I assume.
          Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
          1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy 👼🏼.
          2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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          • #6
            For me dip n grow killed several cuttings even at the 1:20 dilution. Once you have good roots you can use houseplant strength fertilizer and that should get the tops going.
            Bob C. KC, MO Zone 6a. Wanted: Martineca Rimada, Galicia Negra, Fioroni Ruvo, De La Reina - Pons, Tauro, BFF, Sefrawi, Sbayi, Mavra Sika , Fillaciano Bianco, Corynth, Souadi, Acciano Purple, LSU Tiger, LSU Red, Cajun Gold, BB-10 any great tasting fig

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            • #7
              Wow if you lose at 1:20 and I use 1:4 I might as well chaulk up another pile of dead sticks. Is fine tho was badly eaten cutting I just want to try.
              Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
              1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy 👼🏼.
              2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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              • #8
                I would not trim any roots unless they were dead. The amount of time you exposed the cutting to the Dip & Grow also influences the process. If you didn't score the cuttings they are more resistant to it as well. Even if you lose the part of the cutting dipped, you may not lose the whole cutting. Never give up on a fig cutting until it falls apart!
                Bob C. KC, MO Zone 6a. Wanted: Martineca Rimada, Galicia Negra, Fioroni Ruvo, De La Reina - Pons, Tauro, BFF, Sefrawi, Sbayi, Mavra Sika , Fillaciano Bianco, Corynth, Souadi, Acciano Purple, LSU Tiger, LSU Red, Cajun Gold, BB-10 any great tasting fig

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