Propogate rose and other woody stem cuttings

Discussion in 'The Green Patch' started by chelloveck, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

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  2. marlas1too

    marlas1too Monkey+++

    rose,s are pretty but you can't eat them----got rid of all the pretty things to plant things to eat but will explore if this potato/rose will apply to raspberry bushes
  3. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    I used to think the same way, about pretty vs edible. My mantra had been that If I couldn't eat it, it wasn't worth my effort keeping it. Sometimes things have value that can't be eaten and pooped out to make organic fertiliser.

    Some pretty, non edible, and even plants poisonous (to us), have useful niches in edible gardening ecology; as pollinators, predator insect attractants or insect pest repellents, or have some companion planting benefit.

    I can't eat Lucerne, but when flowering, it is pretty; it makes a good stock feed and makes great chop and drop mulch. Many plants that seem purely ornamental, often have other useful functions in a self sufficiently productive homestead.

    Roses....make for useful defensive plantings, the rosehips of some varieties are a good sauce of vitamin C, and make pleasant tea decoctions, etc. The flowers can be used as an ingredient to make homemade perfumes and cosmetics....and, the blooms, and their scent in the garden are a balm to the psyche. Roses can more than adequately justify a place in the garden, paying their way in their own way, just as importantly as the edibles. :)

    Edit: Try the technique with cuttings from cane prunings and see how you go. Let us know whether the experiment was successful.

    Home Fruit Growing propagation
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2016
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  4. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    You cannot underestimate the necessity of a multitude of plant pollinators. Anything you can do to draw plenty of them to the area where you are trying to garden successfully will increase the bounty of fruit you harvest. Flowers serve this niche quite effectively. Many of these flower act to repel harmful pests from your garden as well. A proper low flower garden ringing your vegetable garden will benefit you greatly.
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  5. ditch witch

    ditch witch I do stupid crap, so you don't have to

    Actually rose hips are used in a lot of holistic medicine and wild roses are the best for getting them. They're loaded with vitamin C, more than oranges even. You can eat them raw or cooked, make tea with them, or even jelly. Plus they make hella fence barriers. I have some roses here that died, but the rootstock lived on. The rootstock for most roses you buy is a wild rambler and it'll bloom like mad, giving you tons of rose hips.
  6. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    I've got a darn wild rose that rooted next to the front porch.
    I've dug it up 5x over the years and moved it to a more appropriate defensive position on the property.
    It keeps respawning from the roots I didn't get.
    It's like Lazarus.
  7. amyp74

    amyp74 Monkey

    Where I live on the West Coast, the roses are in the peak of their first bloom, and their heady, delicious scent and bright blossoms are everywhere! Soon this lovely, intoxicating event will spread across the country. While roses are pretty to look at and sweet to smell, they also can be delicious to taste. Used in many Middle Eastern and Indian cuisines, roses make sweet, floral preserves and vibrant garnishes. Read on for 12 ways you can use fresh rose petals in the kitchen.

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  8. amyp74

    amyp74 Monkey

    I found this article above and thought I'd share. Rose petal jam, I've had and it is really good. :)
  9. marlas1too

    marlas1too Monkey+++

    I would rather have a raspberry bramble barrier along the property line good flowers to lure bees ,good berry’s,and the leaves dried make a great tea i have so much wild stuff around me that gives vitamin C so no problem there as I'm a wild food freek
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  10. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    I was wondering if Propagate was something to do with Obama or Hillary...(n);)
  11. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    hehehe. I'd like to put them in dirt --
  12. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    G, that probably got you on yet another list.
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  13. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I doubt it would be good for your garden. Much like the Romans would sow salt to make the land of their enemies barren.
    Though you might get more use from them as weed control....:rolleyes:
  14. amyp74

    amyp74 Monkey

    maybe yall can give me some advice. Let me say in advance, that I suck at plants. I WANT to be good at it and have the green thumb I always hear about but, well I can kill a BUT, I'm trying to teach my grandchildren how we get the food we eat,how its grown and NOT just bought from wal freakin mart! Together we've planted some jalapeno's, onions, tomatoes and strawberries. All in planters because our soil out here is mostly sand and rock. Have any of you tried this and if so, have you had any luck? If any of you have any ideas or suggestions, my ears are open.
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