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Offline roach

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Rooting salvia in rockwool cubes
« on: September 09, 2014, 01:31:23 PM »
I'm looking for some advice on rooting Salvia in rockwool cubes. Two weeks about I took 10-12 cuttings and stuck them in rockwool cubes. Most of them got stem rot and died. Anyone else have this problem?


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Re: Rooting salvia in rockwool cubes
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2014, 05:33:17 PM »



Possible causes of failure:
dirty tools,hands, containers or water
lack of air flow around plants and work area


I've never used rockwool, but have rooted in various other media, since 2003. 

I currently use local garden soil, with perlites and compost added.  Healthy soils will not let anaerobic bacteria get started,while sterile enviornments, such as water or potting mediums, are like a blank slate, and get out of balance pretty quickly.

People use air bubblers with cuttings in water, and that method seems successful.

I've lost wheelbarrows full of  cuttings too,  when I used dirty gloves and tools and tried to process them too quickly.

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Jupe


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Re: Rooting salvia in rockwool cubes
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2014, 10:54:31 PM »
good advice, jupe.
-judih