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Jean what percentage grit/perlite do you use?
Sorry -have to disagree-I would not cover pelargoniums with a polythene bag-that encourages high humidity and rotting-once that has started to can't stop it
Christopher2 I am interested in starting my own nursery and wonder if you could pass on some advice. What were your top sellers and what sort of margins did you work to. Is there any tips that you can pass on?
christoher2 thanks so much for the advice, I am in Exmouth so if we have a mild winter it should be ok here. I do grow my own plants and i suppose i could divide a lot more plants in the garden to start to stock the nursery.i am trying to decide whether to concentrat on bedding plants or to go for more expensive perennials.my main concern is not pricing so low that i do not make a profit and also how i am going to find the customers as i do not live on a busy street.
As I've been lumbered with looking after a friend's exotic pelargonium collection, think I will try propagating them as some are very pretty indeed.
Brian sumner wrote (see)
how can i stop my geranium plants stems going black after taking the cuting
Keep them on the dry side- do not cover with plastic bag- that increase humidity and leads to rotting-if you can give them bottom heat that is even better-they really are one of the easier plants to propagate
I have had good success wintering over my geraniums in my attached unheated garage. I am careful to keep my garage door closed except for brief entrance/exit. I water about 1 per month. Take them out in mid spring, fertilize, & they look great in a short time. Located in S E MIchigan.
Has anybody tried rooting geraniums in water? I have found sites on the web that say that works ok.
Why try rooting In water Jer01? They root easily in mpc with added grit perlite.
Lucischaves, you do t want those flowers....carefully snip them off. You dont want flowering shoots for cuttings.
In my experience the sooner pelargonium cuttings are taken the better the plant will be to overwinter. I've taken my cuttimgs....2 weeks ago.