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Geranium cuttings

I have been following your advice and have taken some cuttings from geraniums which have got long and straggly. I have put them into a jam jar of water on the sill of the kitchen window. Should I have dipped them into rooting powder and put them into compost or are they ok as they are? Where should I keep them over winter? I could have about 15 cuttings, each about 2"long. Della, Leixlip, Co Kildare Posted: 18/09/2012

 

Geranium cuttings are best rooted in potting compost, or a peat and sand mixture. Rooting powder helps but geranium cuttings can root without it. Fifteen cuttings in small pots can be easily accommodated on a window sill indoors with good light, potting them up in spring to grow on.

 

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