How To Grow Roses From Cuttings

This is the kind of tip that I find so exciting for some reason.  I love when people with experience on any given topic develop their own techniques for doing things better.  This trick comes from amateurgardening.com and lets you save a ton of time and money growing as many rose bushes as you want for almost free!  You can take cuttings of roses from a friend, or from your own rose bushes, and make as many new rose bushes as you wish.  All you need is a cutting and a small potato!  After you cut a nice section of the rose bush (The cutting should be about 9in (23cm) long. Cut just below a bud at the base. Then remove the leaves and thorns from the bottom half. You can leave a couple of leaf systems at the top of the cutting if you wish), you simply take the cut end and jam it into a small potato.  Then you plant the potato, with the rose bush jammed into it, in the ground keeping cuttings about 6 inches apart.  That’s all there is to it!  They say that the roses will not have fully rooted until Fall, but now is the time to get them in the ground!

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