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Proceedings of the International Plant Propagator's Society

Vol. 8


Phillip W. Worth

pp: 94-95

The history of our procedure started as a result of the poor stands we had been getting by, taking the cuttings and storing them over winter. We knew we had a soil that was, you might say, a. natural rooting medium, being very sandy, light and well drained. About three years ago we stuck possibly around 10,000 cuttings of the more or less easily rooted common shrubs in the fall. This was done at a time when in our operation we had approximately two or three weeks in between additional evergreen diggings and before we were able to start digging deciduous material. In these two weeks we would usually have five or ten men standing around doing only fill-in jobs. We were very elated with our results this first year but still were a little pessimistic because we realized that the excellent results we obtained may happen this time and maybe never again. However, we again had very good results.

The next year we went into it a little more extensively, sticking three or four times as

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