@agroforestry there are myriad rooting techniques I've shown here, about 2-3 years ago. They all work to some degree. I prefer sterile seed starting mix of 1/3 peat moss 1/3 perlite and 1/3 vermiculite. Sterilized by heating dampened mix to 200°F in an old microwave oven. I use cinnamon powder as antifungal (vital).
See the old postings I've made in 2019~2021
Just got 6 unrooted cuttings, going to follow this method: https://kratomwatchdog.com/top...
Does anyone have any better ones? I've tried cuttings in rain water and had no success last time. Hopefully, this method works better.
@will glad the dogs are okay. An interesting fact- some orchard keepers have overhead irrigation that runs continually through frost to prevent frost damage.
Really felt this chill. Had a roof reading at 20f on Friday night as air mass plowed through without obstruction. No visible ice though. I’m not sure what thermodynamics were at play as the air a few feet off the ground was substantially warmer and all the large trees have been packed heavily with mulch and logs - effectively turning the trees themselves into a radiator in this frigid air. In other news the older dog doesn’t mind the cold when going for walks but the little one sure does.
I am getting cornered today as we had some rain. Doubtful that this water will evaporate any time soon.
@will ah yes, the power of mulch. It solves nearly EVERYTHING hah
Plants needs too much water= mulch
Weeds around plant= mulch
Plant needs better soil= mulch
Soil has high pH= mulch
Soil has low pH= mulch
I could never get my kratom cutting to root but I plan to order more soon and try again. Soon I hope to have a kratom tree to test on my farm, I have over 120 different types of fruit trees so I'd love to add in the diversity of a great medicinal plant.