Visual: Opening slides
Text on screen: The Greenhouse Project
Visual: girl outdoors placing a pot plant on a shelf with other pot plants
Text on screen: transferring your cuttings to soil
Visual: close up of pot plants
Text: how do you know when it’s time to transfer your cutting into soil? Essentially, there’s no hard and fast rule. Some prefer to transfer once the roots are 2-3 cm long. While others prefer to let the roots grow much longer. Some even leave cuttings in the water indefinitely!
Visual: green plants
Text: whatever your preference, care should always be taken while transplanting
Visual: blurred shot inside the greenhouse
Text: the longer your cuttings have been in water
Visual: green plants
Text: the stronger the roots will be and the more they will have acclimatised to the water
Visual: a potted plant
Text: essentially, the bigger the roots grow the easier it will be for them to start growing in the soil
Visual: planted herbs
Text: while at the same time, the more sensitive to the soil and oxygen levels will become
Visual: zoom down to little pot plants
Text: just make sure to pay attention to your plant and adjust its conditions accordingly
Visual: panning shot of different planted plants in pots
Text: here are some examples from the Greenhouse!
Visual: zoom in shot of a Pilea
Text: Pilea: propagating for 4 weeks, this is a hardy indoor and outdoor plant
Visual: plant in a glass with water
Text: here the roots are almost proportionate to the cutting
Visual: a hand showing the roots of a plant
Text: maybe not as long as I would prefer but I’ve noticed the roots have stopped growing this week I think the plant needs sun!
Visual: a hand pouring soil from a spoon into a glass jar filled with a plant sitting in water
Text: as I have two cuttings I experimented with transitioning to soil and going straight from water to soil
Visual: woman patting down soil into a little pot with her hands
Text: To plant: fill the bottom of your pot with moist soil take the cutting and gently pack soil around the roots make sure you pack enough soil so that the cutting is supported and can stand on its own
Visual: Aa plant sitting in a jar filled with water
Text: Succulent: propagating 5 weeks
Visual: hands showing the roots of a plant
Text: to me, the root growth is not ideal they don’t look very strong, but this cutting is obviously unhappy without sunlight and nutrients so I’m going to try and re-pot it, and hope that it works
Visual: a woman planting a plant into a mug on a table outdoors.
Text: as succulents don’t need very much water you can usually get by in a pot without a drainage hole so I used a mug! Just make sure the soil is moist, but not too wet!
Visual: a woman’s hand touching leaves from a potted plant in a glass jar.
Text: Devil’s Ivy: propagating 8 weeks Devil’s Ivy can exist in water forever!
Visual: a hand holding a plant leaf
Text: although, planting helps them become a lush green colour at the moment, in my opinion they are nowhere near ready to transplant I’d like to see at least one of their new leaves established before I feel confident they will survive
Visual: little plant sitting in a little glass jar filled with water
Text: a few more things to think about…
Visual: the roots of two plants sitting in glass jars filled with water
Text: as propagation is very much about testing and experimenting it’s a good idea to have multiple cuttings so you have a better chance of success!
Visual: little jars filled with plants growing in fragile cuttings
Text: also, thinking about your soil is important, as I was using a regular potting mix I preferred to gradually introduce it to my more rare or fragile cuttings I did this as soil holds less oxygen than water and has more nutrients so a gradual transition is more gentle on the roots. You could also think about using a more aerated soil or a seedling mix
Visual: potted plants in a greenhouse
Text: as these are more gentle than regular potting mix, the most important thing to remember is don’t be discouraged if your plant doesn’t make it! Take note of what you did, research your cutting’s needs and try again!
Visual: close up of green plants
Text: as always, happy gardening! and stay tuned for how to: re-pot your plants!
Visual: closing slides
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