30 thoughts on “Starting Fruit Trees with Cuttings: My Garden Experiment

    Margo Belle-Fleur

    (December 5, 2016 - 7:46 pm)

    This reminds me of my mother who has a magical green thumb. She's not an avid gardener but everything grows for her. She just cuts bits off plants, sticks them in the ground and they flourish. Her whole garden was started from random cuttings.

    Edgar Bernada

    (December 5, 2016 - 7:46 pm)

    Thanks.

    Edgar Bernada

    (December 5, 2016 - 7:46 pm)

    Nice video.very informative one.I got an idea.

    bowler8

    (December 5, 2016 - 7:46 pm)

    is lava sand the same as rock dust?

    Leona Meyers

    (December 5, 2016 - 7:46 pm)

    Dado you now anything about compost and worms ? Do they have to be in the sun or shade? I have my compost in a trash can

    The plant File Project

    (December 5, 2016 - 7:46 pm)

    great video man 🙂 you have a great organic farm setup there 😉
    I grow cutting material for a job.I want to begin my own home garden nursery and do my own horticultural experimentations and build my knowledge.
    I want to make a few video's here and there on my you tube channel.
    my steps I can ask you is…

    hormone powder even though you do not always need it because alot of plant cuttings do grow without hormone powder.
    at work I use the hormone powder and it makes some plants grow like anything and strikes root systems fast.
    would I recommend you either wound your cuttings and use hormone? or just use the plain old cuttings growing without hormone powder.

    I subscribed to you man 😉 great video.
    feel free to see my video's soon 😉 chat later man .

    Jeremy Ramos

    (December 5, 2016 - 7:46 pm)

    I seen it thanks lol

    Jeremy Ramos

    (December 5, 2016 - 7:46 pm)

    did it work

    stphn44

    (December 5, 2016 - 7:46 pm)

    hi for me i use my fish pond warter it works great

    The Weekend Homestead

    (December 5, 2016 - 7:46 pm)

    Just wondering what kind of much do you use under your trees? Planting a 40 tree orchard this spring

    Constantine Firme

    (December 5, 2016 - 7:46 pm)

    Can I ask, what camera you used for the video?

    Vijay Sawant

    (December 5, 2016 - 7:46 pm)

    thanks boss.if any question I will ask.how can i send u my orange tree pic

    Vijay Sawant

    (December 5, 2016 - 7:46 pm)

    fruit tree which liquid ur put in. I am india pl.adv.

    Stephanie Hitchcock

    (December 5, 2016 - 7:46 pm)

    If this is the root stock tree could it be used as root stock for later Graf in of other fruit once established?

    This video reminded me how easy it is to start a fruit tree from cuttings. Like the little girl that suggested to stick the piece of lemon wood in to the pot to see if it grows. Its literally child`s play! 🙂 One thing I would do differently than the method shown in this video is remove all the leafs from the cuttings and shorten the part of the cutting that is above the soil level. The cutting does not have the roots to support all that foliage.

    ok😙🌱🌱🌱

    Carlota Chmielewski

    (December 5, 2016 - 7:46 pm)

    Dipping the end of the branch in rooting hormone powder, right before planting it, is something that has worked for me.

    Jerry Brandt

    (December 5, 2016 - 7:46 pm)

    I have an old rain barrel that collects leaves and bugs and i use it for my water instead of chlorinated city water.

    Anzay Warid

    (December 5, 2016 - 7:46 pm)

    Hey guy, let me tell you why I think your two apple cuttings did not work. Firstly, the cutting were too long and you should have cut about 4-5 inches off from the bottom before sticking them in the pots. Secondly, you should have sliced the bottoms at an angle to increase the surface area for water absorption. Thirdly you should have nipped some of the leaves from the top too to reduce the work that the rootless stem would have to do in order to keep the leaves alive. Fourthly, you should have kept an eye on the two plants over the succeeding weeks to scissor off any leaves that were dying off. This would help the stems of the cuttings to start growing roots. Fourthly, you should not have used the towels, but stones to loosely plug the holes at the bottom in the pots, or clean kitchen towels to act as plugs. Fifthly, you did not tell us when you had planted the cuttings. It is best to do so just before the onset of spring, sya maybe in March. Sixthly, where you left the pots would matter a lot. An ideal place would be inside your conservatory or glass house for plants. Seventhly, cuttings should not be overly long, which I should have said in the beginning. Short stubby ones with 2 or 3 healthy leaves would survive better. And lastly, you should use a rooting powder to dip the sliced ends of your cuttings before planting them. Let me know if any of this helped you. And thanks for your video. I would have given a thumbs up for it, but I could not find the thumbs up icon. Keep them coming.

    Cheeto Fingers

    (December 5, 2016 - 7:46 pm)

    I saw some videos of people using raw honey (as you have on your homestead) as a rooting medium. Just dip the cutting in the honey then stick it in sand or something. I'm just learning about it too. I'm trying to start a juniper from a cutting on the side of my house, to plant around some ugly cables I want to hide in my alley. My husband gets sand from a lake not too far from us when we go swimming. He gets a five gallon bucket. It's got all sorts of biomatter in it too so I'm going to try rooting everything!

    I'm looking for bing and lapins cherries to graft together, gala apples (i already have a pollinator) and goldcot apricots. I'm getting real excited about cuttings and grafting. I finally figured out I can graft a pollinator onto the variety of fruit tree I want and get by with having one tree instead of two. The area I live in is persnickety so there's only certain varieties that thrive here (texas panhandle) so I have to really work at it.

    i would just live in the garden if I didn't have other obligations. I do like your videos Blake and your family. You're an inspiration to me. Thank you.

    TheCompleteGuitarist

    (December 5, 2016 - 7:46 pm)

    Perhaps you can use the cuttings as roots stock for grafting other viable cuttings.

    sam z

    (December 5, 2016 - 7:46 pm)

    that rootstock apple was most likely crabapple

    sam z

    (December 5, 2016 - 7:46 pm)

    it was completely stupid to cut those suckers like that because suckers have their own roots. he greatly stunted their growth by cutting them when instead he could have just pulled the suckers and planted them somewhere else with their own roots

    shaggs069

    (December 5, 2016 - 7:46 pm)

    So how did it go? Can we get an update please? This is a great idea but I'd just like to definitively know whether it rooted. Awesome videos. Thank you. Chris

    Kayla Duong

    (December 5, 2016 - 7:46 pm)

    Did this worked those water sprout suckers grew?

    Wayne Ashby

    (December 5, 2016 - 7:46 pm)

    Thanks for sharing!  Wow, excellent HD video image quality too!  What camera did you use?

    Deb Cobern

    (December 5, 2016 - 7:46 pm)

    Try using a plant cloning machine either purchased or homemade. I've been cloning everything under the sun with mine!

    Keanit Chlam

    (December 5, 2016 - 7:46 pm)

    Welcome from Cambodia! 
    I want to see the result.

    vasmikey

    (December 5, 2016 - 7:46 pm)

    Myers lemons seem to to start easily.  I have had several do pretty good. I am trying using a dome over my clones to raise the humidity a bit.

    rmpbklyn

    (December 5, 2016 - 7:46 pm)

    what's the link to the update video

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