Hello my name is Kelli, and I’m a thief.
I don’t rob houses. Well I sometimes do. I rob plants. No dropped seed, cutting or leaf is safe around me.
Some of these leaves are from a friends plant or my own, and some I plucked from plants at Lowes. I’m not a greedy thief, I only take one or two leafs. But when I see a shriveling dying plant somewhere, I feel the need to give it a better life. Even if it’s through its off-spring.
Here is how I grow succulents from cuttings.
Remove leaves or sections carefully from plant. Leaves I take from the bottom. If you are taking a small section of the plant this will still apply.
Place on dirt or surface and let dry. The wet area that was connected to the mother plant needs to dry and callous. If you plant it right away in the ground, it is more likely to rot before rooting. I have placed cutting in dirt that have fallen off accidentally, and they have lived. I just make sure not to water them for a few days.
Now you wait. In a week or two you’ll start seeing little grow at the end that was connected to the mother plant. Don’t do anything yet. You’ll see the leaf or cutting start to dry up. Just leave it alone.
Once the new growth has started to root, and the leaf is really shriveled, that’s when you can give it a small misting of water. Not much. I’ll add more posts along the way as these grow.
Mist once a week and enjoy.
These are a few I keep in my kitchen window sill above the sink. And are mother plants to a few I’m propagating. And the ones in the yellow pot are in the family room, I just repotted them into that one. I’ll add photos of it filling out later as well.
I’ve wanted to start a raised/square foot garden for years. I’ve tried to wait till we found a place on our own. Well, two failed moves later and no homes for sale at the moment that we even would consider. I’ve started one.
Just one, so I can get the hang of it. I had originally wanted to use an old dinning table that my cousin and his wife were getting rid of. BUUUUT, waited to long to ask if I could have it and they had taken it to the waste drop off place. Oh well, was able to use some scrap wood. An hour of cutting and screwing together and we had a table with lips. The base we used wasn’t treated, so I used an extra piece of tarp we had to the bottom and sides. Heres a picture, the bottom right corner shows a tomato plant we bought and repotted. did two pots from seeds. But I just did those a couple days ago, so pics would just be of dirt.
This round. I planted Green Beans, cucumbers, zucchini, 3 types of salad stuff, beets and carrots. I planted all my seeds a week and a half ago and over the weekend I found a few sprouts all ready from my mixed greens area, yeah.