Anyone tried Rooter Pots?

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Bruce in NE, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. Bruce in NE

    Bruce in NE Well-Known Member

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    For creating rooted bush and tree cuttings in about 2 months. Works on fruit trees and many others. Put pot on tree limb, fill with potting soil, water, and wait til roots form. Based on air layering, with a modern twist.

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    Now THAT is a really neat idea! Thanks
     

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    Do you have a link?
    Is it a two piece pot? About how big is it?
    Do you just cut off the branch, below the root ball?
     
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    Bruce in NE Well-Known Member

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    One of the drawbacks to that kind of reproduction is the lack of a taproot. Without one trees tend to be poorly anchored and more easily pushed/blown over.
     
  6. Bruce in NE

    Bruce in NE Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if it's really true that it doesn't eventually develop a tap root? Perhaps planting it deep would somewhat compensate. Would be a good question to ask the web site.