How to Pot Tree and Bush Cuttings

My order from Beyond Vineyard just came in.  I will start potting them up immediately.

Figs, currants, hardy kiwi cuttings; apricot and cherry pits.

Here is super easy instructions:

  1. Your cutting should be from around June, July or August when the stick is somewhat hard.  After that may take longer.
  2. The cutting should have a few nodes on it.
  3. Strip the leaves off the main cutting, and leave about two leaves on the top.
  4. I use a rooting hormone to put on the end of the stick.
  5. Use a potting soil:  anything with these ingredients:  Peat moss, pine bark and perlite or vermiculite.  Or any brand name should work fine.  We just want them to root so we can plant them outside.
  6. The container can be anything that can fit in to a white plastic garbage bag.
  7. Stick the cuttings in the potting mix and water and mist.
  8. Close the hefty bag.
  9. Maybe every week open the bag to let in some air and make sure it is still moist.


There is no hard science to this.  It’s all God’s design.  The above steps work great, but you could even just stick the cuttings in the woods or your yard and they may root.  It’s as easy or as hard as you want it to be.

Good luck and feel free to leave a comment or hit the like button below!




2 thoughts on “How to Pot Tree and Bush Cuttings

  1. I am missing you Don. I hope all is well. I am interested in your garden plants and hope to purchase from you soon. Let me know. God bless you.

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    1. hey big brother Bob! Thanks! Yeah getting some training in China from my in-laws this month. Hope all is well!


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