, Newburyport, MA


February 12, 2014

Tim's Tips: A few potting pointers


Shake the excess water from the cutting, and then dip about an inch of the bottom of the cutting into the rooting powder. You will then very carefully place the cutting into the hole in the soil. Press the soil around the cutting, and place the pot into a well-lit area.

The cutting should not be in sunlight until new leaves begin to form on the cutting. You probably won’t need to water the cutting until those new roots form. However, don’t let the potting soil go dry. Allowing the soil to go dry will prevent the formation of new roots.

Hopefully, these are some tips you can use now and in the future.

I’ll talk to you again next week.


Tim Lamprey is the owner of Harbor Garden Center on Route 1 in Salisbury. His website is Do you have questions for Tim? Send them to, and he will answer them in upcoming columns.

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