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Are white plastic bags ok for cuttings?


 
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Sneachta
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 6:01 pm    Post subject: Are white plastic bags ok for cuttings? Reply with quote

When working in the garden yesterday I inadvertently chopped two of the four vines of a nice Clematis I planted a month ago Sad
So i decided to make the best of a bad lot and try to propagate them. I only had small white bin bags to hand so potted and covered the cuttings with those and put in a shady part of the greenhouse.

Every video I look on youtube though shows people using clear bags so I'm a bit concerned that the light getting through the white plastic won't be adequate for the cuttings.

Should I pop down to tesco and get some clear bags and change them over?
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no they should be grand it will prevent them getting cooked, make sure they dont dry out and turn the plastic every few days,
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd agree: for germination, no worries, but next time you are shopping, get some clear ones.
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys, left in their bags as is.
Next weekly shop will include clear bags for future cuttings.
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