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Caliper of Cuttings?

Shaft

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What thickness do you like for your cuttings? i've heard the gamut, from people who only want the newest growth from this year (i.e., tiny, scrawny little things) to people who would be happier with a log than a conventional cutting. I find I myself fall into the latter camp, preferring only the THICKEST of cuttings, but I'm curious to hear about your opinions. What thickness do you prefer your wood, and why?


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Rigo007

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Some people don't like them that thick but also, they don't like them too thin. Can't satisfy everyone...
 

Figlover58

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1/2inch to 3/4 inch are almost 100% easy rooting for me.
What thickness do you like for your cuttings? i've heard the gamut, from people who only want the newest growth from this year (i.e., tiny, scrawny little things) to people who would be happier with a log than a conventional cutting. I find I myself fall into the latter camp, preferring only the THICKEST of cuttings, but I'm curious to hear about your opinions. What thickness do you prefer your wood, and why?


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Those are great cuttings, those are the ones I like, even though I have root thinner ones.
 

Getfiggywitit65

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My thoughts, well they are just that, based upon what I have read, the thicker cuttings should have the capability of providing the nutritional requirements of propagation for a longer period should the rooting take longer to establish based on a multitude of environmental factors.
 

Shaft

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My thoughts, well they are just that, based upon what I have read, the thicker cuttings should have the capability of providing the nutritional requirements of propagation for a longer period should the rooting take longer to establish based on a multitude of environmental factors.
Yeah, it seems to be so, at least slightly. The main benefit I find is that when they do finally root (and it seems to take them longer) the growth explosion is insane. You get a lot more vegetative growth in a shorter span of time than with the smaller cuttings.
 

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