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      cutting of Sunpatiens

      well I just got through taking cuttings off of 200 Sunpatiens. I got 50 Orange with variegated leaf, 50 Rose with variegated leaf 50 White with variegate leaf, 17 Lavender with green leaf and 33 Dark maroon with a variegated Leaf. I will take maybe a 100 more cuttings I have some red with green leaves I wont get many of those so I will add a few more rose orange and white.
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      Oh, wow.. Is this how you do to keep them for next year? I'll try it out. Do you bring them inside or in green house or with the cover we see is good enough? I am not sure how cold it gets there in the winter. It can get below 0C here in the winter. This is my favorite flower and I typically buy a lot every year. If I can learn to do this, that will definitely be fun and save me a lot of money every year .

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      Quote Originally Posted by hp View Post
      This is my favorite flower and I typically buy a lot every year. If I can learn to do this, that will definitely be fun and save me a lot of money every year .
      If you're feeling adventurous, New Guinea Impatiens do come easily from seed: https://www.etsy.com/search?q=Impati...Guinea%20seeds

      Way cheaper than buying plants!

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      Quote Originally Posted by hp View Post
      Oh, wow.. Is this how you do to keep them for next year? I'll try it out. Do you bring them inside or in green house or with the cover we see is good enough? I am not sure how cold it gets there in the winter. It can get below 0C here in the winter. This is my favorite flower and I typically buy a lot every year. If I can learn to do this, that will definitely be fun and save me a lot of money every year .

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      I have them in the house on racks that I used too use for african violets. Each shelf has 2 shop florescent lights and I use the domes while they are rooting too keep them moist so they dont dry out.
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      Quote Originally Posted by One Poet's Garden View Post
      If you're feeling adventurous, New Guinea Impatiens do come easily from seed: https://www.etsy.com/search?q=Impati...Guinea%20seeds

      Way cheaper than buying plants!

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      It is cheaper too take cuttings most of my plants came from cuttings I took last fall
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      Can you believe the price of those plastic domes?
      Have you found a good (cheap) place to buy them?

      I only have the regular Impatiens so I don't know if I could do cuttings from those. They seem awfully tender.
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      Quote Originally Posted by icu2 View Post
      Can you believe the price of those plastic domes?
      Have you found a good (cheap) place to buy them?

      I only have the regular Impatiens so I don't know if I could do cuttings from those. They seem awfully tender.
      I hit all the stores this time of year for clearance lawn and garden. Recently got 3 cases of trays, domes and Jiffy pellets 90% off. Also got garden hose , quick connects, hose repair fittings, peat pots, grass seed , and seed starting mix 50 to 75% off.
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      The greenhoue megastore is the cheapest I can find. Steve I only take cutting on the plants that cost about 5 bucks each in the spring
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      Quote Originally Posted by batman View Post
      I hit all the stores this time of year for clearance lawn and garden. Recently got 3 cases of trays, domes and Jiffy pellets 90% off. Also got garden hose , quick connects, hose repair fittings, peat pots, grass seed , and seed starting mix 50 to 75% off.
      You cant find any of those things here after spring.
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      Got finished with taking the cuttings. Supposed too have someone coming tomorrow too move the big plants near the back porch. I got the Sun Coleus, Red Dragon Wing Begonias and a large bronze leaf red begonia 940 cuttings in all
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      Looks good Gary. Hopefully next Spring you will have a big head start.
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      Curious on how big they will get before next spring? Will they need repotted while being overwintered?

      With my winters being longer I'm just wondering if they'll need larger pots and space before spring.
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      Yes they will but some will just be cut back too start again
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      You inspired me Gary so I took some cuttings of my regular impatients before tearing up the couple I had in the streams before
      the predicted overnight frost (that didn't happen ). I thought I'd try these hydroponically to get them going and see how it
      works out. I removed any blooms and cut most of the leaves in half. It only took them 4 days to have visible roots and they
      started blooming again! If they keep going all winter I probably could root a bunch more off these few that I started with.

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      Quote Originally Posted by icu2 View Post
      You inspired me Gary so I took some cuttings of my regular impatients before tearing up the couple I had in the streams before
      the predicted overnight frost (that didn't happen ). I thought I'd try these hydroponically to get them going and see how it
      works out. I removed any blooms and cut most of the leaves in half. It only took them 4 days to have visible roots and they
      started blooming again! If they keep going all winter I probably could root a bunch more off these few that I started with.

      Steve your cuttings look great. Nice roots. What substrate are you using?
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      Thanks!
      I just use these hydroton clay pebbles. They work great:

      https://smile.amazon.com/Mother-Eart...4-3e7a9c0027d0
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      Quote Originally Posted by icu2 View Post
      Thanks!
      I just use these hydroton clay pebbles. They work great:

      https://smile.amazon.com/Mother-Eart...4-3e7a9c0027d0
      Thanks for the info.
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      Quote Originally Posted by icu2 View Post
      Thanks!
      I just use these hydroton clay pebbles. They work great:

      https://smile.amazon.com/Mother-Eart...4-3e7a9c0027d0
      I got some of those a couple years ago (at least they look the same) from IKEA https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/odla-gr...lets-50288546/
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      Quote Originally Posted by danzcool View Post
      I got some of those a couple years ago (at least they look the same) from IKEA https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/odla-gr...lets-50288546/
      Yep, they look just like that! I put them in baskets that fit on 5 gallon buckets and then run a 6" air stone in each bucket.
      The pellets last a long time. I've used the same ones for almost 2 years.
      I never thought of put them on top of soil like the pictures!

      I decided to ditch the hydroponic idea though as it just takes up too much room. I put a couple in dirt to see how they do before moving
      the others. I can't believe how much the silly things are blooming!

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      those look great Steve. I am going too be in trouble before winter is over. The coleus are growing too fast. I have enough room too plant 648 4 inch pots with the addition of 3 shelves and 6 lights. Fortunately I have the shelves and the large trays and the 4 inch pots that would set in them without flats So each shelf would hold 72 4 inch pots. I could probably do all of the coleus but none of the sun patiens. I would be ok too clip the tops off of the large plants for a while but probably by December I will have too start potting them up
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