Put this together a short while back as an experiment. seems to work well
for basal cutting, haven't tried it yet on hardwood cuttings. Pics are
towards the center, a big red Folgers Plastic container, an unused aquarium
pump, line and air stone. a strawberry basket with clay pellets. a weak
liquid fertilizer for nutrient.
Also, there is a pic of the roots from a basil top after 8 days to show
results. No reason you could not grow the plant to maturity in this
system. Propagation mat to keep the temp level would also help but watch
the temp is not set too high, especially midday.
The clay support is somewhat abrasive so you don't want to be moving the
cuttings around too much or you will sand off the fine roots that are
forming. Washed gravel would work equally as well. Other support material
could also be used. I figure to make the cuttings a bit longer because I
want the end to come out the bottom. Now I am putting the pinch backs into
the bucket and growing them.
In all lies there is wheat among the chaff...
- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court