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Potting up Sedum Cuttings

Last fall I took cuttings from the sedum in my garden. I’d like to tell you its variety, but I can’t remember. Darn. I know it’s not ‘Autumn Joy’ because I had a “thing” with using the same plant as everyone else. I clearly remember my sister Tamara buying the original plant for me at the Van Deusen Garden Show in Vancouver. I think it’s called ‘Burgundy’, but I’m not 100% sure. Not to worry though, it looks almost exactly the same as ‘Autumn Joy’. So much for individuality…

Potting up cuttings is very simple.

Let’s start with the cast of characters. You will need all purpose potting soil, pots, water and of course your cuttings.

The next step is to fill your pot with soil. I’m using terracotta because I like how it looks but you could use any pot you may have on had. Gardeners always seem to have more plastic pots than they need! Don’t fill the pot to the top as you need room to water once your cutting is planted.

Now it’s time to take our cuttings out of the jar and separate them. Oops! Looks like we are going to need another bowl. You can use a much smaller on than I did. I just like how this one looks. I’m afraid I have a bit of a thing about that.

Okay, in theory this should have worked. You might as well know from the start that … well… I’m not perfect. I should have done this quite some time ago but life got in the way. Let’s put this poor cutting that no longer has roots aside and try this again.

I poke a large enough hole in the soil to allow the roots and the bottom of the stem to fit in, add enough soil to fill in the hole and press it down firmly. We don’t want that new plant to wobble. You can add more soil if needed to keep that from happening.

I’ll keep you posted!

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