Roses can be found in any garden, according to a survey of 30,000 gardeners conducted by Bombay Outdoors. The rose took up no less than 32% of the total votes, the flower in second place (zinnia) garnering only 7%!
These beautiful flowers require a certain level of care to provide the best flower, but a practical technique of Fenyutas can help. The trick is to plant your rose cuttings in a potato before planting them in the soil. This helps your flowers get enough moisture and nutrients while acclimating to the soil. Keep reading and see how it’s done.
Knife and/or drill bit
1-liter water bottles
Here are some simple steps to get your potato-planted rose started.
1. Using a knife, cut all the thorns off the bottom half of the flower stem.
2. Pierce a narrow but deep hole in the body of the potato. Use a sharp knife and turn it in a circular motion. Just make it wide enough to fit the stem, but be careful not to cut completely into the bottom of the potato. You can also use a drill bit to bend a hole in the potato.
3. Insert your rod into the hole you just made with your knife. You may need to turn the rod slightly to make sure it fits snugly.
4. Fill a medium-sized planter with about 1/3 of the soil and place your potato/rose cuttings on the ground. Push into the soil to keep the potato stable. Then fill the rest of the container with soil.
Water as needed.
To encourage your roses, try adding one of these tips to your maintenance program: