5 Simple Steps to add more flowers to your homestead for free
I will cut to the chase on this. I know it can get frustrating reading a wordy article just to get to the 5 steps you chose to click on.
But I love anything free. And I always love to add to the landscape of our ranch.
One of my favorite things to plant is the potato vine. It has such a beautiful deep purple color and flourishes in our climate here in Nevada. (we will see how it survives the harsh winter next year)
Find a plant you want to propagate (I chose the Ornamental Sweet Potato)
- cut a piece of the stem (I’ll be honest sometimes I just pinch them off but they say it should be a clean cut)
- dip in water
- dip in rooting powder
- place in the soil appropriate for the item you are propagating.
- water generously, I try to keep the soil pretty moist until it perks back up)
And it’s truly as simple as that! This method doesn’t always work for every flower, tree, or vine you are attempting to propagate. I’d do a little googling before trying different items from your yard. Also generally I put the new start into a pot, our soil here isn’t the most planter friendly.
Also if you have friendly neighbors you will find that people don’t mind if you take a cutting if you see something you’d like to add to your yard.