Do You Communicate Effectively?

I like to believe I do. When a customer emails or calls I immediately go into problem solving mode. I put myself in my customers shoes and listen to what they are trying to explain to me. I imagine that … Continue reading

11 reasons you should bypass your water softener when rooting cuttings with a misting system

I recently wrote an article for another website that explains why you should not use water that has gone through a water softener to mist or irrigate your plants. The article ended with a brief explanation that a benefit of … Continue reading

What You Need To Start A Plant Propagation Business Part 6

The next item on the list you will need when starting your plant propagation nursery are licenses. Before starting out, it is a good idea to find out which licenses you will need.  Every state differs on which licenses you … Continue reading

What You Need To Start A Plant Propagation Business Part 5

The fifth item needed to start a plant propagation business is the actual misting beds to root your cuttings in. I touched on the rooting media you need for the misting beds in part 4 and will explain how to … Continue reading

How (And Why) To Move Water Away From Your Misting Beds

True story: a few days after I built my first misting beds it rained for two days, and we received about an inch of rain. I went out to look at my beds to see how they fared. They looked … Continue reading

Using A Misting System To Root Softwood Cuttings-Factors To Consider Part 1

Rooting cuttings is actually quite easy when using a misting system. Prior to misting systems, nursery owners and plant propagators had to use other methods such as

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Intermatic Timers-Why you should not use them for misting systems

Now don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with using an Intermatic timer. In fact, I own a few myself; one controls my hot water heater,  but if you are looking for an Intermatic timer to control your misting … Continue reading

When should you winterize your plant propagation misting system?

As fall arrives and winter is right around the corner, you need to begin to think of exactly when to take apart and winterize your plant propagation misting system. Turning it off to prematurely may damage your cuttings, too late and your misting system itself may be damaged.

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