Growing Roses with Idaho Potatoes

Did you know you can grow roses from a cutting? Simply cut healthy stems, place them in large potatoes, and them bury them 3-4 inches deep in a healthy soil mixture of peet moss and top soil. The potatoes keep the stems moist and help develop the root systems. It’s a perfectly simple way to multiply your rose garden without spending lots of $$$.

Potato Roses


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