Root Bags

DIY Easy $50 Root Bag System

Root Bag Setup using 1020 trays, staples, landscape fabric & zip ties.

Description

This is my rootbag setup, I wanted a new way to pot up my cuttings that would allow them to grow better, and make it easier to manage. This setup will allow you to make 60 root bags full of the best watered plants for under $50. I created my own root bags from staples, landscape fabric and zip ties. The 1020 trays don’t have holes, and are only high enough to keep from overfilling and over watering your plants. You can buy the trays & everything listed here: 1020 trays with no holes: http://amzn.to/2vvueSG Root Bags DIY for $25: 4′ x 50′ Landscape fabric: http://amzn.to/2vgul2w 4″ Zip Ties: http://amzn.to/2ujPMCC Office Stapler: http://amzn.to/2vJn9Pw

DIY Easy Large Watering Tray for $5

Large Root Bag water tray using plywood, 2x4s and plastic.

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6 mil Plastic that you can use: http://amzn.to/2wiXCu8 This video shows the process of using old plywood / boards to make watering trays for root bags. I started with a sheet of plywood, 2×4’s and then added plastic to the top. Fill up the plastic with water and then staple the outside all the way around. This setup is about 16″ x 24″ and can fit 6 root bags that I make. Root Bags DIY for $25: 4′ x 50′ Landscape fabric: http://amzn.to/2vgul2w 4″ Zip Ties: http://amzn.to/2ujPMCC Office Stapler: http://amzn.to/2vJn9Pw

Potting Up Free Plants from Cuttings, Grow them Fast in Root bags

Final Video Showing the start to finish of growing plants in Root Bags

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This video shows the process in potting up brand new free plants from softwood cuttings and placing them in root bags. I created the 10″ root bags from landscape fabric, and put those in 1020 trays. This demo is on Hydrangea plants, which propagate really easily ( about a 90% success rate). I also planted about 10 thornless blackberry plants which had rooted. The plants are cut from the parent plant, dipped in hormone, and put in a propagation bed for about 4-6 weeks. At that point they will have roots, and can now be placed in soil to grow. Root bag Series, start growing plants fast for under $50. This is my rootbag setup, I wanted a new way to pot up my cuttings that would allow them to grow better, and make it easier to manage. This setup will allow you to make 60 root bags full of the best watered plants for under $50. I created my own root bags from staples, landscape fabric and zip ties. The 1020 trays don’t have holes, and are only high enough to keep from overfilling and over watering your plants. You can buy the trays & everything listed here: 1020 trays with no holes: http://amzn.to/2vvueSG Root Bags DIY for $25: 4′ x 50′ Landscape fabric: http://amzn.to/2vgul2w 4″ Zip Ties: http://amzn.to/2ujPMCC Office Stapler: http://amzn.to/2vJn9Pw Root Bag Video: https://youtu.be/cKdNYU2u9hU

Elderberry

How to Grow Hundreds of Elderberry Plants for a few bucks.

How to grow hundreds of Elderberry plants in two square feet.

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This video shows how I grew hundreds of elderberry plants in 1x 1020 tray over the winter. They were grown from seeds & were in the fridge for 6 months! After stratification, I spread out the seeds onto a 1020 tray & then grew them under a Kingbo LED light for about a month. When they grew to about 1/2″ I was able to transfer them to new pots outside in the greenhouse. In all, Elderberry was pretty easy to grow, about 85%+ of the Elderberry seeds germinated even though the paper towel was all moldy. I’ve planned to make a hedge of Elderberry around the property & then utilize the stock to create softwood cuttings in my propagation bed.


You can purchase the same Elderberry seeds from Sheffields here: https://sheffields.com/seeds-for-sale/Sambucus/nigra///////1347/Common-Elder,-European-Elder,-Black-Elderberry/Common-Elder,-European-Elder,-Black-Elderberry


Some facts about Elderberry:
Sambucus Nigra
Growing Information:
Can grow to about 12-15ft, fast growing, produces fruit after a year.

Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: warm stratify for 60 days, cold stratify (fridge, paper towel) for 150 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4″ deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.

~300 Elderberry plants for about $10.

Spring 2017, Greenhouse plant preview

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This video shows all of the plants growing in my greenhouse. Hydrangeas, apple, plum, blackberry, rosemary, comfrey and elderberry.

All of these plants were grown from seeds or taken from cuttings of locally grown plants. The prices range from $10 to $20 depending on size.