The difference: Garden Soil vs Potting Soil
Store potting soil in an old washtub
ROOTING SUCCULENTS - cleanly pull/break leaf from plant making sure whole leaf is in tact. Allow to dry out & end to scab over. Place leaf on top of soil. (if you bury the cut end in soil, it will only roots from that end. If you lay on top of soil, it will grow both roots & form new plant) Water when soil becomes dry. Roots and new plants should start to grow with in a couple of weeks.
A handy tip-out bin keeps potting soil at the ready in this backyard potting shed. | Photo: Mark Lohman | thisoldhouse.com
Rooting Hydrangeas. Use sharp clippers to take cuttings about 6 inches down from the tip of the stem; then remove the lowest pair of leaves. Wet ends of cut stems, and dip into a rooting powder, such as Rootone, following the instructions on the label. Stick each cutting in moist potting soil, and place the pot in a shady location. Keep soil slightly moist. Cuttings root in 6-8 weeks.