should have been a bit more clear , cos i'm not sure what i was trying to convey mate
hardwood cuts = autumn / winter , when plants have lost there leaves & are in dormency
semi hardwood cuts spring / summer , which i think is what you were taking cuts of
both will root , winter might take a lill longer though
LAS or LABs uses the water used to wash rice B4 you cook it not the rice itself , instead of tipping the milky looking
water down the sink you keep it , Chris Trump https://youtu.be/1Ke4OQljVmg or buildasoil https://youtu.be/5SBSgGGn0I0
both a lill diff to each other but end result is the same , it's fun to do & a small amount go's a long way went you extend with molasses
extending with molasses you'll need a jar with airlock similar to this pic
7 downloads yep any rice will work same as milk
i used the full cream milk but you don't have to
i didn't use any rice bran like the LAS method i went with the buildasoil method above a bit easier , keep looking & you'll find a few ways
Crude sugar yes = raw sugar , look for rapadura sugar = least processed sugar , rapadura is sugar B4 the molasses has been removed / extracted
watch the vids there a lill diff than the LAS pic i posted &have the numbers
7. The pure lactic acid bacteria serum can be stored in the refrigerator or simply add equal amount of crude sugar (dilute with 1/3 water) or molasses.
Do not use refined sugar as they are chemically bleached and may affect the lactic acid bacteria. The sugar or molasses will keep the lactic acid bacteria
alive at room temperature. One to one ratio is suggested although sugar, regardless of quantity is meant simply, serving as food for the bacteria to keep them alive.
8. Now, these lactic acid bacteria serum with sugar or molasses will be your pure culture. To use, you can dilute this pure culture with 20 parts water.
Make sure water is not chemically treated with, like chlorine. Remember, we are dealing with live microorganisms and chlorine can kill them. This diluted
form 1:20 ratio will be your basic lactic acid bacteria concoction. Two to four tablespoons added to water of one gallon can be used as your basic
spray and can be added to water and feeds of animals.
No the cuts don't have to sit is a kelp aloe solution , but by doing that it can help increase your stick rate = help cutting to root
def expensive to buy plants at a nursery & why lots of people look to starting seeds rather than cuts if poss of cause
like apples , never bother popping apple seeds , there's more than a million to 1 chance you'll get the same apple , all the tasty apples you buy are from cuttings
can never have enough aloe plants , especially when you start using the gel in the garden or on yourself
i'd use the liquid kelp or aloe or both to soak cutting you take , ive seen guys soak cuts over night so i don't think there be a prob with how long they soak
but might not be convenient , gel might just be easier , a soil drench or foliar of the mum plant the day B4 would be good , if poss of cause
hard to find kelp sometimes , i buy in bulk Tassie kelp http://taskelp.com/
, last order was 20kg but 10kg went to someone else
i use it in soil mixes , top dresses & teas , so gets used a bit round here , Dr greenthumb or organic gardening solutions should have it
prob pricey , animal feed stores have it as well generally labelled as dried seaweed rather than kelp meal
no worries anytime , good luck with it , love to here how you go
are you identifying the plants you take cuts from , might be some tip bits of info on plants & what might work better
for the individual cultivar