Ask Ed: Grow Tip – Getting Started For The Spring Season

It is now mid-January; time to get started for the Spring season!

People with gardens in the southern tier of the United States and those who have greenhouses, can put their plants outside as early as February as long as the daylight hours have extended. (We will talk more about that in a later tip!)

Now is the time to get the plants started so they can grow to a suitable size before they are transplanted. The very simplest way to do it is to take some cuttings, trim most of the leaves off – leaving leaves only on the top – and then to place the cuttings in a glass of water and remember to change it daily.

In a week to 10 days you will have rooted cuttings. Keep them under 24 hours of light, a dim light bulb will do.

Photos to come!



  1. videolarklipler on

    thenk you very much

  2. çet on

    tankyou admin.

  3. plink on

    Question, which Indian would you prefer under lock and key? This one or the next one?

  4. Anonymous on

    QUestion? When did this school teacher ever grow a crop?? or ever any part of a grow?? answer??…..NEVER!! some expert? how can you be a expert when you read and typed about it but never did it?? ed lapp did and many others but ed? i can rember in 1969 old ed there chould not even roll a jointand Big bruce said hes going to get us all killed will his silly ways, so who do you belive a old prof. or one of the best weed smillers that ever lived?? Nice that you open your mouth back then but what ya done lately?? if any of you had brain one you know the f.d.a. is unconstitutioal law the centeral power NEVER got the power from the states they just took it in 1905!! but all your lawders dont know this?? they cant bite the hand that feeds these sules!!#1 your all bullshit, #2 you never made a living doing this, but your dumb ass still gets busted?? yea real smart there ed…NOT! stick to the classroom let real men do the growing you just keep rattling like the old women you are! you lead NONTHING you self serving old prick when we get rid of YOUR goverments you better leave with them and take your BOY MARC with ya!

  5. Anonymous on

    ummmmm if some one already has a mother plant around to take cuttings from wouldnt they already be aware of this ? or should I dare to say wouldn’t they be aware of a better way ? (I sure can think of some)

  6. Anonymous on

    Ed, I have a bonsai style plant that I am finnishing off right now in southern Va. It is only 18 inches tall, and the fan leaves were either nipped off as they yellowed out or fell on their own. I am using 600 watts of flourescent screw in bulbs, and although slow to mature some nice work is happening. What is the best course to reveg this plant to grow out outdoors in the spring??