These cuttings have been taken from the cutting bed and placed under lights with a plastic dome. It takes about 10 days for a cutting to start forming roots.
At the bottom of this plug you will see small white roots pushing through. It is now time to plant in a larger pot and continue with lights and heat.
The cutting is now planted and will stay under the lights with a heat mat as it continues to grow and form stronger roots. In another week or so, this cutting will go to the hoop house.
Creating a cutting bed and taking cuttings of some of my dahlias has been a fun project this Winter. I am hoping that I will have several varieties that I will share with club members and sell at our tuber and plant sale on March 29th.