One of my neighbors moved away and the new property owners bulldozed their house for new construction

They left behind their raspberry bushes so I want to root some clippings from the plants to put in my garden area before the plants are torn out as well

  • As OrganicLawnDIY stated you can do so without rooting hormone. You can use raw honey from a local supplier for rooting cuttings. My Aunt had luck with store bought, but I don't know if it was raw or processed. Boil 2 cups water add 1 tsp of honey mix then after it cools dip cuttings in mix then put them in moist soil or container with 1-2 inch (2.5 - 5 cm) of clean water. They should root in 1-2 weeks. If you use soil you must keep it moist for the cuttings to set. Jun 7 '16 at 1:49
  • Have you considered taking a spade and digging out a few plants or suckers? If they are going to be ripped out anyway, the new owners probably won't mind. And then welcome them to the neighbourhood with bread, salt and a jar of raspberry jam (store-bought)!
    – Stephie
    Jun 7 '16 at 10:18

Miracle Gro All Purpose Plant Food is a fertilizer product. What you want is a rooting hormone product. It doesn't appear that Miracle Gro Plant Foood has any rooting hormones in it but Miracle Gro does make a rooting hormone product. You don't necessarily need a rooting product but it may increase your chances of success. Just stick the cutting in some potting soil or water and wait for roots to grow.

I was thinking of doing something similar and found this blog on rooting raspberry plants. She did it without any rooting hormone, just put the sucker cane cuttings in moist potting mix and sealed them in a plastic bag for a month. Seemed to work out well as you can see in a follow up post here.

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