Intermittent Fog: 10 Reasons Why You Should Use Intermittent Fog
As I have written before in my article Misting for plant propagationan intermittent spray system is essential for consistent success with rooting cuttings.
Here are 10 reasons why you should use intermittent mist:
1. Misting keeps cuttings moist, minimizing transpiration from the leaves. Transpiration is the evaporation of water from the leaves of the plant.
2. Intermittent mist keeps clippings and immediate area cool. Keeping cuttings cool reduces stress, allowing the cuttings to root.
3. A misting system allows you to produce multiple crops per year. Once rooted, the cuttings are pulled out of the mist, making room for another crop.
4. Once configured, the system operates with minimal supervision. Intermittent misting systems use a predetermined schedule and follow that schedule 7 days a week.
5. You can focus on other tasks knowing the misting system is taking care of your clippings. As the system sprays the clippings, it can take more clippings to place under the mist.
6. Should a batch of cuttings fail, the intermittent mist allows you to immediately start another. A failed batch can be quickly replaced with a new crop of cuttings, minimizing the impact of failure.
7. You can produce 10, 100, 1000 or even 100,000 cuttings at a time with a misting system. Because cuttings root quickly, multiple batches can be rooted in a single growing season.
8. With intermittent dew, certain cuttings like hydrangeas form roots in as little as 3 weeks. With these extremely fast rooting plants, literally thousands of plants can be produced in a short time.
9. Using an intermittent spray system reduces the amount of labor involved compared to other propagation methods. Most other methods of propagation by cuttings require daily attention to ensure that the cuttings do not dry out.
10. An intermittent misting system will allow you to produce rooted cuttings that you can plant in your own garden, give away or sell. Your landscape will quickly fill with beautiful plants. Friends, family, and neighbors will appreciate receiving beautiful plants as gifts.
And what is the best reason why you should use an intermittent mist system?
Selling rooted cuttings produced under intermittent fog can be very profitable!
Rooted cuttings can be sold directly from your home, over the Internet, or at nurseries that grow and retail them. A cutting that cost you a few pennies to produce can sell for much more. If a cutting cost you $.25 to produce and it sells for only $1.00, that’s a 300% profit! Multiply that by hundreds or thousands of cuts and you can quickly see how vital an intermittent sprinkler system is to your success.