Growing annuals from cuttings
I am looking for an inexpensive alternative to buying flats and flats and flats of annuals. As the picture shows, I have containers in many locations in the front and a bunch more in the back yard. I have searched the GW site looking for information, but am having a bit of trouble finding answers. I am new to, but seriously exploring the concept of growing from cuttings. Do I use the same type of mix as if I were growing from seed? Do I use a rooting powder/hormone? Do I use a heat mat? What kind of moisture and fertilization do I need to maintain? And, most importantly, what part of an existing plant should I use and how do I cut them up?
If there are lengthy, accurate/correct-method discussions that I can get a link for, I do not want anyone to reinventing the wheel and would love to follow the links. I've been all around this fantastic set of forums and am learning more than I thought, but am a bit concerned about the fact that many of the posts completely disagree or are diametrically opposed in philosophy, which makes it a bit confusing.