Rooting a cutting in a potato
A couple of weeks ago, I was watching Paul James on HGTV. He mentioned that a method of getting tree cuttings to root was to poke a hole in a potato, place the cutting in the hole and then completely submerge the potato under the soil.
Just for fun, we're trying it. After a couple of weeks, it's started to fizz up, and the leaves don't look promising, but they're still green and haven't shrivled yet. We're going to leave it for a while and see what happens.
Has anyone else ever tried this? How long does it take? How does it work? Does the potato give the cutting a moist place until the roots can develop and take to the soil? Thanks!