Soak the peat in water before mixing it with the sand.
Fill a 6-inch plastic container with a mix of equal measures peat and coarse sand.
How to Propagate a Crabapple Tree Step 1. Choose a sunny site outdoors and loosen the soil down to about 10 inches. Add potting soil or rich compost, then Step 2. Take cuttings of green crabapple wood, 7 to 9 inches long, from the ends of young branches, using a very sharp Step 3.
Dig around. Sep 21, Pull off the leaves on the lower half of the stem.
Cover them with a fine layer of potting mix.
Use a sharp knife to peel about an inch of outer bark from the bottom of the stem. You can clone your crabapple tree from softwood cuttings taken from the current year's growth. The wood of a softwood cutting is pliable and may still be slightly green.
The wood bends easily and.