The fig tree cuttings given to us by a friend almost three weeks ago had started getting moldy on top of the fridge instead of sprouting roots like they were supposed to, so I removed them from their wet newspaper and plastic bag home, rinsed them off, and proceeded with a different method.
I made a fresh cut at the bottom of each cutting, dipped it in Wood's rooting compound diluted for hardwood pieces, and stuck them into the various pots that I had previously seeded with basil, columbine, and breadseed poppies, which, except for just one pot with poppies in it, had not sprouted a damn thing yet.
My guess is that now I've stuck some hardwood cuttings in those pots, those lazy ass seeds will decide to sprout just out of spite.
One pot has three cuttings in it and another two just because I didn't feel like making more pots for all the cuttings I had. I also decided to jab three cuttings in and around the compost bin -- again, because I ran out of pots -- which I have no doubt will perish quickly, but wouldn't that be funny if one in the compost bin ended up being the best tasting fig tree ever?
The pots are sitting on top of a pyrex pan, which has a heating pad on the lowest setting underneath it. I thought it would be too hot directly on top of the heating pad, and I needed a smooth surface for the pots to stay put on anyway.
You'll also notice a random little cutting in that last picture there -- I was eating a McDonald's cheeseburger in my car the other day and snapped it off of one of the fiery pink landscaping bushes in their parking lot. I don't think anyone cared.