Misting Bed for the Home Gardener Below you will find photos and some discussion of the home misting bed that Roger Farr, the CBMG Blueberry Bed-Head, set up at his home to propagate blueberries and other plants. The misting bed is set under trees for shade to ensure that plants have the opportunity to root without exposure to harsh summer sun. Blueberry cuttings in the misting bed. The misting system is set up using a hose and a single bed timer. The mister timer is attached to the top of the misting bed framework and runs through a regular garden hose. The timer is set up to mist for 10 seconds every 15 minutes, every day from 10 AM to 6 PM. The continual misting ensures that the fragile cuttings will not dry out before roots are established. Four misters are attached via PVC pipe at the top of the misting bed framework. Cuttings below mister are getting a shot from the mister above. If you look closely, you can see the mist coming out of the mister. This is an example of a blueberry bush that is ready for propagation. You will cut off about 6 inches of the new growth on the plant (as shown in the inset) to place in propagation bed. Remember to strip off three inches of leaves and dip the end in rooting hormone before planting in the medium.