Easy Plant Propogation

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AuthorHouse, 2006 - Gardening - 98 pages
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Growing your own plants from seeds or cuttings is much easier than you think. The plant propagation techniques that you'll learn in this book are simple to do and easy to learn, and they work incredibly well! If you already have a green thumb you'll love this book. If you don't have a green thumb, be prepared, you are likely to amaze yourself. Finding a beautiful plant and being able to reproduce that plant as many times as you like is a thrilling experience and it can be quite addicting. Since gardening is very therapeutic, that's a good thing. Learning how to propagate your own plants can result in a great deal of savings and/or earnings. Everyone in my family, from nieces and nephews to grandmas and grandpas, spent some time dabbling in our nursery. Our two sons learned work ethics and the value of a dollar. They also learned to appreciate, and at times be awed by, nature. It took me 35 years of crawling around in the dirt on my hands and knees to learn what I share with you in this book. Reflecting on those years I cannot think of a more rewarding way to spend the better part of my life. It is my sincere hope that you share what you learn in this book with the children in your life. Kids love to garden, and there is no better way to spend quality time with a child than teaching them how to garden. Plants are the heartbeat of the earth. If we can teach kids how to propagate plants, care for them, and admire and respect the plants of this planet, you and I will leave this earth in very capable hands. Jump in, get dirty! Get lost in the magic of plant propagation.
 

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This is a great book to learn plant propagation. Mike covers a wide range of plants that you can propagate in your backyard. Great for small business or the hobbyist. Enjoyed this book ever much! Thank you Mike for taking the time to write an easy to follow book on plant propagation.

Contents

How to Build a Simple HomemadePlant Propagation System
5
How to Care for Your Plants Once You Have them Rooted
16
Overwintering Small Plants and ContainerGrown Plants
24
Propagation by Division
32
Air Layering
40
Softwood Cuttings of Evergreens
47
Hardwood Cuttings of Evergreens
58
Intermittent Mist
65
Grafting
76
Budding
84
What You Should Be Doing Now
95
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