Modern Plant Propagation
This extensively illustrated handbook covers all propagation methods, step by step, including: propagating soil mediums; use of roto promoting substances; potting mixtures; techniques for potting up and potting on; post-propagation care; equipment innovations. There is advice about seed collection, storage and stratification; a guide to all vegetative propagating techniques--division, separation, layering, as well as cuttings of all sorts from softwood, semi-ripe and hardwood, through to bud, leaf and root; a detailed guide to all grafting methods; budding; and a brief introduction to micropropagation. Specific propagating advice is given for a thoroughly comprehensive listing of plants, both exotic and Australian, trees, shrubs, climbers, house plants, ferns, orchids, orchard plants.
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