Herbaceous Cuttings

Grapes are easily propagated from herbaceous cuttings, although since

the vines are weak and the method expensive, they are seldom used.

Green cuttings are usually taken from plants forced in greenhouses,

but may be taken in summer from vineyard vines. A green cutting is

usually cut with two buds with the leaf at the upper one left on. The

cuttings are set in propagating beds of sand, or pots of sand, in

close frames under which there is brisk bottom heat. To prevent

excessive evaporation, the frames are kept closed and the atmosphere

warm and moist. As growth progresses, or if mildew appears, the frames

are more and more ventilated. In two to four weeks, the cuttings

should have rooted sufficiently well to be transplanted to pots.

Herbaceous cuttings made in the summer must be kept under glass until

the following spring.

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