Renewing Old Vines

Should a vine become old and feeble, it can be renewed by layering. The

vine is prepared in the following manner: Prune all the old wood away,

leaving but one of the most vigorous of your canes; then dig a trench

from the vine along the trellis, say three feet long, eight inches

deep; into this bend down the old vine, stump, head and all, fastening

it down with a strong hook, if necessary, letting the end of the young

cane come out about three eyes above the ground, and fill up with rich,

well pulverized soil. The vine will make new roots at every joint, and

become vigorous, and, so to say, young, again. Some recommend this

process for young vines, the first year after planting; but if good

plants have been chosen and planted, it will not be necessary. Feeble

and poor plants may need this process, but if plants have good strong

roots when planted, (and _only_ such should be planted when they can be

obtained), they will not be benefited by it.

Remarks On Its History In America Especially At The West--its Progress And Its Future Rogers' Hybrid No 1 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail