Need a quick start guide to propagating plants? Whether you want to save money by growing plants for free or earn an income, this laminated fold-out 8-page full-colour chart is an ideal reference. This Guide summarises 34 of the most commonly used propagation techniques including stock division, grafting, suckers, bulbs, layering and cuttings. Each method is illustrated and described in easy-to-follow detail. Tables make it quick to select the best method for perennials, trees, shrubs and climbing plants, bulbous plants, cacti and succulents, roses, orchids, bromeliads, grasses and water plants. Scroll down to learn more…
Plant Propagating Guide
Plant Propagating Guide
Learning plant propagating skills is one of the keys to saving money and gardening sustainably. Propagation is how plants reproduce to continue their survival. Plant propagating techniques enable you to grow new plants from a variety of plant materials with minimal equipment.
Benefits of Propagating Plants
- You save a LOT of money because you don’t have to buy new plants.
- Quickly fill your garden with new plants for free. Start by using one or two easy methods like propagating from cuttings or runners.
- Create new cultivars from parent plants that have qualities you want. For example flavour, colour, disease resistance or high yields.
- Plants propagated from your own garden are already acclimatised to your local weather conditions and soil type. So, these species tend to be more resilient to pests and climate challenges. Plants sourced from outside your microclimate often take several seasons to acclimatise.
- Propagating plants can improve your food security, self-sufficiency and sustainability.
- Pruning plants to take cuttings for propagation helps stimulate new growth and shape your plants.
- You always have a source of edible or ornamental gifts.
- Plant propagating helps promote the continuation of each plant variety and species.
- Plants of all kinds are a valuable asset. Sell, swap or share with other gardeners.
- You can learn to become a plant breeder by selecting the best plants with desirable character traits. For example, superior flavour, drought tolerance, size and colour. So every year, your plant stock becomes stronger and more resilient with improved traits.
- Earn an income by selling the plants you propagate. Start your own online business or sell directly from home or local markets.
This laminated, fold-out 8-page full-colour chart provides a condensed overview of 34 plant propagation techniques. This durable reference guide has clearly illustrated information with useful plant propagating tips and diagrams. An easy-to-use Getting Started Guide that complements the Seed Collecting and Saving Guide to help you save money by growing your own plants for free.
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