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  1. yup. Not all of us southerners are ‘morans’. 😉

    ps – I own exactly one nascar shirt, and I wear it when I’m doing yardwork or something terribly nasty.

    pps- my friend, Scott, does Logic Pro tutorials that are hysterical, but he has a strong Baton Rouge accent. I’m sure that puts a few people off, but he knows what he’s doing. And I’ve learned a few things from him as well. Here’s one (sorry Chris, I’m not trying to advertise on your blog, just using this link as an example)

  2. Uhhhhmmmmm, can you say “Air Layering”
    This is propagation 101 kids…..

    I have been snipping stalks of rose bush, japanese maple, succulents, basil, mint, lavender and anything else that grows for years. I bought a rosemary plant SIX years ago. From that one plant I have made at least 400 plants from cuttings. I have become so proficient with propagation that I will take the leftover herbs we cut from the garden for a meal and make another plant.

    While I do not know any NASCAR wearing farmers in Nashville, I do know of Jeff Poppen, the barefoot farmer as well as the Delvin family, both extremely gifted organic farmers.

  3. This is a very old method and the way he’s doing it is way too much work. this works on a lot of plants, take some peat moss and wrap it around a spot on the branch just below the area you want to root. Some people use root starter to mix in with the loss, I don’t bother with it. Then wrap the area in tinfoil. It should look like a little ball wrapped around the area you want roots to come out. In a couple months are in some cases weeks you have roots and you just cut it off below the roots and stick it in the ground.

    1. Sorry, it was supposed to be Moss not loss.”Some people use root starter to mix in with the moss, I don’t bother with it.”

  4. Nicely done video.

    I was hoping that he’d have taken a similar-sized sucker at the start and pruned it off and planted it straight away, so we could compare how much better his “rooted on the mother plant” sucker did.

  5. Agreed, air layering works on all kinds of plants. Ya have to worry about rootstock for some bushes and trees: in which case you would cut a piece of the mother plant and graft it to the (rooted) rootstock. The rootstock has many purposes, mainly for disease prevention, but also for imparted characteristics.

    A caveat: don’t graft tomatoes onto potatoes in hopes of increasing your yield. Both plants are Solanaceae, which are poisonous. Tomatoes transport poisons to the root, potatoes to the above-ground materiels. So, one could end up with poisoned tomatoes and potatoes. Hmm…….

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