The plant propagator's bible

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With her reader-friendly, easy-to-follow directions, a veteran horticulture teacher demonstrates all the ways to cultivate new plants--whether from seed or cuttings or with techniques such as layering, grafting, and buddingCreating new plants from existing ones is one of the most rewarding aspects of gardening. But to many, the idea of propagating plants seems like a feat that only the most experienced gardeners can master. The Plant Propagator's Bible strips away the mystique and makes multiplying plants easy even for the novice.Drawing on her many years as a horticulture teacher, Miranda Smith explains the natural process and conditions in which plants grow and reproduce, and shows gardeners how to use these systems to propagate any plant that grows in their garden or greenhouse--or even on their windowsill. The book features:• an A to Z directory of more than 1,000 individual plant species--with appropriate propagation techniques for aquatics, ornamental plants, houseplants, shrubs, trees, vegetables, and wildflowers• "What Can Go Wrong" advice for each type of plant, explaining potential problems and how to prevent or fix them• detailed, step-by-step illustrations and annotated photographsIncluding information on essential tools and equipment, this is an indispensable addition to every gardener's bookshelf.
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table_of_contents Tools and techniques. The propagator's tool kit. Hand tools ; Equipment and supplies ; Soil mixes ; Propagation equipment -- Starting from seed. Seed characteristics ; Flowers and seeds ; Starting seeds ; Leaching ; Soaking ; Scarification ; Stratification ; Light ; Dark ; Relative humidity ; Temperatures ; Carbon dioxide (CO2) levels ; Life cycles and growth characteristics ; Saving seeds ; Pollination ; Harvesting and cleaning ; Storing saved seeds ; Treating seeds to prevent disease ; Working with hybrids -- Dividing established plants. Good digging ; Dividing plants with fibrous root systems ; Dividing plants with fleshy or woody crowns ; Dividing suckers ; Dividing plants with rhizomes ; Dividing plants with tubers ; Dividing plants with offsets ; Dividing plants with bulbs and corms ; Scoring, sectioning, scooping, and coring bulbs ; Scaling lily bulbs -- Cuttings. Types of cuttings ; Greenwood cuttings ; Softwood cuttings ; Semiripe cuttings ; Hardwood cuttings ; Conifer cuttings ; Cane cuttings ; Leaf petiole cuttings ; Leaf vein cuttings ; Upright leaf cuttings ; Monocot leaf cuttings ; Root cuttings -- Layering. Tip layering ; Simple and serpentine layering ; Air layering ; Stooling or mound layering ; French layering ; Dropping -- Grafting. Grafting with rootstocks ; Whip-and-tongue grafting ; Apical-wedge grafting and saddle grafting ; Side-wedge grafting ; Approach grafting ; Four-flap grafting ; Side-veneer grafting ; T-budding ; Chip budding ; Grafting a cactus -- Plant directory.
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title The plant propagator's bible
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