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Basic tools and equipment
Cold frames
Greenhouses
Mist propagation units
Propagators
Polyethylene tents and tunnels
Care and maintenance
Making a clean cut
Pots
Seed trays
Peat pellets and soil blocks
Cuttings compost
Compost for germinating seedlings
Potting composts for growing on young plants
How to mix composts
How to apply rooting hormones
WOUNDING STEM CUTTINGS
The correct use of fertilizer
Aphids
Red spider mites
Glasshouse whiteflies
Sciarid flies
Gray mold
Damping-off diseases
Rhizoctonia
Virus diseases
Commercial seeds
Collecting and drying flower seeds
Storing seeds
GENETICS
Germination
Pricking out
Hardening off
Sowing herbaceous seeds
Dormancy
Buying seeds
Collecting seeds
Scarification
STORAGE
Stratification
HOT WATER TREATMENT
Ideal sowing conditions
Sowing densities
Sowing in a seedbed
Protecting the seedlings
NATURAL SUCKERING
When to take root cuttings
Preparing the plant
Size of a root cutting
Recognizing the top of a root cutting
Treatment
Planting
Aftercare
CROWN RHIZOMES
Tunicate bulbs
Natural bulb reproduction
Scaly bulbs
Scooping
Scoring
Herbaceous plants with fibrous crowns
Herbaceous plants with fleshy crowns
Naturally dividing alpines
Semiwoody herbaceous plants
Woody shrubs
Runners
Simple layering
WAYS TO BURY A PLANT
Selecting a suitable stem
Environmental control
Different stem conditions
WHERE TO CUT A STEM
Leaf bud cuttings
Heel cuttings
Mallet cuttings
EVERGREEN CUTTINGS IN A MIST UNIT
Where and when to take a cutting
Size of a hardwood cutting
Propagating a hardwood cutting
Disbudding
Soft- or hollow-pith stems
Vine eyes
Conifer propagation in a warm environment
Conifers propagated in a cold frame
Large-flowered hardy hybrids
DWARF RHODODENDRONS
LEAF CUTTINGS ON LATERAL VEINS
Whip-and-tongue grafting
Standard roses
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The Step-By-step Guide to Plant Propagation

The Step-By-step Guide to Plant Propagation

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Plant propagation has been practised ever since early man abandoned his itinerant life and settled down on the land, where he started to grow his own food. The techniques of vegetative propagation developed in such ancient civilizations as those of the Babylonians and the Chinese are still relevant and in use in the twentieth century.
Plant propagation has been practised ever since early man abandoned his itinerant life and settled down on the land, where he started to grow his own food. The techniques of vegetative propagation developed in such ancient civilizations as those of the Babylonians and the Chinese are still relevant and in use in the twentieth century.

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