Propagating Grapes

The grapes on the terrace are growing well. Some of the vines have several branches and I want to use the extras to start new vines.

Here’s a muscadine that I’d like to propogate. There’s a branch climbing the bamboo. That’s what I’ll keep. The other branches are what I played with today.

The only thing you need for this method is a plastic bottle. Cut off the bottom of it. Take one of the branches and feed it into the bottle through the little opening.

Dig a small hole within reach of the bottle. Plant the tip of the branch in the hole, cover with soil. Slide the bottle down the branch until its edges are in the soil.

Here’s the result of my work on this vine…

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