[nafex] rooting of grape cuttings horizontally

Joe and Ellen Hecksel jhecksel at voyager.net
Thu Nov 8 18:07:34 EST 2001

Hi Bert:

I rooted a few cuttings that were stuck at a very shallow angle.  They
rooted well.  It was not a controlled experiment.

I think there is a trade-off.  The closer the basal end is to the
surface, the sooner it warms up and more vigorous the rooting.  The
downside is the top layers of soil dry more quickly.  Plastic mulch
probably helps both aspects.  

Those rascals *were* easy to dig.

Best regards, Joe

Helga and Bert Dunn wrote:
> Hello All
> A correspondent advises on a very steep slope he plants cuttings horizontally and gets 100% rooting. His conclusion is that  the cuttings do not have to draw up moisture vertically and thus the sucess.
> Has anyone else tried this with sucess?
> Cheers                    Bert
> Bert Dunn   RR4 Tottenham   Ont    zone 4b


                                    -Joe Hecksel
                                     Eaton Rapids, Michigan

I fish because I love to; 
because I love the environs where trout are found, 
which are invariably beautiful
... because trout do not lie or cheat 
and cannot be bought or bribed 
or impressed by power, 
but respond only to 
and humility 
and endless patience... 

-John Voelker (aka Robert Traver)

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