[nafex] rooting of grape cuttings horizontally

Gordon Nofs gc_nofs at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 8 18:38:00 EST 2001


Joe
  I did not know that a tornado took 2 of your barns and trees and threw 
them at the house. Did you loose a lot of trees etc?

Gordon C. Nofs
Flint, Michigan
gc_nofs at hotmail.com

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----Original Message Follows----
From: Joe and Ellen Hecksel <jhecksel at voyager.net>
Reply-To: nafex at yahoogroups.com
To: nafex at yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [nafex] rooting of grape cuttings horizontally
Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2001 18:07:34 -0500

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

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                                     -Joe Hecksel
                                      Eaton Rapids, Michigan
                                      http://my.voyager.net/~jhecksel

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
quietude
and humility
and endless patience...

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