Vegetative propagation

Vegetative Propagation Potato

T his is a form ot propagation 111 which pieces ofa plant are removed and rooted in the soil. Unlike plants raised from seed, those resulting from vegetative propagation are identical to their parents. Plants from which material is taken need to be carefully selected, tor if there is disease such as a virus present it will automatically be transmitted. On occasions plants undergo a physiological change known as 'sporting'. A white chrysanthemum may sport yellow flowers, and yellow varieties...

Checklist of insecticides and fungicides

The following tables set out most of the important insecticides and fungicides that the greenhouse gardener is likely to use. They are based on information in the Directory of Garden Chcmicals, 4 th edition London 1979 . published by the liritish Agrochemicals Association. Must insecticides and fungicides are available in liquid form and are applied by spraying others are sold as aerosols, powders, granules, or pyrotechnic fumigants, All are quite easy to use. but be careful to follow the...

Propagating equipment

Mist Propagation Unit

Roots will develop over a period of months, and when they can be seen through the polythene the newly rooted plant should be severed from the parent and potted. grafting I his method is rarely used to propagate greenhouse plants, with the occasional exception of tomatoes. But since tomato growing is an important feature ot most home greenhouses, the method used for these plants deserves to he mentioned here. The value ot tomato grafting is that it enables the grower to graft selected...