Serpentine Layering: Tomatoes too!

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Serpentine Layering

By goldfinch4
May 13, 2013

Most vines propagate well by serpentine layering. Dig a shallow trench next to the base of the vine. Take a section of the vine long enough to lay on the ground. Make a small cut on the bottom of the vine a couple feet away from the base. Bury the portion of the vine where it’s cut. You may want to anchor it down with a pin or small rock. Depending on the type of vine, the roots should form in several weeks to several months.

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Name: Caroline Scott
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May 13, 2013 8:15 AM CST
Tomatoe plants can be multiplied by this method also.
In fact they will sometimes do it on their own.
Name: Chris
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May 13, 2013 8:34 AM CST
Interesting, and good to know! Thanks Caroline.
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