Vegetables and Fruit forum: Other plants which root along stem???

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Mar 9, 2014 1:39 PM CST
What other plants will form roots if you sink the stem?
Is it just the Solanacae family. Potatoes form along the stem of the plant too.
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Gleni
Mar 11, 2014 5:02 AM CST
Yams (sweet potato), mints.
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CarolineScott
Mar 11, 2014 5:37 AM CST
Thanks, I did not know that.
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SongofJoy
Mar 11, 2014 6:10 AM CST
Mints are particularly good at it. They can become invasive. But I love them. Green Grin!
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drdawg
Mar 11, 2014 6:20 AM CST
You probably would not want mint in your garden or landscape. That is unless you wanted a LOT of mint. It is very invasive and takes forever to remove. Every time you break a root/runner/rhizome off, and they break off very easily, that segment will root. I have my mint in a large, shallow, round ceramic bowl and it is never allowed to come close to the ground.
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SongofJoy
Mar 11, 2014 6:29 AM CST
I agree. I keep mine containerized as well. Plus I enjoy having them outside my door on the deck. Easy to reach when I want to snip some. But maybe they could compete with the ground ivy. Glare
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dave
Mar 11, 2014 11:20 AM CST

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My penstemons seem to make roots up their stems, too.
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Newyorkrita
Mar 11, 2014 5:04 PM CST
Tomato plants, Honeysuckle vines, Sedum. Some types of shrubs are really good at self rooting also.
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CarolineScott
Mar 13, 2014 10:55 AM CST
This is a good list. Thanks and keep the ideas coming.
I knew about the mint being invasive, but I did not know that it rooted along the stems.

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