Many gardeners are well versed in propagating plants by planting seed, but there are a number of other propagating techniques worth learning. Although some complex methods of propagation belong to the realm of professional horticulturalists, many are simple enough for home gardeners, even beginners. The articles that follow will help you understand how to start new plants using different propagation methods.
One way for plant breeders to protect their new cultivars is to patent them. You are not allowed to propagate patented plants without the permission of the patent holder. For more information on plant patents and propagation, click this article.
Those who are new to gardening or online shopping may not think to check the product details to see if the plants are shipped in pots or bare root. What are bare root plants? Click here for that answer, as well as information on bare root plant care.
Some gardeners think of volunteer plants in gardens as free bonus plants. Others consider them weeds. This article explains how to use volunteer plants to your best advantage and how to eliminate unwanted volunteers.
When one thinks of plant propagation, he/she generally thinks of sexual reproduction through seeds or cuttings. Other plants produce bulbils, which can be used to grow plants. This article explains more.
Plant division involves digging up plants and dividing them into two or more sections. Discover the how and when of dividing plants in the following article so you can add more plants to the garden while keeping them healthy.