Class started up this week at PCC. In my first day of plant propagation we covered the definition of plant propagation
, its history, the big picture organization of propagation methods, and a high level view of the 4 aspects of propagation -- STEP: Skills, Timing, Environment, and Plants. The definition the class came up with for the class is:
Plant propagation is the deliberate reproduction of plants through sexual or asexual means in a controlled environment with a desired outcome.
I now want to know more about the Hanging Gardens of Babylon
We looked quickly at the anatomy of a terminal shoot and a leaf.
And then jumped in to three methods of propagation by leaf cutting: leaf petiole, leaf section, and split vein.
We cleaned the pots with water, then 10% bleach, then rinsed with water.
We got a tour of the greenhouses.
The growing medium was 2 parts perlite to 1 part peat moss
We did cuttings from three different plants.
And placed them under the misters in the greenhouse.