Do you have grape plants, or know someone who does?
Do you want more?
It’s easy as kindergarten to enlarge your grape kingdom, and if you live in the Northern hemisphere, this is the perfect time to do it–while the plants are dormant and spring is only a few months away.
Please, Spring! Be only a few months away!
(the view from the Damsel’s window this morning)
On an existing grape plant, find a vine roughly a pencil’s thickness.
Trim a piece roughly two feet long, with four or so nodes, but don’t fuss. It helps if you make one of the cuts close to a node. This mystery will all become clear soon.
Done in conjunction with pruning, you should have plenty of vine to choose from. One pruned vine can yield several baby grape plants.
Some folks dip the cut ends in rooting medium and plant directly in pots, in a warmish place until spring. The Damsel chose to go the other route, which is to just put the cuttings in a quart jar of water. If you put the end with the node close to the bottom downward, it will have a better chance of staying submerged. This is your goal. (A ha! Mystery revealed!)
Now you wait, refilling the jar as necessary as water evaporates. It will take a few weeks until nice roots form. Watch for another post later when it’s time to plant. Be patient, and stay warm with thoughts of the Spring that surely will come.