End of Summer Flavors, Taking Cuttings and Fall Transplantation

32   What’s for dinner: End of Summer Flavors! Partially ripe wild grapes and home grown tomatoes with creamy brie and fresh basil.

5:48  Eat/Drink/Grow: taking cuttings. If you want to propagate a favorite shrub, perennial or tree, now is the time for making cuttings.

21:22  Did You Know? Fall transplanting. Which plants can be moved early in the fall

28:02 Love Letters and Questions: bring your houseplants indoors but leave the bugs outside.

This shows two cuttings prepared for rooting.

The lower leaves were removed from the leaf nodes. For many plants, this is where the roots will be grown. Cover the lower part of the stem and the leaf nodes with rooting hormone.

Any flowers or buds need to be clipped off the cuttings.

There are green and ripe grapes on a wild grapevine early in the fall.

These cacti just grow larger and larger when they are “sent to summer camp” each year. Some people worry about bringing critters inside when the plants come back in. Ellen and C.L. talk about how to prevent this from happening.


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