Growing vinegar - How it works with cuttings and root cuttings

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Growing vinegar trees is a real breeze. You even have two different options. The propagation works both with cuttings and with root cuttings.

Multiply vinegar tree

Usually the vinegar tree does not need to be propagated. That's what he does all by himself through his roots or through the seeds with the help of the birds. Unfortunately, the plant does not ask us in advance, where it should create a new shrub. If you are looking for a specific place for your new bush, you have to lend a hand.

Quite simply, the propagation through cuttings and root cuttings works. Sowing is also possible, but not recommended. Because the effort is high, the procedure complicated and the germination rate disappointingly low.

Vinegar tree propagate - 2 variants presented

➜ Increase the vinegar tree with cuttings

Cuttings you win in winter from the two-year shoots of the vinegar tree.

1 First remove the shoot tip and divide the shoot into 15 cm long cuttings. More important than the exact length is the number of leaf nodes. There should be at least two, but better three or four of these nodes on each clone.

2 Slice the lower end of the cuttings, which will later form the roots, and cut the top straight.

3 Mix the sandy soil with a bit of peat and pour the mixture into a plant pot. Insert the cutting so that it protrudes about halfway out of the ground and place it in a bright, cool place. The ideal temperature is between 6° C and 12° C.

4 Water the cuttings regularly, but only so much that the plant pot does not dry out completely. Root planting has already developed in the spring, and in summer you can then expose the cutting to your chosen location in the garden. In sunny to partially shaded places the vinegar tree grows best.

➜ Increase the vinegar tree by rooting cuttings

1 Cut the root cuttings of the vinegar tree on a frost-free winter day. Choose root sections that are about one centimeter thick and divide them into five to ten centimeters long cuttings. You can also first cut larger pieces with the spade and then do the fine work on the ground with a sharp knife or a carpet cutter. Always make sure that at least two-thirds of the roots remain on the parent plant.

2 Cut the roots straight up and down at an angle. Put each cut individually in a plant pot with sandy soil so that it ends flush at the top.

3 Now cover the pot with a thin layer of gravel. In the next few months, the cut should be kept cool and poured sparingly.

4 In the spring place the plant pot in the garden and in late summer or fall, then put the cut into the field. You can not go wrong in choosing the soil: Vinegar trees thrive in nutrient-poor soil thanks to their broad, flat roots. But they also grow well on loamy soil.

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