It’s from marijuana botany by rc clarke
Please buy his book he’s a scientist
Cool, thats a technique used on a lot of horticultural crops. It’s possible to do with cannabis, but other methods of propagation can be faster/cleaner.
The big question is…is it classed as one plant or six : )
Used to do it outside all the time.
Air layering is how I create more apple tree rootstocks to graft onto to increase my orchard size.
I’ve heard of the big lanky Indian sativas naturally doing that, where the branches touch ground, the put out roots and act like a supplementary nutrient system
That’s how black raspberries and trailing blackberries spread. The ones that grow erect canes spread through sucker roots.
Grapes too…sweet pots and yams…
I think you can do this with just a branch, but havent tried yet
You bet ya can
I mean a cut off branch lol, im talking about cutting off a branch and twisting/bending the stems and making 2-4 branches… think ill do that this march with outdoor soil with spare mother plant branches
You can make more than one cutting out of a branch for sure, I’ve done it. I cut the branch into 4 or 5 even 6" pieces when i did it. Those with no top sometimes rooted slower than the others with a top. But to do layering you would leave it attached to the main stem ,right? Bury the stem every 6 inches? They make a hollow " bobber" now too, that clasps around the stem, and it is filled with sphagnum( i think), which is kept moist. I wonder if something like a tennis ball would work equally well, Some holes drilled in the sides of it Maybe. Could work in a pinch. Easy way to “take clones” without taking anything at all. A “what if this is killer” cutting.