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Plant Cloning

Gardeners are always hungry for more plants. Plant cloning has emerged as the next biggest thing after cross pollination that comes naturally. Every farmer is looking for new and fresh plants that match the season and enhance the portfolio of his garden. However, some unique plants may be well available in the local nursery or the market. Affordability plays a big role here. Many gardeners would not like to buy expensive plants and flowers. They instead engage in the constructive and interesting art of creating their own plants. These gardeners are well equipped with the knowledge of flora and therefore have an edge of creating unique plants out of their creative ability.

Plant cloning is the tool that these farmers are using to create new, unique, exotic varieties of plant breeds. There are many tools under plant cloning that help the gardener to create an altogether new and creative young offspring plant from an existing one. Some of such tools are as follows:

1. Seed starting

This is one of the cheapest techniques of generating a number of new plants. Various conditions of seed germination are realised. Then such conditions are provided to the seed. This can be done even at home using some containers or the starting kits of seeds available in the market. Such containers should be rich in moisture.  The seeds should be placed in the soil. The seeds should be covered and placed into the plastic bag with an objective of creating green house effect. Once the seeds are germinated the plastic cover should be removed and seeds should be allowed to grow in bright light. Proper fertilization should be provided to them at intervals of a weak.

2. Replicating through cloning kits

According to this method the cutting of a plant is placed into the cloning kit. In a few days the roots of the plant are formed. After this the cutting is taken out and is grown in light. And slowly the plant is grown itself if proper care is taken, i.e. , proper water and fertilizers are provided to the plant.

3. Miscellaneous propagation techniques

Many other techniques of plant propagation have been discovered. One of such techniques is layering. In this method some of the leaves of a plant are cut and are stuck to the bare portion of the plant with help of soil. On such part of plant the roots will generate. Once the roots are generated it is separated from the main plant and is grown separately. Thus a new plant is obtained.

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