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    Must be careful about airborne diseases as well. freshly cut tissue exposed to a humid environment could pose a threat to the "experiment".

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    regarding the outgrowth of shoots, auxin is a plant hormone that is produced in the meristem or growing tip, in other words the youngest leaves of plants. Now, besides inducing root growth (when used in rooting powder), auxin also inhibits the development of axillary buds, which is where shoots grow out from when you prune. Therefore the plant does not produce offshoots or basal shoots when it is still in rossette form as the auxin is sent down the stem from the youngest leaf. However, when the Nep begins to vine, hte auxin no longer has an effect lower down and that is the reason for basal shoots.
    Now going into the propagation Point Of View, when you do a cutting, the growth tip is gone and this releases dormancy of the axillary buds as they are no longer suppressed. If you want more basal shoots, you can cut off the leaf without hurting the stem if I am not wrong, so as to allow shoot growth without cutting of the main stem. I do not know about notching or such and would certainly like to find out more, but just to provide some info here...Cytokinins are another group of hormones that releases dormancy in axillary bud and allows shoots to develop. If you can get your hands on these, do give your Neps a try!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (superimposedhope @ July 07 2005,12:26)]What about snapping the herd? Is that mentioned by anyone?

    Typically snapping of the herd will cause a swelling which allows more nutrient to be carried as well as inducing branching.

    Joe
    you have to tell me now, what is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]If you want more basal shoots, you can cut off the leaf without hurting the stem if I am not wrong, so as to allow shoot growth without cutting of the main stem.
    Wow, that is a great idea! Has this been proven to work? This would be great if it does, because it could form basil shoots on plants that only make good lower pitchers, and without the risk of cutting the main stem. Someone should try this as soon as possible [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/blues.gif[/img] .

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