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New way to encourage basal shoots.

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I recently read a book about greenhouses. In the book there was a section on how to control the growth of plants in a greenhouse, specifically vines. It said you could slow the growth of a plant at a certain point just by shaking or squezing that part for 30 seconds everyday. It said you could also encourage a plant to put out side shoots by shaking the main growth point. I thought this would be a great way to force my vinier neps to slowdown and produce some basal shoots. It also explains why many of the experts don't like to touch their plants very often.
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I hope you all enjoyed this little bit of info and feel free to post any questions or praises. J/K
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Mike
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Mike,

If you let the vine go down instead of uo, ie the growing point gos below the soil level, that encourages basal rosettes to form also.

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Joe
 

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Shaking?  How hard?  Would it be
a) Hey...are you awake?
b) Hey...time to wake up.
c) Come one!  Wake up!
or
d) WAKE THE @#$! UP SLEEPYHEAD!!!  

Lol...  sorry...I just can't get the immage out of my mind:

**shakes plant vigorously** come on, stupid plant!  Make a basal shoot already!

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Joe,

Thanks, I never knew that.
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Schloaty,

More like (B) Hey...time to wake up. Just shake the growth tip back and fourth, carefully.
 

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Veeerrrrry interesting.... ! hmmmmm.

Both my raff and my truncata voluntarily produced basal shoots.

I haven't ever shaken or pinched a vine but there are sure a few people around here in my office I'd like to pinch and give a good shakin'...
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Suzanne
 
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