Monthly Propagation Sunday/ Grapes and Figs

  • January 19, 2014 · 3:00 PM
  • Marianne's

This month, we are going for Figs and Grapes. If you have cuttings from either of these plants (or other's which are easy to propagate from cuttings and are dormant right now), please bring as much plant material as you can.

We would love for everybody to be able to go home with as many starts of new trees as they want, have plenty of extra's to give away at later meetings and to build surplus we can donate to community gardens, the public food forest getting started in Spring Valley, to daycare centers who want to grow more of the food they are giving to the kids they care for - you get the picture!


Meeting are the 3rd Sunday of the month starting at 3pm. We will present and practice different propagation techniques throughout the year, including grafting, air layering, starting plants from seed, cuttings and so forth. More details about each meeting are announced closer to the date.
We always like to share refreshments, so, bring what you got. Donations are highly appreciated to cover cost of materials we purchase, such as seeds, potting soil, printing of handouts and so forth.

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  • Sue V.

    What is this month's subject? Now is a great time to start figs with cuttings. I can demo a couple different techniques if anyone is interested.

    1 · January 13, 2014

    • kay

      I really enjoyed the meetup - it was a good time for me. Do you have a recipe for the Fig Wine? I search the net but couldn't find any. Here is a good recipe for Brown Turkey Vinegar:

      January 20, 2014

    • Sue V.

      Hi Kay, email me at [masked] and I'll send you the recipe.

      1 · January 20, 2014

  • Marianne W.

    A big shout out to Sue and Jim. Thank you so much!!! and thanks to all of you who came and brought clippings to share….

    2 · January 20, 2014

  • kay

    Great! I agree, it was a very good time.... Kay

    January 20, 2014

  • kay

    Great!

    January 20, 2014

  • Debi R.

    IT was a Duarte peach.. like the city on the Rose Parade route! NOT a Georgia Peach... that I brought the cuttings from.

    January 19, 2014

    • Eric S.

      I searched the google, but no info on a Duarte peach. Do you have any specifics about it such as chill hours, flavor, etc? Is this from a tree in your yard, or from someone else?

      January 19, 2014

  • Debi R.

    What do I need to bring? Can only stay a short while as usual.

    January 19, 2014

    • Marianne W.

      If you have clippers, clippings of varieties you want to share....

      January 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My wife and I will have to meet all of you wonderful gardeners next time around...I somehow injured my knee this week. We look forward to the next time

    January 18, 2014

  • kay

    If needed, I could bring some grape and fig tree cuttings but not sure how to do it?

    January 13, 2014

    • Sue V.

      Cut the grapevines between the nodes in 8"-12" sections, leaving at least 3 nodes per section. Again these should be the diameter of a pencil. There's a specific way to prune grapes depending on your 'trellis' design. I am not an expert in this so I can't advise you how close to the main trunk you should prune but I'd leave at least 2-3 nodes per branch on the vine itself, the last node pointing up not to the side or down.

      January 15, 2014

    • kay

      Thanks Sue... they are just growing up against a chain link fence - about 40 feet long or more. I got lots of grapes but they were smallish, probably because not pruned.

      January 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My wife and I are looking forward to our first meeting!

    January 12, 2014

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