|Helping roots to form on an above-ground stem.|
(250 votes, 90%)
|Pruning to a more pleasing shape.|
(2 votes, 0%)
|Training it to grow on a trellis.|
(5 votes, 1%)
|Preventing fungus or mold from forming.|
(7 votes, 2%)
|None of the above.|
(11 votes, 4%)
Botany Quiz: What are you doing if you are 'air-layering' a plant?
Closest I've seen to unanimity on these polls so far!
We would be if the question was more difficult R & B. Answer was pretty obvious , even for an amature gardener ! Lets see how we get on with a more challenging one. Regards and Happy Gardening.
I figured most everyone would get this one, but this is the time of year that we have a huge influx of gardener newbies and I felt we needed some 'back to basics' questions to go along with the more advanced ones.
We've now got a few answers in the other columns too.
If anyone has a suggestion for a good Voting Booth question...D-mail me. I'll be more than happy to work up your ideas!
It works great on fruit trees if you want a standard sized tree on it's own roots.
I got it right...but only because of programs I have seen on TV. I have never used this technique and would not have reason to be familiar with it, and I'm not a newbie!
I put stuff in the ground and it either grows...or it don't...LOL ...
I used it alot when I lived on Guam t start starapples and boonielimes (wild citrus from the jungle). When I got home here a friends grandmother had died and he wanted a start from the crabapple tree in front of her house. So I did the layer for him. 4 months later they had the auction, so he cut it off the parent tree and stuck in the ground. The layer had taken and now it's a 10-12 foot tall tree with lots of flowers in the spring and good wine crabs in the early fall.
I wasn't air layering, but I took a bunch of begonia and pelargonium cuttings on Sunday.
I like the polls better than the quizzes, they seem to generate more chatter, and I check back on the forum more often. Just my opinion.
Yeah, Melody, this one was too easy. Can you go ahead and put another one in here and not wait for next week? If not, it's okay. (((((Melody)))))
I don't have the ability to change the Voting booth mid-week...and I've also found that I can't correct any mis-spellings or typos once the question goes live. (I've got to stare at my faux pas all week)
It will change at noon on Mondays. This week's question isn't hard...but it isn't a botany question either.
I'll add some more difficult questions to the line up though.