I’m always looking for new plants to experiment on to see if I can get them to root. Yesterday I took some cuttings from a grape vine at my mom’s house. Grape vines are pretty popular with home gardeners who want to grow their own food in the backyard so I thought I’d give them a try. I haven’t successfully rooted grape vines before so these cuttings are somewhat of an experiment! These are most likely from a Concord grape.
How to Root Greenwood Grape Vine Cuttings
First I trimmed off a few branches that needed removed. Grapes need frequent maintenance pruning to get them to grow in a form that will maximize their fruiting! From those trimmings I selected several 3 node sections.
On the top node of the grape cutting I retained one leaf and because of its size I cut it back significantly to reduce water loss. If you try this look for nodes that are as close together as you can find as they will have a higher concentration of the natural growth hormones and will speed the rooting process up.
Then I dusted the base of each cutting with rooting hormone and placed them in a pot with a mix of sand, peat and perlite.
I watered them thoroughly and now I just have to wait and see if rooting takes place. I haven’t done this yet but will probably place a plastic bag over the top of the cuttings in order to maintain a decent level of humidity around the cuttings.
Hopefully in 4-6 weeks I’ll be able to see some roots and can pot them up to care for them over the summer until fall.