P. Allen Smith: Resolution #2 - Experiment with Heirloom Varieties
"I'm totally jazzed about learning new and more creative ways of using what I'm growing to eat in 2014. This not only includes experimenting with growing new and heirloom varieties of seeds and plants, but how I use them in the kitchen and preserve them. Who doesn't love an amazing salsa? Or homemade tomato sauce? The alchemy I can create from the food I can grow in my own backyard fascinates me. Diving in deep and exploring the diversity of the food garden is at the top of my list!"
Layering is a method of propagation that involves encouraging a stem to grow roots where it touches the ground, while still attached to the parent plant. It is often used to develop new shrubs and climbers.