How to grow rootstock

A mistake made by many novice gardeners is that they are trying to grow an orange tree from seed and expect from him the fruit. At home, this orange will not bloom and, accordingly, will not give fruit. To get it to do it only to graft a twig from the plant, which already bore fruit, and bones will make great stock.

Remove the seeds from the ripe orange and put them in a bowl with moist fertile substrate. It is best to use potting mix for citrus, which can be purchased at the flower shop.
Planted several seeds so you can choose the strongest seedlings for rootstock.

Bowl cover with plastic wrap or glass and put this mini-hothouse in a Sunny place. Sprouts will appear pretty quickly, then the cover can be removed. Care seedlings is simple. Water them as it dries the top layer of the soil, the land must always be wet.

When you see 3-4 true leaves, select from the grown plants are strongest and transplant them into individual pots. Put in a warm Sunny place. Periodically loosen soil, water and make feeding a special fertilizer for citrus. Don't move the seedlings to another location, the orange really do not like.

How to plant a plant

When the shoots trivisvavet and will be a minimum thickness of 5 mm, it will be possible to begin vaccination. Prepare the rootstock. Cut with cultivated plants 1-2 year old twigs. Remove all the leaves, leaving the petioles and buds. The lower part of the stalk cut off with a sharp blade at an acute angle from both sides (should be a wedge), the cut must be under the lower kidney.
Vaccination should be held immediately after cutting the stem, but if this is not possible, wrap the material with a damp cotton wool or sphagnum moss and place in plastic bag.

Seedling pruning shears, cut at 10 cm from the soil surface. Make a vertical incision with a depth of about 2 cm and insert it into the split blade of the cutting. Combine the bark of the Scion and rootstock.

All the slices zamazhte garden pitch, and the site of inoculation wrap with insulating tape. After about 1.5 months it will be possible to remove. If you did everything correctly, the cuttings will take root, orange quickly touched in growth and in 2 years will bloom white flowers with a pleasant aroma and will please you with the fruits.