I ran across these youtubes recently. If they are legitimate they may be very useful at maximizing propigation of useful seedlings. This first one uses what appear to be unripe hips positioned upside down on a slice of banana, the whole buried in a pot after a 15-minute soak in garlic-water. What the heck??
The second does something similar, with the dried flower parts scraped away and the hips planted on slices of tomato. They seem to strike very convincingly, though I would think there might be a ton of little tomato seedlings resulting as well. These vidoes appear to have been filmed in a tropical location, so there might be more warmth and humidity than in most northern climates without a greenhouse. The Dolly Parton soundtrack may contribute to rooting, maybe. How to grow roses from rose calyx | Great idea for beginner - YouTube
The third video uses fresh buds barely showing color, lopped off of their pedicils, inserted into small sections of aloe vera leaves, and planted upright, rooting in less than a month with nary a wilted petal. Still, the resulting roots were enviable.
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So, at the risk of sounding grumpy, what’s going on with these cuttings shoved into bananas, potatoes, onions, aloes, and other foodstuffs? Is this legit? Do you have any experience with any of this? Have I missed out on a really cool technique?