Tissue Culture Propagation

Greetings! I hope your garden is green and your jars are full. I have been doing quite a bit of research on tissue culture propagation over the last few months and I am pretty sure this is the way of the future for maintaining clones over long periods of time.

If you’re not familiar with TCP, it is basically a way to rid a clone of bugs, disease/viruses, and “rejuvenate” it in a sterile sugar-based medium, create hundreds of clones in a very small space, and retard growth for easy storage. For people that pop seeds all the time this is probably of little to no interest, but for people that are trying to maintain large libraries of living genetics or that want to restore vigor to 20 year old clones, this is potentially a miracle.

Rather than spend any more time with a half-ass explanation, I have attached one of the better videos on the subject (that I’ve found, at least) that you can peruse at your leisure.

Another benefit of note is that this methodology can potentially be used to “rescue” really old seeds that have very little viability and that would never germinate under normal conditions.

TCP is really cool, even if you’re never going to do it yourself. Be sure to check the video.

Peace, KB