This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
T. H., Bridgeport, 0.- The dwarf kinds are raised from leaves, or portions of the leaves, from any portion of which buds will push. Many people divide the nerves and ribs of the leaves, and then peg down the leaf on sand or light soil, and little plants will form from the severed portion. It is best to have the sand of a temperature of 60° or 70° to have the best success. The more shrubby kinds are raised from cuttings of the stems.