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.
The Gardener's Chronicle speaks of the great success of a grape grower in obtaining fine fruit, who bent the top of the cane down so that it could root in the ground. There were thus two sets of roots, one at the bottom in a natural way, and one at the top. The result was extremely favorable to vigor and health, and the fruit was extra fine.