Germinating Root Stalk
Collect 10 to 15 seeds from the flowers as they wilt.
Place the seeds in an air tight container and label it with the month and year they were collected, if it is past their growing season.
Soak the seeds the day before planting in some water to soften them.
Remove the swollen seeds and plant them two times deeper than the actual plant. Keep the soil moist to encourage rapid growth.
Collect sticks from the plant type that is desired the day of the graft and place the cut edge in water.
Cut off the home grown rootstalk roughly two inches from the soil's surface with a diagonal cut. Be sure to make a clean, single cut with a razor-sharp grafting knife.
Cut a piece of the collected scion also at a similar diagonal.
Place the two diagonal parts together so that the centers of the branches match up as precisely as possible.
Wrap the graft with the budding tape as tightly as possible. The budding tape should be stretched so tight that it would seem as though it was going to snap if tightened any more. Continue watering the new plant and remove the budding tape after eight weeks.