Murdannia loriformis. First time growing murdannia. This plant was successfully tested in thailand for its anti-cancerous properties. In clinical tests people who took this plant had a significant reduction of cancerous tumours. Unfortunately this plant comes from thailand and is therefore not so easy to grow in temperate climates. It will and does grow in a polytunnel, no problem, but when temperatures drop it stops to grow and you have to keep it indoors over winter. To treat yourself against cancer with this you would need large amounts of plant material rendering the practical application of this plant very difficult unless you have a frost free glass house with a lot of space. In trials people drank the freshly pressed juice of this plant and it was effective in combating cancer. But like i said if you wanted to do this yourself you would need huge amounts of this plant growing in a frost free glass house and it might not help against all types of cancer.
Layering chilean hazelnut (gevuina avellana). I already did this successfully last year. This method works very well and i think that one can multiply and grow almost any plant on its own roots this way. Young gevuina avellana tree. To begin i choose a low growing side branch on my plant and trim away the leaves in the middle. A small side branch growing close to the ground like this is ideal. I cut off the leaves in the mid section. Using a sharp knife i carefully open the stem with a long cut. I try not to cut further up than half of the thickness of the stem. Apply rooting hormone to the wound (it probably works without hormone too, but i like to use it). It's very important to wedge one or two small bits of matchstick into the cut to force the wound to stay open. I cut a plastic pot leaving two holes at the correct height to accommodate the branch passing through. Put the pot in place, taking care that the cut is roughly in the middle and that the bits of matchstick stay in pl