Jasmine- Planting activities
Jasmine is propagated through cutting and layering. Planting is usually done during June- August.
Better rooting of cuttings can be obtained by planting in coarse sand and also by using any of the rooting hormones like IBA (5000 ppm), IAA (1000 ppm) and NAA (5000 ppm).
Simple and compound layering methods are followed during June-July to October-November. Layers will be ready for planting within 90-120 days.
After ploughing the land, pits of about 40 cm x 40 cm x 40 cm size are taken and filled with topsoil and 15 kg well rotten FYM.
Planting distance depends on the species and also on soil and environmental conditions. In J. sambac it is 1.2 x 1.2 m, J.auriculatum it is 1.8 x 1.8 m, and in J.grandiflorum it is 2.0 x 1.5 m.