definition of plant runner:
A stolon is a horizontal stem that is fleshy or semi-woody and lies
along the top of the ground. A runner is a type of stolon. It is a
specialized stem that grows on the soil surface and forms a new plan
one or more of its nodes. Strawberry runners are examples of stolons.
Remember, all stems have nodes and buds or leaves.
basically, a runner is the part that starts at the base of the plant,
skims along the ground and roots nearby, starting a new plant. if you
vine is as large as you say, you should have several runners.
even if you only have a *nub* of a root, it should work......
all the runners I have started indoors have been off of broken field
plants. Since yours is in place already, i would pamper it a little an
maybe take one or to runners to re-root separately, in case th
plant doesn't bounce back.
Thank you. That's very helpful. As soon as it stops raining I will go i
search of stolons and see what I can recover. I've already given th
plants some plant food, but the weather has been so wet, I doubt if i
needs any more water!
I am still hoping for a recovery of the old plant, but most of the leave
are now shrivelled up or black. I guess I won't know until spring if ther
is still some life in the roots