So this is what “Air Layering” looks like. I know it looks kind of strange, but evidently this is how to propagate (free!) muscadines. Right now the bottle is full of dirt and leaves, but supposedly by september there will be roots in there too, I can cut it free from the parent vine and boom – two vines for the price of…well, a bottle of Sprite. I have 9 vines currently in bottles like this. Hopefully at least half of them will take roots, and I can start to increase grape production. The weather today has prevented my soil sample collections, but I hope tomorrow may be an improvement.