Kitchen Culture Kits Inc.
Bringing plant tissue culture
to the classroom and home since 1998
|Tentative hours are 9 am-1 pm M-R; orders
ship within 1 day - 3 weeks depending on inventory available and Carol's
Please email Carol if you need your order expedited.
Note: Limited hours over holidays, kids' birthdays and the month of June.
|What is plant tissue
culture (micropropagation, cloning, in vitro culture)?
PTC is a method of plant propagation that involves growing pieces of plants (shoot tip, node, leaves, etc.)
in a sterile environment and producing numberous new plants ("plantlets").
How is it done?
African violet Leaf Culture (Our model system)
What is a "kit" and why do you need it?
Our basic kit is described in The "Kitchen Culture Kit" and contains the basics needed to start plant tissue culture at home including some supplies which can be difficult to find. Our larger kits contain more supplies. See "Kits" We also sell refill supplies. Contact us if you need a kit "fine-tuned" for a specific plant species.
How do I get started?
Email Carol for the workshop handout (1-4 MB PDF file) which tells the basics in 18 pages!
Watch YouTube videos (links to be added soon)
Join a Listserv (free, valuable source which connects you with other hobbyists)
Visit the Home Tissue Culture Group
Are you the only person interested in this?
No. See the MAP which shows locations of Plant TC People Worldwide (add yourself too!)
|Carol's Favorite Local Vendors
in Vancouver, WA area
Forest Biometrics Consulting
|Carol's Favorite PTC Vendors
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