In my high school daze, we studied microbiology and cloning vegetables using agar. Agar is a high nutrient gel substance that just about anything can grow in... and the biggest challenge is keeping bacteria out. A common experiment in school is to breathe on an agar dish and set it aside to see what disgusting bacteria came off your breath. So today, I was thinking about these experiments... and wondered if we could clone an individual bud. It would have to be in a super sterile environment, therefore difficult to do... but I wonder if it's possible to clip several buds off a plant and grow them right from an agar-like medium? Maybe I'm just off my rocker. It happens with age.