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Rooting Hormone

Anyone using rooting hormone?

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I use willow tea to speed up root production of my cuttings. The bark and wood of willows (Salix genus) is filled with gibberellic acid, the plant hormone that triggers root production. This is why you can stick a fresh willow branch in damp soil and it'll grow into a new tree.

 

I use a pencil sharpener to grind up 5-6 pencil-sized sticks of willow and add these shavings to a quart  of non-chlorinated water, let it sit in my fridge (labeled!) for about 4 weeks, then dip new cutting into it before planting them.

-Mark

 

The medicine man at www.medicinemanplantco.com

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I use willow tea to speed up root production of my cuttings. The bark and wood of willows (Salix genus) is filled with gibberellic acid, the plant hormone that triggers root production. This is why you can stick a fresh willow branch in damp soil and it'll grow into a new tree.

 

I use a pencil sharpener to grind up 5-6 pencil-sized sticks of willow and add these shavings to a quart  of non-chlorinated water, let it sit in my fridge (labeled!) for about 4 weeks, then dip new cutting into it before planting them.

-Mark

 

The medicine man at www.medicinemanplantco.com
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Lol @MarkV847771 finally got my answer. Thank you 🙂 🙂 🙂

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Plants and their chemistry are my thing. 🙂

-Mark

 

The medicine man at www.medicinemanplantco.com
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@Anonymous  I have never used a ROOTING HORMONE. Have you @Markv84777, @AARPRachelA, @Tonster521, @wilful or @DaveMcK?; or anyone else in the Community?

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Hi @LindaB671 can you tell me how you handle your cuttings? Thanks 😀

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@Anonymous @Thank you for asking! I haven’t done root cuttings in awhile, but when I did I always placed the cutting in water and when the roots grew to 1-2 inches I would transfer to a pot filled with potting soil or to my outdoor garden.

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Hi @LindaB671 thanks 😀

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I've never used rooting hormone. I do what @LindaB671 does with cuttings - put them in a little glass jar with water until the roots have grown 1-2 inches, and then transfer to a pot with soil.

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