root stimulator:substitute?

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by mary,tx, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. mary,tx

    mary,tx Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I think I remember reading about some household product used as a substitute for root stimulator. Does anyone know what it would be?
    thanks,
    mary
     
  2. stuckinsd

    stuckinsd Well-Known Member

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    A natural rooting hormone is to take willow branches, cut them up, mash them, and soak in water...then dip whatever you are rooting in the water, and plant.

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    culpeper Well-Known Member

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    When I was commercial, I used only pure honey. Not the honey and glucose mixtures. Just honey. Works a treat on soft and hard cuttings. Just dip the cut ends into the honey as you would hormone powder or gel, dibble a hole in the potting mix, and tamp in the cutting, and Bob's your uncle.
     
  4. jackie c

    jackie c Well-Known Member

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    Hey thats so cool! Is there any alternative for a nitrogen innoculator?