Monday, May 14, 2012

Homemade Root Starter

  • Harvest two cups of willow branches and remove all leaves. Willow wood of any species contains IBA.
  • 2
    Cut the limbs into 3-inch sections.
  • 3
    Boil ½ gallon of water.
  • 4
    Put your willow wood pieces in a large metal bowl or large glass container. It needs to accommodate all the twigs and ½ gallon of water. Add the boiling water and allow the wood to soak overnight.
  • 5
    Strain the solution through a sieve or colander. Discard the solids.
  • 6
    Collect the plant cuttings you'd like to root. Put one of their ends in the willow water. When they develop roots, discard the starter solution they were in.

Tips & Warnings

  • Store unused root stimulator in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two months.

Read more: Homemade Starter Solution for Plant Cuttings |

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