Here's what you do:
Now remember since this method isn't very exact, the strength of the willow water can vary depending on the time of year, the number of twigs, the concentration of hormones in the twigs, and the amount of time that the twigs were soaked. You will, however, still get a solution that will help your plants root.
By Sherry from Silverdale, WA
Make Your Own Rooting Hormone
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In the spring when new growth begins would probably be the better time to take cuttings.
Simmering the twigs for a few minutes, then let soak over night should help the process along.
Both of these ideas are completely new to me. Thanks for taking the time to post them.
An easy form of growth hormone is organic honey, as this also contains the same enzymes as the rooting hormone.
I shall definitely try this - along the lane from my house there are loads of willow growing. Thanks for this tip!
Kindest Regards - Borasic Lint
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