Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Willow Water

Chopped up stems from a Willow (Salix) seeped in boiling water overnight which will hopefully make a natural plant hormone for striking cuttings. The sticks are removed and just the water used to stand cuttings in overnight before placing in propagation media. An old traditional way of helping plants strike roots, so we're giving it a trial run here.

We've made a bigger batch since and left it to seep for 36 hours and it is a lot stronger, darker too.