Make Rooting Hormone From Willow
With the rains that have arrived this winter - its been a great season for transplanting and propogating. Recently at the Toora Grafting day there was discussion about the various uses of hormone powders vs honey. The issue was - if you were grafting a tree for organic or bio-dynamic purposes the hormone powder would disqualify the tree. Honey is an anti-bacterial agent but does not act as a hormone. Here is an alternative... or course the issue with this one is how to treat the graft. Perhaps dipping it after it has been cut - before tapeing the graft would work. Yet to find myself a Willow - but if you have one handy give the recipe a try this Spring !!