Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by Shredder111, Sep 7, 2008.
How do you make cloning water from a willow and how do you use it???
Cloning water? Im sure it exists but its easier to just go out to your local hydro store and get rooting compound or rooting gel. Dip the end of the cutting in it and put it in your propagator. Voila...roots.
yes cut up some willow, mush it up to a paste let it stand a week and then dip your plants/clones in.
app its a real good organic way to clone.
Oh cool...Learn something new everyday. Even though this wasn't my thread thanks mental.
Make Your Own Rooting Hormone With Willow Water!
The active ingredient of many commercial rooting products is Indolebutyric Acid (IBA), a natural plant hormone. Although store-bought rooting hormone powders now use a synthetic version of IBA, you can try the real thing by making a batch of willow water.
Here's what you do:
1. Get a handful of willow twigs (any Salix species will do)
2. Cut them into pieces a few inches long
3. Soak the twigs in a few inches of water for a day or two; then remove the twigs.
4. Use the willow water to soak cuttings in overnight, or to water flats of newly started cuttings, or to help transplants.
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.
hope this helps.
NO. I don't want rooting gel because it's synthetic garbage. Thanks for the great info everyone.
If you actually read the link..
It's not "synthetic garbage."
It's 100% organic, it creates a gloop that is similar in texture to rooting gel.
(From the page)
Contributed by: ¤SpiritusDomini¤ & Flowerman.
Cut some willow branches (All willow species produce this natural rooting hormone), into 2" or 4" long pieces (enough pieces to fill a bowl).
Put the willow cuttings into a big kettle (or pot) on the stove, fill with water (all cuttings should be are covered by water). Turn on minimum heat setting, cover with a lid, and leave on low (but do not boil) for 2 hours. Then turn off heat and leave kettle covered for 12 hours.
After the mixture has cooled for 12 hours, the water should be a dark brown. Strain out the water, and discard the branches. Pour the mixture into a container with a plastic top with holes pre-made, and just drop your cuttings in. Let the clones sit in the hormone for 12 to 24 hours (thus allowing the cuttings to fully absorb the rooting hormones), then plant into your medium.
Use as much rooting hormone as you require, then discard the used portion. The unused hormone can be stored in the ice box for years
Perhaps you should have looked at the link properly.
Not hating on you, i just don't feel theres a need to be rude to someone who has actually given you honest/decent help.
WTF, who are you? I wasn't talking about the willow water being "synthetic garbage", I was referring to cloning gel which is synthetically made. If you actually read what I was saying instead of searching for a pointless argument, my response might have been different. Not hating on you, I just don't feel there's a need for you to be telling me what I should have done when infact you are the one who doesn't understand.
Thanks Crazy-Mental, stored away for the future.
Yo bro what you said didnt make any sense, you quoted the link to the 100% organic willow water rooting hormone and called it synthetic garbage. Honest mistake just dont come at people throats for saying something about it.
Yeah dude, thanks, this is some great info
Actually, I didn't make a mistake, I was thinking of two things at once and didn't specify..
Oh, my bad... SORRY EVERYONE.. haha. I thought the dude I quoted was telling me to go look it up in the grow faq when in fact it was a link to the actual directions. I'm an idiot, sorry again.
It's all good man everybody makes mistakes, smoking weed a lot will do it haha
Did you read the link. It's talking about just what your looking for. Making rooting hormaones with willow tree branchs. Glad I took the time to seacrh for it just like you could have done. Last time I help you out.
M4A1, did you read my appology? Sorry dude, I thought you were telling me to go look in the grow FAQ, I didn't know it was a link...
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