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Rooting Hormone on seedlings?

Posted by cebiginalaska 3a (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 19, 13 at 16:41

Hello. I am going to try and make a DIY rooting hormone for my Sans cuttings and I was wondering if anybody uses it for seedlings that have sprouted but haven't formed their "First real leaves" took one of the seedlings out of the soil (accidentally) and it looked like it was starting to try and form additional roots (other than the primary root) but it hasn't formed any lateral roots yet.


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RE: Rooting Hormone on seedlings?

Rooting hormones? Never. Just transplant them to individualt cells/containers. It is the act of transplanting them the first time that triggers the fibrous root development. You can wait for the first true leaves to develop but you don't have to. I transplant 100s a day as this stage you have now. Withing 24 hours the fibrous roots develop.

Dave


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RE: Rooting Hormone on seedlings?

You don't use rooting hormones on seedlings. You'd do them more harm than good


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RE: Rooting Hormone on seedlings?

I read somewhere where you can use the Willow root growing hormones on seeds or seedlings as well as cuttings.


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RE: Rooting Hormone on seedlings?

One can "read" all sorts of things, all sorts of claims.

Not only are millions of seeds germinated annually without using them but ask a commercial grower if they ever use rooting hormones for seedlings (much less willow root). Just don't be offended when they laugh or say "what on earth for"?

Been in the nursery business for over 50 years now and rooting hormones reside in the cuttings greenhouse, not the seedlings houses.

But if you want to find out for yourself, go for it.

Dave


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RE: Rooting Hormone on seedlings?

Thanks for the input Dave. Will only use it for the cuttings :)


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RE: Rooting Hormone on seedlings?

Have researched mycorrhizae fungus that can be added to the soil to help with root development. I bought a bag and it's a very dust like powder that you can sprinkle or dissolve in water. I mostly forgot about it, but the few plants I did add it to, did not show any difference what-so-ever from their neighbors. Perhaps it's more useful out in the garden where this beneficial fungus is supposidly becoming scarce. Am curious tho, if anyone else has tried it and if they noticed anything.


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RE: Rooting Hormone on seedlings?

no. waste of money.


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