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I have been told you can use honey to propagate rose bush and other cuttings instead of rooting powder. is this true

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,250

    Never heard that one

  • Have you heard this from a mate of a mate of a mate-or from where.?

    Unless it is April 1st

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,257

    No auxins in honey as far as I know.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,257

    even if it did work, decent honey costs a lot more than a little pot of rooting powder or gel

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,250

    That's true fb. and you'd have the added problem of wasps round your cuttings

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,257

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    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
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