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CharLadyCharLady Posts: 5

Hello Everyone,

I have a random query with regards to honey and water. I know that it can be used as  rooting hormone and help promote root grow for cuttings but would there be any benefits to using a similar solution on seedlings  mature plants? 

Would it increase  growth or would it encourage pests?

Just wondering!

Charlotte x


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,490

    Hi Charlotte. That is a new one on me but I do know of success with custard powder and soluble Vitamin C tablets. If it works - go for it.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,496

    I can't imagine anything sticky being good for seedlings, but go ahead and prove me wrong and let us know about it image

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  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    i quite often put honey on the wound where i have cut a branch off of something & know about using it as rooting hormone, not heard about seedlings or making other things grow, i think my only concern is you could end up with a lot of ants being attracted to  it :)

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    Honey is actually an antibacterial and so might be more likely to be used as that in rooting. It's not a hormone.

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