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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 Posts: 36,836

    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.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,054

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

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • 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: 6,901

    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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