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Definition of willow water

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Definition as written by Calalily:

Willow water contains a hormone that helps plants root. To make willow water any species of willow will work.
Collect young willow branches and cut them into small pieces. It will take 3 or 4 small branches to make a gallon of willow water. Add the pieces to a gallon of water and over very LOW heat, heat for 10-12 hours. DO NOT BOIL. Let cool and bottle. Be sure to mark the container so no one will drink it by accident. To use, put cuttings in a glass or jar and cover the ends with the willow water overnight. Stick cuttings in your normal way after removing from the water.

Definition as written by talinum:

Another recipe for willow water. Mash or cut into 1 inch pieces a bundle of willow twigs. Do not use leaves. Cover twigs with water and soak overnight. Remove branches and keep in the refrigerator. Do this weekly. Toss out old willow water each week as it will spoil.

Definition as written by nacholibre:

FYI there is a small chemical company that makes a willow water concentrate containing some alcohol. The alcohol aids in the solubiluty of the IBA auxin hormone out of the willow twigs. The alcohol also acts a sanitizer for your cuttings and associated equipment when propagating. I have tried making this myself using 80 proof / 40 percent vodka to extract the hormone out of the willow branches with huge success. However if you dont have access to willow branches or vodka ;-) you can order this product called ProRoot from this website.

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