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Willow as a root growth hormone?

15 years ago

I have researched and discovered recently about using the growing shoots from willow trees and making a tea/infusion with these to use as an all-natural root growth hormone. Does this work well, and should I use it when I plant my tomatoes out in the garden (mid-April)? I bury most of the plant sideways and remove the leaves that would otherwise be underground. I imagine planting them and then watering them with this willow "tea" would help the stems to root I right, and are there any risks to the plant in doing this?

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