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Post: # 201Post Honey monster
Fri Dec 03, 2004 2:22 pm

I have taken cuttings from my rosemary plant and all of them are now dying. I pulled them out and noticed that none had rooted. I used normal potting compost. Is there something I am doing wrong??
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Post: # 204Post Jim
Fri Dec 03, 2004 2:59 pm

You need to make a diagonal cut on the base of the cutting and then pull off some of the lower leaves. Then cut about an inch up down to what I think is called the campian layer, if you have any put some hormone rooting powder on it. Then just make sure it's kept watered, it can take a little while to root.

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Post: # 209Post Emma
Sat Dec 04, 2004 3:46 pm

Is hormone rooting powder organic :?

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Post: # 217Post Wombat
Sun Dec 05, 2004 5:44 am

Depends on your definition of "Organic". Rooting powder is a plant hormone that stimulates the plant tp produce roots, I am reasonably sure that it is synthetic rather than plant derived. Mind you, I am not aware of any wholly organic method apart from "stick it in and see if it works".

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Post: # 220Post Andy Hamilton
Sun Dec 05, 2004 7:17 pm

I must admit I have tried just sticking cuttings in to see if that works, it appears to for a while then they all die off. I suppose if I fed them a bit more regularly it may have.
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Post: # 222Post Wombat
Sun Dec 05, 2004 8:30 pm

I have tried it too, and for some things it works, but I think overall that you get better and more reproducible results when rooting powder is used. :D
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Post: # 478Post Wombat
Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:33 pm

G'Day All! :mrgreen:

For Christmas I got the Permaculture Design Manual and in there Bill Mollison mentions that if you chip willow wood down and soak it in water (you get willow water :flower: ).

The willow water is stated to be rich in giberellins, but after research I have found it is actually rich in auxins :? , which are plant hormones and used to assist in rooting of cuttings............so there is a rooting powder alternative which is organic!
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