marillen at earthlink.net
Fri Feb 27 16:47:40 EST 2004
It very well might, depending on the plant being rooted & other factors. Aspirin & it's precursor, salicylate, have been shown to increase rooting percentage of Cannabis, but dramatically reduce root initiation of apple (references upon request).
Willow water is a complex mixture of chemicals, so it could be that other components have a greater impact on root initiation than salicylate.
From: Lisa Almarode <lisaalmarode at yahoo.com>
Sent: Feb 26, 2004 10:56 AM
To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] M9
I like this story!
Willow trees contains some natural sort of rooting
hormone, and the active component of aspirin
originated in willow bark - this is pretty tenuous,
but might aspirin encourage rooting/root growth?
Lisa in Ashland Oregon
> This may not be directly relevant, but I remember a
> delightful & interesting story told to us by Dr.
> Gary Couvillon at University of Georgia. He knew of
> a very successful nursery that had established a
> reputation over the years of selling trees that
> would not die. Every tree or bush they sold
> included a bottle of "magic pills" with instructions
> to dissolve one pill in a 5 gallon bucket of water
> immediately after planting and each week thereafter
> during the first year and apply the concoction to
> the tree. The nursery owner confided to Professor
> Couvillon that the magic pills were just aspirin,
> but he found it was an effective way to get people
> to water the young trees regularly. Earlier in his
> career, he had problems with having to replace trees
> that had died from lack of water despite carefully
> including instructions to water regularly.
> (The aspirin may, incidentally, have had some effect
> on eliciting pathogen defense response that would
> aid in warding off disease, but probably the main
> effect was to elicit the people to water!)
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