Does honey work as a rooting hormone?





Sometimes, probably because of its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It’s cheap enough to give it a go: just dissolve a tablespoon of honey (preferably raw honey) in 1 cup of boiling water, let the liquid cool then store in a lidded jar _ it should be good for up to a couple of weeks. To use, prepare your cuttings in the usual way then simply dip in the solution before planting. And be aware that many cuttings will root themselves without additional treatments. If you have a gardening question, email Glenys at