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How Honey Can Help Your Rooted Plants Thrive
Rather than relying on expensive chemical rooting hormones or hydroponic systems, you can use honey to help plants produce a healthy root system directly in the soil.
Since it's an organic substance, honey will help plants become naturally resistant to bacterial or fungal infections, like root rot, which fresh cuttings are particularly susceptible to.
Moreover, honey contains enzymes that break down complex sugars into forms more easily absorbed, giving the plant an abundant energy source while promoting root growth.
To put honey to work for your plants, first dissolve two tablespoons of honey into one cup of hot water, which you will dip your plants into once cooled.
Prepare your cuttings by ensuring that each is at least six inches long with the cut made at a 45-degree angle. Then, dip them into the cool honey solution, coating the cutting.
Plant your cutting in soil, making sure the honey-covered section is fully covered. Gently press the soil around the plant to secure it and promote a strong root system.