- Jan 27, 2013
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Adding willow water to feeding may promote root growth but also will retard lateral growth and promote vertical growth.Im gonna try the willow water sometime.. i wonder what adding a bit of this willow water to a feeding would do? anyone have any input?
The auxins contained in the willow water is a hormone that promote vertical growth and retard lateral growth.
The auxins are delivered throught the plant in the xylem.
Auxins are produed at the growing tips of a plant especially at the terminal bud (@ the apex of the plant) which retards lateral growth, as the terminal bud grows higher less auxins reach the lower part of the plant and the latral branches grow, which in turn produce auxins at thier tip.
Plants that grow like this are called apical and thier growth pattern is called apical dominance.
Here is a link to bending and auxins I posted in the forums if you interested. It is post #19 in the thread - https://www.autoflower.net/forums/f6/auto-berry-marijuana-seeds-nl-outdoor-patio-grow-23055-2.html#post450286