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Thread: Using weeping willow to help asparagus crowns

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    Thenashone is offline Germinator
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    Default Using weeping willow to help asparagus crowns

    Hi this might seem a daft question but thought it's better to ask.

    I use willow water and cuttings to help develop roots on my bonsai trees after repoting, and it works really well....

    Well in the allotment I have made my asparagus beds and have the crown's turning up in a few weeks.

    My daft question is if I apply the same logic to the asparagus bed would I see similar results?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thenashone View Post
    Hi this might seem a daft question but thought it's better to ask.

    I use willow water and cuttings to help develop roots on my bonsai trees after repoting, and it works really well....

    Well in the allotment I have made my asparagus beds and have the crown's turning up in a few weeks.

    My daft question is if I apply the same logic to the asparagus bed would I see similar results?
    Well I think the only way to find out is try will update you all on the results. Might make a 2nd bed to compare the results.

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    Interesting. Willow bark contains salicylic acid, which is aspirin. Aspirin is credited with several beneficial effects both on plants and animals (it is well known as a pain killer but also helps thin the blood so can be used for people at risk of heart attacks or strokes). For plants it is recommended as a rooting hormone substitute and also as a spray to protect tomatoes against blight. It does seem to increase germination and growth and help protect plants from diseases. Like everything, you can probably use too much, but it would certainly be an interesting experiment to compare similar beds with and without willow water.
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