Any of You use peroxide in water or soil for rooting

jenny_3947(7)August 24, 2008

Sometimes ago I came across an article regarding water rooting. There was no mention on changing the water, but the starting water was 90% tap water, 10% peroxide. When transferring from water to soil, there was again mention of a potting soil watered with that same solution.

Any of You try it? What do you think

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albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)

I am one of the several here who don't start in water. Assuming you are talking about over-the-counter peroxide I cannot see where that amount of peroxide would help or hinder.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2008 at 10:52AM
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i have never heard of that, but heck anything is possible. i know that that particular solution is used for the dampening off. ( when you grow the seeds and they get the mildew) just in case ya didn't know :') ~Medo

    Bookmark   August 25, 2008 at 6:07PM
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angelady777 (was angelady on GW) - Zone 6(6)

I use a 20:1 solution or 10:1 myself. I have found that it helps significantly. I don't get any damping off now, and I don't get mold or mildew, either. There are also numerous other reasons why hydrogen peroxide should be considered, but all I know is that I'm not going back to plain water. I really like my results since I started with this solution. I hope you find what works best for you!


    Bookmark   November 14, 2008 at 12:21AM
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ibartoo(z8 sc)

I use it regularly in anything that I root in water. It does seem to help. I do change the water regularly and keep the peroxide solution stable. I won't use plain water any more either. Linda

    Bookmark   November 14, 2008 at 9:37AM
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