Willow as a root growth hormone?
I have researched and discovered recently about using the growing shoots from willow trees and making a tea/infusion with these to use as an all-natural root growth hormone. Does this work well, and should I use it when I plant my tomatoes out in the garden (mid-April)? I bury most of the plant sideways and remove the leaves that would otherwise be underground. I imagine planting them and then watering them with this willow "tea" would help the stems to root faster...am I right, and are there any risks to the plant in doing this?