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Gelling my own rooting hormone?

Posted by ms_minnamouse 7b (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 1, 08 at 12:54

I want to buy a specific rooting hormone that comes in liquid form. You're supposed to dilute it but when I dilute it, I want to turn it into gel. I should probably use agar, right? But what kind? Wouldn't food gelatin make it moldy?

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RE: Gelling my own rooting hormone?

Food gelatin may be quick to mold except under the most exacting laboratory conditions.

RE: Gelling my own rooting hormone?

Yeah, I'm not very stringent with gardening. That's why I said I didn't think food gelatin would be a good idea.

RE: Gelling my own rooting hormone?

Do you need to keep it in that gel form for a long time? Agar agar is also food, so it is likely going to mold as well.

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