Willow Tea as a Rooting Hormone: Willow bark contains natural plant growth hormones & thus is a FREE easy to make rooting hormone used to propagate plant cuttings. How to make Willow Tea: Collect young twigs/stems of any of willow species with green or yellow bark. Remove all leaves. Cut the twigs into short pieces about 1", & place them in a heatproof container. Cover the cut stems with boiling water, just as you would when brewing tea. Allow the willow and water to steep overnight.
#CUTTINGS: The best time of day to take cuttings for propagation is early, early in the morning. The plants natural rooting hormones are highest up in the tips of the plants in the morning, so you stand a better chance of propagation by taking your cuttings as early as you can. This applies even if you apply a rooting hormone to your cuttings.
Sugar As a Lawn Fertilizer: Plain table sugar spread on your lawn is an organic gardening method to keep weeds at bay. Sugar gets rid of weeds,does not add any nutrients to the soil--it actually depletes it of nitrogen. When soil has less nitrogen, native plants which do not need high nutrients thrive. Read more: http://www.ehow.com/about_6404819_sugar-lawn-fertilizer.html#ixzz2XmeZ0jHm