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How to get black locust posts to sprout for living fence?  RSS feed

 
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I have read a few references of trying to keep locust posts from sprouting and rooting. I would like to use living locust posts as a fence. How would i go about encouraging fresh cut locust posts to set root and prosper?
 
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The permies way to do it would be to soak them in willow water.
If you don't have access to willow, buy some rooting hormone at the local garden center.
 
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Another method that I think would be worth trying out is raw honey.
 
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Another way to do it is to put in actual trees instead of posts. They can be as low as $1/tree or seeds are really cheap! They grow quicker on swales.
 
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Keep the hole watered. We had an 8" round hedge post sprout, just because it was in the bottom in the spring where the water table was up above the bottom of the post.
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