root hormone - Knowledgebase Question

Redondo Beach, Ca
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Question by ClaudiaByru
November 11, 2009
I have a small bed where I planted brocolli starters. Next to it I put some geraniums that I wanted to root by using root hormone. Is this dangerous for the soil?
Should I move the geraniums that have the root hormone on it? I just did it.

Answer from NGA
November 11, 2009
Your broccoli is safe so don't bother moving the plants. Rooting hormone contains IBA (Indole Butyric Acid), a naturally occuring plant growth hormone which encourages cell development. It is perfectly natural and won't harm your broccoli or your geraniums.

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