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Hydroponic Seeds

Hydroponic System DiagramWhen your hydroponic system is built, your pumps and timers have been tested and are functioning properly and the nutrient solutions are mixed and tested, you are ready to plant your garden.

Plants that have been raised in soil can be transplanted in a hydroponic garden if the roots are thoroughly rinsed of all soil and organic material but there is always a risk of introducing pests and disease from the nursery where the plants were propagated. There is also a strong possibility that the plants have been overcrowded, over or under watered and generally stressed.

By starting your plants from seed, you have the most control over the initial development of your crop. As a general rule, seeds are free of pests and disease. If you start your seeds in a hydroponic system, there is no transplant stress or shock and minimal chance of disease.

A seed needs moisture and warm temperatures to germinate, which can be provided in your hydroponic garden, or in a system designed for propagation.

Direct seeding into the hydroponic garden is a common method of propagation. Direct seeding works well in perlite, rockwool or any other medium that is fine enough not to loose the seed in. It is important to thoroughly moisten your growing medium prior to seeding.

To seed directly into perlite (or a similar medium) sprinkle the seeds on the moistened perlite and cover with a thin layer of perlite to keep the seeds from drying out. Follow the directions on the seed packet for planting depth.

Rockwool is most often used in the form of cubes for seed propagation. To plant seeds in rockwool, soak the cube in water or nutrient solution and drop the seed into the hole in the center of the rockwool cube. Many growers seed into rockwool cubes and, when the seedling develops, move the whole cube with the plant in it, into the hydroponic garden. A seedling in a rockwool cube can easily be transplanted into an NFT, ebb and flow or drip system.

Hydroponic System DiagramOnce seeded the growing medium will need to be flushed on a regular basis to keep it moist. You can initially use water for germination, right up to the point that the seed coat cracks open and the radical root is exposed. At that point you have a seedling rather than a seed, which will need water, nutrients, light and warmth. The frequency of flushing your growing medium depends on the type of medium you choose. If you are using perlite or rockwool, it will probably need to be flushed every 2 or 3 hours. The medium and the seeds need to be moist.

Controlling temperature is important for good seed germination. Some growers will start their seeds in an incubator, propagation table or similar device to maintain the ideal temperature throughout the germination process. If proper temperatures are not maintained, germination will be delayed or may not happen at all. If you are using an incubator or propagation table, you can seed directly into the growing medium.

When you plant seed for your hydroponic garden, you should over seed by 25 % -50 %. Once your seeds have developed into seedlings, you can select the strongest plants and keep them. The weaker plants can be removed by pinching the plant off at the base. Pulling the plant out will disturb the roots of the plant that you are keeping.

Listed below are some seeds, kits and germinating equipment for you to get started with.

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Jiffy J3R36 - 36mm Plant Pellet Refill Seedling Seed Starter 36 Count FAST SHIP  picture

Jiffy J3R36 - 36mm Plant Pellet Refill Seedling Seed Starter 36 Count FAST SHIP

$42.49



SEEDS PROPAGATION picture

SEEDS PROPAGATION

$13.81



Barley Seeds 🔥 Bulk 5-10 # Sprouting-Juicing-Malt-Brewing-Beer Making NONGMO picture

Barley Seeds 🔥 Bulk 5-10 # Sprouting-Juicing-Malt-Brewing-Beer Making NONGMO

$15.99



New AeroGarden Seed Pod Kit Pizza Herb 3 POD picture

New AeroGarden Seed Pod Kit Pizza Herb 3 POD

$15.00



Root Riot Cubes For Cuttings and Starting Seeds  picture

Root Riot Cubes For Cuttings and Starting Seeds

$13.50



Seedling Starter Trays, 144 Cells: (24 Trays) + 1 Plant Label, Seed Starting Kit picture

Seedling Starter Trays, 144 Cells: (24 Trays) + 1 Plant Label, Seed Starting Kit

$8.98



Seedling Starter Trays, 144 Cells: (24 Trays) Plus 5 Plant Labels, Seed Starting picture

Seedling Starter Trays, 144 Cells: (24 Trays) Plus 5 Plant Labels, Seed Starting

$10.99



100Pcs Root Grow Sponges Seed Pod For Aerogarden Hydroponic Seedling USA SELLER picture

100Pcs Root Grow Sponges Seed Pod For Aerogarden Hydroponic Seedling USA SELLER

$17.58



Root Riot Replacement Cubes - Organic Seed Moistened Starter Plugs - 1500 Pack picture

Root Riot Replacement Cubes - Organic Seed Moistened Starter Plugs - 1500 Pack

$279.68



Short Stories LED Indoor Planter with USB Adaptor and Basil Seeds picture

Short Stories LED Indoor Planter with USB Adaptor and Basil Seeds

$9.99



Feminized Seed Spray | 1 ounce Bottle for Growing All Female Pollen and Seeds – picture

Feminized Seed Spray | 1 ounce Bottle for Growing All Female Pollen and Seeds –

$35.99



Seedling Heating Mat Waterproof Heat Mat Warm Pads for Plants Seedling 10

Seedling Heating Mat Waterproof Heat Mat Warm Pads for Plants Seedling 10" x 20"

$11.49



Mars Hydro TSW 2000 LED Grow Light, picture

Mars Hydro TSW 2000 LED Grow Light,

$75.00



50 Grow Sponges Kit, Seed Pods Replacement , Refill Pods for Hydroponic Indoor picture

50 Grow Sponges Kit, Seed Pods Replacement , Refill Pods for Hydroponic Indoor

$19.01



Pro-Mix HP Potting Mix Seed Germination Soilless Growing Media Mycorrhizae FAST picture

Pro-Mix HP Potting Mix Seed Germination Soilless Growing Media Mycorrhizae FAST

$95.20



Web Trays(Qty.5) Seed Insert Trays (Qty.30) Gardening and Cloning Supplies picture

Web Trays(Qty.5) Seed Insert Trays (Qty.30) Gardening and Cloning Supplies

$27.99



Tiresias Mist Feminized Seed Spray 4 ounces - PRODUCE YOUR OWN FEMINIZED SEEDS picture

Tiresias Mist Feminized Seed Spray 4 ounces - PRODUCE YOUR OWN FEMINIZED SEEDS

$74.50



5 Pack Seed Starter Tray Plant Starter Kit with Humidit Domes Greenhouse Kit picture

5 Pack Seed Starter Tray Plant Starter Kit with Humidit Domes Greenhouse Kit

$10.99



MET Seedfactor Seedling Heat Mat Hydroponic Heating Pad Home Garden Seed Starter picture

MET Seedfactor Seedling Heat Mat Hydroponic Heating Pad Home Garden Seed Starter

$129.99



Adjustable 10 PCS Seed Starter Trays Seedling Tray Humidity Kit with Dome Tool picture

Adjustable 10 PCS Seed Starter Trays Seedling Tray Humidity Kit with Dome Tool

$20.24