Hydroponics Online Home Home Store Blog Forums FAQs Lesson Plans Pictures

Go Back   Hydroponics Forums Discussions > Hydroponics Discussion Forums > Hydroponic Grow Lights

question on seed germination


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-03-2009, 07:38 AM
op1 op1 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 4
Default question on seed germination

hey ron- hows it goin? have a question on seed germination. looking back on old posts i see you recommend the wet paper towels, then vermiculite tray. my question is this: is the tray on a flood and drain set-up, or is it a flood and stay flooded set-up? also- do you put the vermiculite in the grow rocks, or try to wash off as much as you can before putting in the hydro garden? thanks op

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-03-2009, 07:40 AM
Ron Ron is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,285
Default

You can forgo the napkin step if you want to and just use a cutting tray filled with vermiculite soaked with about 1/2 gallon of plant starter solution like Olivia's Cloning Solution or Ortho's Plant Starter. Don't forget to adjust the pH to around 5.5 Make small holes about 1/4 inch deep and plant each seed in it's own hole. You can cover the tray with a clear top until the seeds start to sprout then remove it.
When the plants are big enough to grab hold of, use a fork to loosen the vermiculite and dip the root ball in a glass of water and the vermiculite will fall away from the roots. Carefully put your grow rocks around the plant roots in your cups. Water immediately.

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.