rapid rooter

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    bigsourD

    bigsourD Well-Known Member

    I picked up some rockwool and some of these starter plugs called rapid rooter at my hydro store last week. The guy at the store had tomatoes germinating in some of the plugs inside a humidity station that were looking really robust and had really nice root systems. I thought i would try it out with some bagseed. I put the seed in the hole, the plugs already came moist enough, put the humidity lid on top of the tray, sat it in darkness for 2-3 days, and up they sprouted. But I did something wrong, as you can tell by the pictures the stems grew way too long. Just wondering if anyone has ever used this and any help as to what I should do?

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    tom__420

    tom__420 Well-Known Member

    They stretched out because they were sitting in darkness for a few days. Plant them in soil up to the cotyledons and you should be good
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    chitownsmoking

    chitownsmoking Guest


    good shit tom excellent advice
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    amv

    amv Active Member

    ive used the rapid rooter plugs n they did great some of my tap roots were out of the bottom of the plugs 5-6 inches , afterward i ran into problems but not with the rapid rooters
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    chitownsmoking

    chitownsmoking Guest

    rapid rooters over rockwool anyday of the week
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    FilthyFletch

    FilthyFletch Mr I Can Do That For Half

    I didnt like them intitially but have gotten to like them. I still prefer rockwool but the plugs do great and are best fro soil growing for sure. As stated they stretched as they didnt have light. Since you had these and put sides in them they didnt have to be in the dark like say a seed in a paper towel. Next time plop the seed in pinch the hole close put in a dome tray and put a florescent shop light right on top and the day they pop out remove the dome lid and get the light right down almost on top.Good grows
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    bigsourD

    bigsourD Well-Known Member

    I appreciate the help.

    I was told that these plugs would fit directly into the rockwool and that was my plan. But you guys are saying soil??
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    FilthyFletch

    FilthyFletch Mr I Can Do That For Half

    They will fit into rockwool cubes. i have a bunch in rockwool cubes now I just prefer rockwool in to rockwool as it fits tighter and the ph is the same and these can ciontract a bit if they do get to dry and squeeze the bottom of the stalk. in soil they are awesome just bury it and go. But they will work fine in rockwool cubes too just i prefer rockwool into rockwool

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