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Germinating and Transplanting.
HOME GROWN
STARTING PLANTS; Soak seeds in damp paper or cotton wool, cover seed with damp paper or cloth, drain off excess water and don't allow to dry out. When the seed root is 2 - 5mm. long place the seed root first in the small hole with tweezers (fig.3). Make sure the root is protected by the open jaws of the tweezers and that the seed or root isn't squashed. Then place seedling block hole up on a plate and wet Rockwool until it won't take any more water. Keep the plate on an angle for drainage, but the seedling blocks shouldn't dry out too much and seedling should come up in a few days. Seedlings can stay on the plate until roots grow from the bottom or sides of the seedling block (fig.4).When this happens seedling are ready to transplanted on to the Rockwool mat in the root chamber. (Before the seedling blocks go into the root chamber the rookwool is soaked in water 24 hours then with hydro juice at half strength.) Roots will grow from seedling block, through and along the under side of the Rockwool mats. Place three to eight plants per side, evenly spaced along the slot, and it will soon grow into mass of green. When the system is operational and plants are growing, the inside of the root chamber should have a rich earthy smell. Three or four plants if your growing them big (outdoors ), eight if your growing fast and flowering early ( under lights ).

When the roots grow from the bottom or sides of the Rockwool block it's ready to transplant into the grow tube. Once the roots have grown into the mat you can hit them with full strength hydro juice. Light proof plastic should be used to cover the top of the root chamber white side up, this is to stop green slime growing on the rockwool. This can only be done when the plant is tall enough, take care not strain or damage the plant.

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