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Can you prune roots in a hydroponics situation?

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#1 nmlarson


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:45 PM

I'm wondering why you couldn't do a bit of root pruning in a deep water container to encourage a more vigorous root mass. Also, to keep nutrient at a higher level. Any thoughts?

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 07:17 AM

You can prune chiles pretty much as you want, it's hard to kill a chile.


This is a tepin I pruned, put it back in aeroponics and had fruit soon.


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 01:50 AM

Yeah it doesnt seem to be a problem, I chop out huge solid sections of roots in my out door hydro set up to
make more room for new roots and water flow.

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