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#61 PaulG

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 08:13 PM

Could this be a page topper?
Oh yeah. Thanks for the assist, Shane 😂

Thanks for the tip. I plan on soaking my seeds
over nite, so hopefully that will help with the
seed jacket issues.

Edited by PaulG, 19 December 2018 - 08:21 PM.

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#62 Walchit

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 09:57 PM

Page topper lol

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 02:32 AM

get em wet, throw seed in

 

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 06:23 PM

That's about as many steps as I can manage  :seeya:
 
Here's what I'm using with my rock wool cubes.
Originally for Jiffy Pellets. I figure the wells will
hold the excess water below the cubes so they
can keep their feet dry.

I have 4 trays with domes for a total of 28 cubes
for the c. chinense first round. Going to try to put
three seeds per cube if I have that many.
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Edited by PaulG, 21 December 2018 - 06:26 PM.

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 10:37 PM

Do you rinse and flush the cubes to adjust for residual alkalinity?


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Posted 21 December 2018 - 11:37 PM

Do you rinse and flush the cubes to adjust for residual alkalinity?

According to the directions, just soak 10-15 seconds (Grodan directions)
in pH adjusted water (5.5-6.5), let drain and put on a surface that keeps
them out of the residual water that drips out. Grodan says leave the sleeve
on until transplanting into soil or other media.

I looked at a gob of rockwool how-to videos and directions. They all
basically say the same thing.

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 12:03 AM

Cool. What that's pretty much consistent with what I've read - that a short soak (didn't mean to type "rinse") and flush is all that's needed to remove the residual lime from the production process. I've seen 30 minutes recommended, but not an extended soak.  I haven't done a lot with non-soil growing methods in the past, but I'm thinking to give rockwool germination another go.  Hopefully it goes well for you and I learn a little more in the process. 

 

Good luck!

 

 


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Posted 22 December 2018 - 05:25 AM

Nice , I've never used those .

Maybe I should. ;)


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Posted 22 December 2018 - 08:23 AM

Someone used them in their glog last year, had great results, my memory is horrible though.

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 09:11 AM

That's about as many steps as I can manage  :seeya:
 
Here's what I'm using with my rock wool cubes.
Originally for Jiffy Pellets. I figure the wells will
hold the excess water below the cubes so they
can keep their feet dry.

I have 4 trays with domes for a total of 28 cubes
for the c. chinense first round. Going to try to put
three seeds per cube if I have that many.
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I ordered in a 72 pellet tray (with pellets) from Lowes last month for $7.97 delivered. Free shipping since I have a Lowes account.

 

I haven't used the tray yet but it's pretty decent for not too floppity. I have some old 25 pellet trays I've been using for germination on a mat.



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Posted 22 December 2018 - 01:28 PM

All the very best Paul for your 2019 grow I will be following your glog closely

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 04:38 PM

Good luck buddy...thinks still aren't popping over here. Temps are good, just old seeds...still hopeful that they may wake up. 

 

Hope to see some hooks from you soon.


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Posted 22 December 2018 - 08:21 PM

Cool. What that's pretty much consistent with what I've read - that a short soak (didn't mean to type "rinse") and flush is all that's needed to remove the residual lime from the production process. I've seen 30 minutes recommended, but not an extended soak.  I haven't done a lot with non-soil growing methods in the past, but I'm thinking to give rockwool germination another go.  Hopefully it goes well for you and I learn a little more in the process. 

 

Good luck!

Thanks, CD. I'll probably treat them like jiffy plugs or

seedling mix plugs and transplant into beverage cups

as soon as the cotys are green.

 

You can learn from my mistakes :rofl:

 

Nice , I've never used those .

Maybe I should. ;)

I figure it's worth a try, Jacques  :scared:

 

Someone used them in their glog last year, had great results, my memory is horrible though.

I've seen them on the forum quite often.

A lot of people use them,

 

 

I ordered in a 72 pellet tray (with pellets) from Lowes last month for $7.97 delivered. Free shipping since I have a Lowes account.

 

I haven't used the tray yet but it's pretty decent for not too floppity. I have some old 25 pellet trays I've been using for germination on a mat.

Will the 72-cell tray fit on the mat?

 

All the very best Paul for your 2019 grow I will be following your glog closely

Thanks, John. Keep an eye out for the 2nd generation

MoA from your seed  :shocked:

 

Good luck buddy...thinks still aren't popping over here. Temps are good, just old seeds...still hopeful that they may wake up. 

 

Hope to see some hooks from you soon. Ditto, brother!

Pullin' for ya Shane :pray: I'm a little trepidatious myself,

although most of my seeds are not as old as some

of yours.  I'm hoping the rock wool does the trick

for me this season.  We'll know by mid-January!


Edited by PaulG, 22 December 2018 - 08:23 PM.

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 08:44 PM

The base of the tray is 19x9". My heat mat is probably an non-standard size being a repurposed water bed heater. It's 34x13½".



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Posted 23 December 2018 - 03:25 PM

The base of the tray is 19x9". My heat mat is probably an non-standard size being a repurposed water bed heater. It's 34x13½".

So you might get the big one and 2 x 25-cell

on the mat in a pinch. When you expand your

grow, that is  :D


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Posted 23 December 2018 - 10:49 PM

Once again, I learn the lesson of patience. The
second seed in one of my Red Rocoto germinated
after 24 days that makes it 4/4 for both the Red
Rocoto and the Aji Amarillo from the AeroGarden:
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I think I will start my seeds sometime right after
Christmas so I have at least a few days extra to
try to restart or replace any that don't germinate.


Edited by PaulG, 24 December 2018 - 03:06 PM.

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 10:59 PM

Are you gonna move that little bugger out of there and replant it elsewhere?

 

I did a count today. I have 64 definite plants and 16 more in the "most likely" category. Every cup/pellet has sprouted at least one of the 3-4 seeds. I need to start another tray soon to make my hundred start quota.



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Posted 23 December 2018 - 11:09 PM

Are you gonna move that little bugger out of there and replant it elsewhere?
 
I did a count today. I have 64 definite plants and 16 more in the "most likely" category. Every cup/pellet has sprouted at least one of the 3-4 seeds. I need to start another tray soon to make my hundred start quota.

Wow, that is a full-on grow DW! Sounds
like a good first round.

I will probably let the 2nd Rocoto and Aji
seedlings get a set of true leaves, then
just root them in water as cuttings just for
fun. If they take, I will probably plant them
and give them away.

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 11:38 PM

I almost fried 20. Never used a LED array before and hung the light at about 8" above since this setup is in a colderarea. Seemed like a smart move at the time since the light is so cool. Now I have some bleached out and otherwise discolored leaves. I pulled the light up to about 2' when I added new plants. I think they'll be okay

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 02:17 PM

Always wanted an aerogarden. I hear they give good results.

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