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starting cannabis seeds in rapid rooters

In terms of water, is it best to go with something from this list with a pH of 7? http://www.invalid.com/t/ph-levels-of-bottled-water.224184/

Help With Germination Setup

This is my first grow. I got a Rapid Rooter tray and this T5 light: http://growershouse.com/grow-crew-t5-ho-strip-light-2-ft-1-lamp I also have a Jiffy Mini-Greenhouse that’s not vented.

I’m going to try germinating 4 feminized Kolossus seeds by using something like this method here: http://www.growweedeasy.com/germinate#starter-cubes-seedling-plugs

This guide cautions against Rapid Rooters and humidity domes: http://www.mandalaseeds.com/Guides/Germination-Guide

Seems like everyone’s got their own take on it. Since I’m only going to be using 4 Rooters in the tray, what’s the best way to use water? I read some people soak the plugs, but some say not to, and that Mandala guide says not to use a humidity dome, but some say you want to for germination. Should I put it on, but in such a way that there’s some breathing room for the plugs?

Also, I read that for the tray, you fill it 1/4″ deep with water, which seems like a lot for only 4 plugs. I don’t want to mess up the process. I’m planning to put the rest in a zip-lock bag, and store them. I have a personal mister I can use to mist the tops too to keep things moist, but I think I read some say that’s unnecessary.

In terms of water, is it best to go with something from this list with a pH of 7? http://www.invalid.com/t/ph-levels-of-bottled-water.224184/

I did try to germinate some black bamboo seeds in Jiffy pellets once, and everything failed. I might have watered too much, or waited too long to plant the seeds and they might have dried out. Maybe it’s also due to the Jiffy pellets sucking. I want 100% success with my expensive cannabis seeds.

Let me know what you think. Thanks in advance.

Starting cannabis seeds in rapid rooters
When I place the clone in the hole I carefully tear a piece of the rooter off from around the rim and stuff it in as a shim to support the clone and eliminate air from getting to the new root zone.

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bluegrass

lovelightpower

i use root riot which i reckon is the same thing.
i mix a litre of water with tarantula and piranha benificial fungi and bacteria.
then plonk my RR cubes in the mix squash them all down, then they fill up with the liquid.
i squash them a few times then take them out one at a time squeezing out nearly all the moisture.

the roots come out nice and thick.

ukcheesehead

Guest

i use root riots as well soke them for 20mins in water then ring them out. take cutting dip in clonex place in cube and puta propagater under a enviro 125w (2ft away)


i spray clones n cubes 2 times a day
roots after 6 days

bluegrass

hererisssh

Premium Member

I’ve had fantastic success with Rapid Rooters. Consider them a soil less medium. I add a tiny drop of bloom fert and cannazyme (at maybe 1/10 strength) to some water and pH balance to 6 or so and soak them. I use Clonex rooting gel but any rooting hormone should work fine. Squeeze the excess water out of them before you place the clone. When you squeeze gently water should not pour out. Moist not wet.

When I place the clone in the hole I carefully tear a piece of the rooter off from around the rim and stuff it in as a shim to support the clone and eliminate air from getting to the new root zone.

I use an inset tray with spaces for the rooters, a regular tray and a dome and only do a dozen or so at a time. I’ll fill the middle two rows of the inset with clones and pour a little water on the outside grooves of the bottom tray to keep humidity up.

I mist them immediately with a Vita-Grow Anti Wilt solution but I don’t think that’s necessary. Be sure to check on the regularly as they have a tendency to absorb too much water if there’s too much in the tray. Don’t be afraid to squeeze them gently with the clone in to get excess water out.

In summer I use a 75 watt equiv. CFL on 24 hrs and mist with at least once a day without a heat pad. In winter they’ll take 3 or 4 times as long without a heating pad. My quickest mom roots in 5 days and most of the rest go 7-10 but I do have a couple real stubborn ones that go 12-14.

Sorry for the long winded response, hope it works out great for ya