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General Hydroponics Rapid Rooter Grow Plugs – Item of the Day — 7 Comments

  1. What brand net cups/pots did you prefer.  Also do you use Texas Tomato food or the trio you highlighted from amazon as your fluid?  Thanks

     

    • I use CZ net cups as they are the best I have found https://amzn.to/2xvfCpu

      On fertilizer I use both Master Blend https://amzn.to/2WKbyfO and Texas Tomato Food https://amzn.to/2UDolxZ

      Neither has worked really better but the Texas Tomato Food may be better for long term use (tomatoes, peppers, etc) especially in large kratky containes, but that is just a guess. The Texas Tomato Food is easier to mix, the good news is I am going to cover it all in depth on todays show.

    • Officially one and done but I reuse them and discussed it on Friday’s show.

      I use plain old drugstore hydrogen peroxide at about 30% with water to soak and reuse.

      I reuse some with smaller root systems and I always reuse the ones that fail to germinate. Some I have used a third time they get weak by then. If they have big roots in them I use them once and compost.

  2. I’m about 3 weeks into my first try at hydroponics using Jack’s method of Rapid Rooter plugs, net pots,  aster blend mix, aluminum chaffing trays and the little indoor green house and I really love it. I’ve started a bunch of seed and am transplanting out into pots since I don’t have a way to do grow lights (no electricity yet). The only problem I’m having is that I can’t get amazon to ship the Rapid Rooter plugs to me anymore. Last month I got two packages but this month it won’t ship to my residence address anymore. Do you have a second best type of starting medium you could recommend? Thanks!

    • Finally able to order more Rapid Rooter plugs. Yeah!

      In case it ever happens again though or I want to shift to something less expensive or more reusable. Do you have a second best recommendation?

      Thanks again.

  3. Did you decide on a better pan and a better board?  You mentioned that you would talk about that later but I have watched all the videos in the Kratky series and nothing else was recommended.  You mentioned both an 18 hour light cycle and a 14 hour cycle.  Have you noticed any difference?  Jack, thank you so much for recommending this setup.  I have grown tomatos, various herbs, beans, corn, sunflowers and zucchini and transplanted into the garden with wonderful results.  I do not even plant the lettuces and other greens in the garden but harvest from this system as they grow so fast.  I use the fertilizer you recommend – Urban Farms Texas Tomato Food and Vegetable Fertilizer.

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