germinate them them move them to the rock wool cubes
seedlings in them you would not have to water for about a week maybe longer.
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another ethod that ive HEARD works is just to put in a shotglass over night, see what happens ins the seed absorbs the moisture until it pops. thats what ya want..
Also, rock wool is naturally alkaline, so you’ll need to soak it in PH balanced water over night first before putting ANYTHING in it. My plants are currently in rock wool and doing great
Although they take a long time to break down, growers can shred their used blocks down as finely as possible and throw them onto the compost pile. Over time, key elements within basalt rock will leach into the compost and add a nutritional kick to your future soil.
Rockwool is a great medium for growing marijuana. You can take your strain of choice through the whole cannabis life cycle with rockwool. Growers of all levels, using a variety of hydroponic setups are harvesting heavier yields a whole lot sooner. It’s about time you tried rockwool too.
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4. Now your blocks have the correct pH, are loaded with nutrients, and harbour beneficial bacteria and fungi that will fuse to the roots and help them thrive later on in the growing cycle.
Finally, the dense sheets enter a large oven. The heat activates the binding solution and enables the wool fibres to hold their shape.
If you’re growing in soil, you can transplant the Rockwool cubes directly into your new growing medium. Soil growers have a variety of choices when it comes to what to do next. You can transplant into plastic or fabric pots, place your plants into greenhouses or polytunnels, or plant them directly into garden beds.
Now, if you can, place them in a tray with a dome on it. This will help create a little humidity in there which seedlings like. This is not mandatory, but it helps. Whichever you choose, take your cubes and put them in a cool dark place, and leave them alone. The temperature should be roughly 68 degrees F, though my house stays at about 72 and they do fine there. I usually place them above my refrigerator and just leave them for a day or two. My lettuce seedlings sprouted with a quickness the last time I tried, and by the 3rdday they had grown so tall that I had to take the plastic dome off of my container because they were bumping up against the ceiling.
Take 1-2 seeds and insert them carefully into the holes. Use a toothpick or similar object to push them down to the bottom, as you want them to be at the bottom of that hole. Rip or push a piece of the Rockwool over the hole (you don’t have to fill it completely), so that the seed can germinate in a dark moist environment.
Some people claim they use a diluted nutrient solution to water their Rockwool cubes with during germination. Do not do this, as my experience has always been negative. Note the picture below, where I did an experiment by adding a very diluted grow nutrient to the Rockwool cube on the far left. It died within an hour or two, and the others went on to live happy lives. In my opinion, they do not need nutrients until they get into your hydro system.
Important: Do not let the PH of the water go below 5. A Ph this low will damage the fibers of the Rockwool Cube
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In this lesson, we will learn how to start your own seed with Rockwool Cubes. Below is a detailed guide to success with Rockwool, and a step-by-step video tutorial can be found at the bottom of the page.
Most Rockwool cubes come with holes in them, if yours did not, than create a hole in one side that is approximately a quarter inch (0.75 cm) deep.
3 days. Once the first true leaves emerge, we want to select for the strongest one (the one that grew the tallest), and cut off the tops of all other seeds that are growing next to it. Do not pluck them out, as you may uproot it’s neighbors. Simply cut it off as close to the hole as you can without messing with the stronger one that you plan on keeping alive.