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CustardVape

Question about Clover MPC

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Hey guys, I've got some Clover MPC which I'll be using for my auto run in the greenhouse this year.

I've currently got six beans just sprouting in a paper towel.

My question is can I plant the just sprouted seeds directly into the Clover or will it be too hot for the young seedlings?

 

Any advice much appreciated.

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Straight into the clover mate. Won’t have any problems… I’ve done it many times. 
 

I’ve done three years of balcony grows with it and been great every time. Lovely stuff. 

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No problems with seedlings here either. Just be careful where you source it from as the last two bags from the big river I got had loads of springtails in it.

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Giving BioBizz a try this round

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@Military Grade Yes I ordered from the big river. Ill keep an eye open for the little fuckers.

Thanks for the quick replies much appreciated :smokin:

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That particular picture above was one of the plants that was runty and didn't drink very fast so the soil was wet for much longer between waterings which didn't help matters. The other plants in there at the same time were drinking at a normal rate so managed to keep the numbers very low in their pots, it was just that one runty plant they was running wild lol

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Just now, Military Grade said:

That particular picture above was one of the plants that was runty and didn't drink very fast so the soil was wet for much longer between waterings which didn't help matters. The other plants in there at the same time were drinking at a normal rate so managed to keep the numbers very low in their pots, it was just that one runty plant they was running wild lol

Is there anything you can do to kill them , or just run with it?

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1 minute ago, CustardVape said:

Is there anything you can do to kill them , or just run with it?

Only thing i found was letting the pot dry enough between waterings, I did try multiple doses of hydrogen peroxide treatment but it didn't seem to help. If the plants are health and drinking quick you should be ok:yep:

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What's wrong with springtails? I have them all the time in Ecothrive soil ... 

 

Springtails are generally considered to be beneficial creatures because they help break down decaying plant material by feeding and excreting, thereby participating in the nutrient cycle, which in turn helps improve soil health and structure.

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18 minutes ago, Canna Denfour20 said:

What's wrong with springtails? I have them all the time in Ecothrive soil ... 

 

Springtails are generally considered to be beneficial creatures because they help break down decaying plant material by feeding and excreting, thereby participating in the nutrient cycle, which in turn helps improve soil health and structure.

Many would argue against that opinion from experience.

 

Also in most publications say when in high numbers they causes havoc and harm your plant. Definitely not a beneficial situation.

 

There is also the belief they eat the little hairs on the roots restricting the nute uptake.

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Just a snippet from what came up on google

 

"Springtails eat bacteria, fungi, lichens, algae and decaying vegetation, Some species eat plant roots or nibble on tender young plants, occasionally damaging potted or greenhouse plants."

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In my opinion it’s tidy pal.

done all my outdoor grow in it this year straight from tap root to shoot.

The only thing I would do is put a handful of perlite in with it as it’s difficult to tell if it’s been over watered.

Good luck.

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Best compost available, no worries with planting wetted seeds, just pop the pots in plastic bag or cling film top to keep humidity up until they are above ground and free fron seed casing, then uncover them good luck

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You can microwave the compost to kill any nasties, or put in a bucket and pour boiling water over it and allow to soak. 

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Obviously before planting

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