germinating in x stream propagator please help! hydroponics
Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:41 AM
Hi Ive got 10 fem blueberry coming tomorrow but don't know the way to go with them .
Ive got a heated propagator and 1" rock wool. I wont to put them in my TWIN AMAZON AEROPONIC but first to be build them up in my x-stream.
so my main worries are should I yous the rockwool way or has any one ever growen from seed in the x-stream with Neoprene Clone Collars. and if so do i need Repeat Cycle Timer as i have everything but this. Thanks!!
Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:00 PM
just need to know how long before i put in amazon do you reckon?
and have you done this before and if so what do you do with the amazon.
like do you leave it 24/7 1h on and 1h off ect. thanks!!
This post has been edited by michaelharris1978: 03 April 2012 - 05:02 PM
Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:51 PM
The amazon system is great for fast growth, the problem with it is space, I only normally plant out 16 and select the 10 strongest, I flip to 12 around 2/2 1/2 weeks, you need to keep on top of the jets they do block quite often, the system runs 24/7
Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:07 PM
so if ive got it right just use my normal heated propagator with just rockwool Cubes 36mm for 2/3 weeks and skip x-stream and put them in amazon on 24/7 with weak nuts
Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:08 PM
I would follow through some grows on here and look at germinating in the faqs/other peoples grows.
Resist the urge to tinker with the babys until they have a good rootsytem and at least two true sets of leaves apart from uppotting them as the roots start to escape the sides of the medium.
Rockwool likes to be damp not piss wet through all that does is remove the space for air in there. Many reccomend just dipping the corner into a weak nute mix and then squeezing any excess moisture out.
Get a ppm meter and a ph meter.
Don't nute too soon,
Don't be scared of waiting and doing nothing for a few days.
Make sure the cubes don't dry out in a heated propogator.
The only thing you can grow in a rush is shit bush.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:34 PM
Hi Michael, im sorry if I haven't made myself clear, but I never put seeds in rockwool into the x-stream, the x-stream is meant for clones/cuttings not seeds.
I put seeds into rockwool, when the roots drop through the cube and get to a decent lenght(about 2/3 weeks, I put them into the amazon baskets with pebbles then into the amazon system.
I would be tempted to take them out of the x-treme and once they have popped up get them under a vegin light, stop those blocks getting to soggy
Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:54 PM
Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:52 AM
the light has 19,200 lumens and ive got just above the lid and put a fan this mornig blowing over the lid. dose this sound right? thanks!!
Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:36 PM
16 are now in week 2 in the twin amazon and the four ive left in the x-stream have grown in to monsters and will be potting them up in some coco as they where only there in-case some of the others didn't make it.thanks again 420 and nice one