Last Updated on October 30, 2022
Let’s gain some knowledge about how to use rapid rooters. Rapid rooters are made up of organic materials and composted tree bark. It is a great medium for germinating seeds and cuttings, especially for your hydroponics.
Rapid rooter is one of the best grow plug to grow your seedlings and rooted cuttings. It will enhance the growth of your roots and it is easy to use, efficient, and clean.
How to Use Rapid Rooters for Your Hydroponic
Rapid rooters can both be transplanted in hydroponics and into dirt or soil making them versatile. So follow the steps below to know how to use rapid rooters for your hydroponic garden or soil:
- Step 1- Soak your Rapid Rooter Plugs
Get distilled water and soak your rapid rooter plugs to rehydrate them. You can soak them for a few hours or up to 24 hours.
Before putting your rapid rooter inside its holes where the seeds are to be placed, you can tear a tiny part from the bottom. This way, the seeds are kept in a dark place. When you are done soaking, put the rapid rooter plugs in the grow tray.
- Step 2 – Seed Planting
Next is to plant your seeds. Put a seed or more in the holes of each plug. To enhance the rate of successful germination for each of the rapid rooter plug, we recommend you plant more than a seed. These seeds need low light or darkness for seed germination.
- Step 3 – Keep Moist and Cover Grow Tray
You will need to keep the rapid rooter moist by filling the grow tray with about a ¼ inch of water in the tray below. The rapid rooter plug can absorb moisture from the tray and stays hydrated.
The success of the germination rate will increase if you apply some heat. To keep a warm temperature, you can make use of a seedling heat mat below the tray.
Cover the tray with a dome so it can remain in a warm and damp condition. Over-watering them too much is a bad idea.
Transplanting Your Seedlings from Rapid Rooters Plugs
After a couple of weeks, the seedlings sprout, therefore, they can now be placed under light to boost their growth. When the roots start shooting out of the bottom of the rapid rooter plug, that’s a sign to sign it’s ready to be transplanted into your hydroponics or dirt.
Transplanting to Your Hydroponics
You can transplant your seedlings into any hydroponic grow medium, you can also transplant into dirt or soil. After transplanting them into your hydroponic system, supply just a little dose of nutrient solution.
How to Use Rapid Rooters for Cloning
Apart from making use of rapid rooters for your seed germination, they are also a perfect choice for starting clones. Also, you can use the cloned plant for your hydroponic or dirt. Follow these steps to use rapid rooters for cloning your plants.
Cloning your plants with rapid rooters is pretty similar to seed germination. The first thing to do is to soak your rapid rooter in distilled water for a couple of hours to rehydrate them. Now place the rapid rooter in the growing tray that is meant for holding your clones.
Afterward, obtain a cutting of the plant you wish to clone, the cuttings should some leaves and stem of a minimum of 2 inches. The bottom of the stem should be an inch or two inches bare. You can take away some leaves at the bottom of the stem to expose them.
Cut the base of the stem into an angle of 45 degrees. Now insert your prepared cuttings into a rooting hormone. You can now put the cutting into the hole of the rapid rooter. Push the cutting down the rapid rooter so it can stand upright. Now put the clone in your rapid rooter tray and do the above steps for other clones.
Keep this set up in a dark place and medium heat conditions to promote growth. Therefore, we recommend you use a flat surface tray and heat mat underneath. The tray underneath should also be damp. Do this by putting filling the tray with around a quarter-inch of water. You should begin to see roots shooting out of the base of the rapid rooter plug after a couple of weeks.
Transplant them to your hydroponics or soil.
How do you use rapid rooter plugs?
This is a very good question. Rapid rooter plugs are one of the most effective ways to remove roots from your lawn. They are also useful for other jobs, such as plugging cracks in concrete, repairing foundation walls, and removing stumps. There are many different types of rapid rooter plugs, but all of them work on the same principle.
First, they are used to create a small trench in the ground where you want roots removed. You may use a power trowel or even a trowel with a blade to dig this trench. Then you insert the plug into the hole and tamp it down so that it is firmly in place. Rapid Rooter Plugs for Lawns If you want to remove roots from your lawn, then the first thing you should do is to dig out the area around the roots. This means you have to remove soil from the immediate vicinity of the roots. If you don’t dig up the roots, they will grow back and you will not be able to remove them again. You can use a regular garden trowel to dig out the roots, but it is much easier to use a power trowel to do the job. You will need a power trowel that has a blade.
To get the best results, you should dig a trench about six inches deep. You may use a power trowel to do this job, but it is easier to use a shovel. You should dig out the root, cut it off at the base, and then dispose of it in a garbage bin. For those who have an older lawn, it might take a bit more time for the grass to grow back. With a new lawn, you should notice that it is growing back quickly. You should be able to see results within a couple of weeks, depending on how big of a hole you dug. The area around the hole should look much better once the roots are removed. You should also be able to see that the roots have been removed. Once you remove all the roots, you can fill up the hole with soil and grass seed. If you want to plant flowers or shrubs in your garden, you can do that now. You will need to keep up with mowing and watering, but you can do this easily by using a power mower and sprinkler system.
How do you store Rapid Rooter plugs?
I would say that any type of storage is good for this type of product, but I would suggest keeping them out of direct sunlight or light of any kind. If you do put them in the freezer, make sure that you keep the moisture level low so that they don't freeze up. I have also heard that if you keep them on a regular basis in your refrigerator, they last longer. You can also clean them by soaking them in vinegar for about 15 minutes and then wash them off in warm water. You might want to keep them in an airtight container to keep them from drying out. I have had my rapid rooter plugs for about 6 years now. They are still good. I keep mine in the freezer because it is cold.
When can I transplant from Rapid Rooter?
To get the best growth, we recommend transplanting your rapid rooter as soon as possible. You can even transplant a rapid rooter before it has completely filled with roots. In fact, some people do this with their rapid rooters to start their rapid rooter plants. We suggest you do not let your rapid rooter sit in water for more than 24 hours after transplanting.
If you do, you will not be able to water your rapid rooter plant properly. Also, don't wait too long to transplant a rapid rooter. The roots of a rapid rooter need to be exposed to air and light during the transplanting process.
Rapid rooters do a great job when used for rooting and they are ideal for cuttings and seedlings. It promotes healthy and vigorous early rooting for the development of your plant.
Follow our procedure on how to use rapid rooters for your seeds and enjoy great results.
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