ROOT!T Dry Peat Free Plug 60 Refill

£11.95

The ROOT!T Dry Peat Free Plug 60 Refill offers 60 eco-friendly rooting plugs made from natural coco coir fibre. Ideal for hydroponic setups, these plugs are mould-resistant, lightweight, and biodegradable. Perfect for propagating seeds and cuttings, they ensure rapid root development and easy storage. Advance your indoor gardening with these high-quality, sustainable plugs.

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Perfect Propagation for Seeds and Cuttings

Looking for an eco-friendly and efficient way to propagate your seeds and cuttings indoors? The ROOT!T Dry Peat Free Plug 60 Refill is exactly what you need. This pack of 60 peat-free rooting plugs, made from natural coco coir fibre, ensures that your plants get the best start possible. These lightweight, mould-resistant plugs are easy to store and handle, making them ideal for any hydroponic grow room or grow tent setup.

Features, Benefits, and Attributes:

  • Peat Free: Sustainable and eco-friendly, helping you reduce your environmental footprint.
  • Versatile: Suitable for propagation from both seeds and cuttings.
  • Natural Material: These plugs consist of coco fibre, are biodegradable, and break down naturally.
  • Dry and Lightweight: Easy to store and transport without fear of mould development.
  • Re-sealable Bag: Keeps unused plugs fresh and in good condition.
  • Optimal Size: Each plug measures Ø32mm x 38mm high, perfect for various plant types.

Understanding how these Dry Peat Free Plugs work will help you see why they’re essential tools for hydroponic gardening. These plugs provide the perfect environment for both seeds and cuttings, ensuring optimal growth and health for your plants.

Preparation and Hydration

First, place the plugs into a cell tray, making sure the dibble side is up. To prepare them for use, hydrate the plugs with ROOT!T First Feed (use 5ml First Feed to 1L of water). Allow the plugs to stand overnight in this solution. This step ensures they are fully saturated and ready to provide the best environment for your seeds or cuttings.

Unique Dibble Design

Each plug features a stepped dibble on the top. This unique design includes a wider hole at the top to accept seeds and a narrower, deeper hole beneath for cuttings. This feature ensures that whether you’re planting seeds or cuttings, they have the ideal conditions to thrive.

Eco-Friendly and Biodegradable

These plugs consist of natural coco coir fibre and are both eco-friendly and biodegradable. They break down naturally, leaving no harmful residue. This process makes them a great option for indoor growers who are conscious of their environmental impact.

Mould Resistance and Storage

One of the standout features of these plugs is their dry and lightweight nature. Because they are dry, they resist mould and fungus growth, making them easy to store for long periods without worry. The re-sealable bag keeps any unused plugs in excellent condition and ready for future use.

Rapid Root Development

Hydrated plugs provide an optimal environment for rapid root development. Young plants root quickly in the plugs and can be potted on as soon as roots are visible. This benefit ensures that your plants have a strong start and are ready to grow vigorously.

Using these plugs in your hydroponic setup is straightforward and ensures your plants get the best start. Follow these detailed instructions to maximise your success.

Preparing the Plugs

Begin by placing the plugs into a cell tray with the dibble side up. This action ensures they are ready to receive seeds or cuttings. Next, prepare a hydration solution by mixing 5ml of First Feed with 1 litre of water. Pour this solution over the plugs, allowing them to stand overnight. This thorough hydration is crucial for the plugs to perform optimally.

Sowing Seeds

When growing from seeds, place the seed into the wider, upper part of the dibble. Cover the seed with a small piece torn from the edge of the plug. This process helps block out light and creates a conducive environment for germination. Position the tray away from drafts and maintain a temperature between 18°C and 22°C (64°F – 72°F). Keep the plugs moist, but avoid overwatering. For best results, use a covered propagator and keep the setup in a dark place until shoots appear.

Planting Cuttings

For cuttings, fill the dibble at the top of the plug with ROOT!T Rooting Gel. This non-hormonal gel seals around the cutting’s cut surface, aiding water uptake and protecting against dehydration and infection. Insert your prepared cutting into the deeper, narrower part of the dibble until the lowest node is at the top of the plug. Ideally, place the cuttings in a covered propagator and maintain a humid atmosphere at around 22°C (72°F). Ensure they receive plenty of sunlight or use artificial lighting if necessary. Roots should appear during the second week.

Transplanting

Once roots are visible, the young plants are ready to be potted on. The plugs are biodegradable so that growers can transplant them directly into the substrate or soil. This seamless transition helps minimise transplant shock and promotes healthy growth.

By following these steps, you’ll ensure your seeds and cuttings have the best chance of thriving in your hydroponic setup.

I’m growing from seed. How should I proceed?

After hydrating the plugs:

  1. Place your seed into the wider upper part of the dibble.
  2. Cover it with a small piece torn from the edge of the plug to block out light.
  3. Position your plugs in a draft-free area, maintaining a temperature of 18°C to 22°C (64°F – 72°F).
  4. Keep the plugs moist, but avoid overwatering.
  5. For optimal results, use a covered propagator and keep them in a dark place until shoots appear.

I’m growing from cuttings. How should I proceed?

First, fill the dibble in the top of the plug with ROOT!T Rooting Gel. This gel seals around the cutting’s cut surface, aiding water uptake and protecting against dehydration and infection. Insert your prepared cutting into the deeper, narrower part of the dibble until the lowest node is at the top of the plug. Ideally, place your cuttings in a covered propagator and maintain a humid atmosphere at about 22°C (72°F). Provide plenty of sunlight or artificial lighting and avoid overwatering. Roots should appear during the second week.

How long can I store the ROOT!T Dry Peat Free Plugs?

The ROOT!T Dry Peat Free Plugs are dry and resistant to mould, making them easy to store for extended periods. The re-sealable bag ensures that any unused plugs remain in excellent condition and are ready for future use whenever you need them.

For more information about these and other Root!t products, check out the Root!t website here.

  • ROOT!T Propagator: This sturdy and transparent propagator provides the perfect environment for your seeds and cuttings. It maintains humidity and temperature, ensuring optimal growth conditions. Pair it with ROOT!T Dry Peat Free Plugs to keep your young plants protected and thriving.
  • ROOT!T 60-hole Insert Tray: Designed to fit perfectly with the ROOT!T Dry Peat Free Plugs, this tray holds up to 60 plugs securely. It ensures even spacing and proper air circulation around each plug, promoting healthy root development. Use it with the ROOT!T Propagator for a complete propagation setup.
  • ROOT!T Cloning Gel: This rooting gel is essential for promoting root growth in cuttings. It seals the cut surface, aiding water uptake and preventing dehydration and infection. Combine it with ROOT!T Dry Peat Free Plugs for an effective and efficient cloning process, ensuring your cuttings develop strong roots quickly.
  • ROOT!T Insulated Heat Mat: This heat mat provides consistent warmth to your seedlings and cuttings, promoting faster germination and rooting. It’s perfect for maintaining optimal temperatures in your growing space. Use it with the ROOT!T Propagator and plugs for a seamless and efficient propagation process.

By using these products together, you create a cohesive and efficient hydroponic grow space, ensuring your plants have the best possible start.

Get Started with ROOT!T Dry Peat Free Plug 60 Refill Today!

Ready to elevate your hydroponic gardening game? The ROOT!T Dry Peat Free Plug 60 Refill is your go-to solution for eco-friendly and efficient propagation. Add this essential product to your basket now and watch your seeds and cuttings thrive like never before!

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