The process of sprouting made simple!

by Christina Molcillo November 18, 2019

The process of sprouting made simple!

The cooler weather of the fall season gives growers a chance to take stock of how their spring and summer harvest was, and what steps they can take to improve it when the weather warms up again. Gardeners who choose to start their grow from seeds face a few extra issues, from problems with germination to missing the inadvertently planting the seed too deep. However, there are upsides to growing from seed which can include healthier plants because their care has been consistent from the start, to cost-effectiveness, as seeds are far less costly than a plant from the nursery.

Q Plugs and Tray

A fantastic way for a grower to help their seeds through germination is with the use of a propagation plug – a plug made up of peat and other organic materials that holds the seed as it germinates. They are generally designed so that they can later be transplanted into a larger space, and also serve well in a hydroponic grow.

iHort Propagation Kit

Propagation plugs – like the iHort Q Plug - have been specifically created for optimum germination of seeds and rapid rooting of cuttings. The Q Plug provides optimum air/water ratios for proper root developments and growth, provides insulation and natural buffering for more uniform growth, and Is a flexible aerated plug that is designed for faster root development and plant establishment. The biggest dray for growers is that the Q Plug eliminates loss in transplanting. There is no root damage during this critical process as everything gets moved right into the ground!

Propagation Kit

Since growers plant more than one seed at a time, the best way to make use of the propagation plugs is by using the Q Plug 50 Count Propagation Kit by iHort. The Q Plug 50 Propagation Kit contains 50 40/40 size Q Plugs, a carrier tray, and a 50-Cell Plug Tray all wrapped in one convenient package, ready to provide the ideal growing environment for clones, seedlings, and cuttings in closely populated trays.

iHort propagation tray with sprouts

This setup is ideal to give your seeds the strongest start possible with the Q Plug, which provides excellent aeration and buffering for root development, with superior water control compared to other propagation plugs. These details are all part of having a solid start for your grow because a strong foundation for your plants is the first step to success, and healthy, robust root systems are an important part of this process.

iHort Propagation Tray with Plugs

If you have gardeners in your life this holiday season, the Q Plug 50 Count Propagation Kit makes a great gift to show your support of their chosen occupation!

Have a hydroponic or garden supply store? Left Coast Wholesale has you covered with wholesale pricing available on the Q Plug 50 Count Propagation Kit.  If you’re looking for the Q Plug 50 Count Propagation Kit near you, call 800.681.1757 today to find a local Q Plug 50 Count Propagation Kit retailer!




Christina Molcillo
Christina Molcillo

Author



Also in Blog

Make sure your grow is solid as a rock when blooming
Make sure your grow is solid as a rock when blooming

by Christina Molcillo January 20, 2020

While sprouts are important, the final yield is what growers are keeping their fingers crossed for. If there’s any way to make sure that they have more fruits, grains, and bigger flowers to sell all the hard work will pay for itself! Fortunately, the innovators at Growth Science know this, and they’ve developed Rock Solid to boost and accelerate flower site development.

 

Continue Reading →

It may be winter, but now is the best time to prepare for spring
It may be winter, but now is the best time to prepare for spring

by Christina Molcillo January 13, 2020

It may seem early, but a little forethought goes a long way towards avoiding crowded nurseries and sold-out supplies. From soil, fertilizer, trellis – everything but seeds – Left Coast Wholesale has it stocked up and ready to ship out for a successful growing season in 2020!Here are our top 6 picks for what you need for your outdoor grow this season…

Continue Reading →

Growing indoors? Left Coast has everything you need to do it right
Growing indoors? Left Coast has everything you need to do it right

by Christina Molcillo January 06, 2020

Growing indoors takes a lot of time, effort, and patience – but the outcome is worth it! Whether you plan on growing a whole garden of vegetables, or making sure your pantry stays stocked with fresh herbs and spices year-round, Left Coast Wholesale has you covered with the indoor growing supplies that will help make your indoor grow a success this winter!

Continue Reading →