For commercial growers, plant propagation plays a vital role in profitability. For seed propagation, using a plug to start the rooting process is crucial. A propagation plug is a stabilized rooting medium that provides a clean environment to start the roots in, more control over the air/water ratio, and the ability to safely transplant the seedling when the roots have successfully formed. Most plugs are ideal for seed propagation, as they have a hole in the center to drop the seed into, and this then provides a way for the plant to begin to grow upwards as the roots get established. Because plugs are made of natural materials – such as peat, pine pulp, and other matter – they can simply be moved with the plant, eliminating the need to disturb the roots during transplant. Roots are undoubtedly the most important part of a plant, so being able to plant the plug is one of the main reasons seeds that have been propagated using plugs have such a high rate of success.
Q plugs® by iHort are specifically designed to germinate seedlings or root cuttings, and they provide more air porosity for better root development. and give the grower more water control so they can easily track the plant’s progression from seedling to transplant. Q plugs® are made with stabilized growing media, and are fully biodegradable – they’ll become part of your garden as your plant grows.
iHort knows that each grower has their own requirements depending on what they’re growing, and so the Q plugs® are available in a wide variety of sizes and shapes. The stabilized rooting media that these plugs are made with provides optimum air/water ratios for root development and is designed to eliminate loss in transplanting.
Q Plugs® are good for hydroponic grows as well, and are key for maintaining a clean growing environment. They eliminate the mess of loose soil, and the trays used to start the seeds – or cuttings –are reusable. The Q Plug 50 Count Propagation Kit is an excellent choice for a grower new to propagation, and Left Coast Wholesale also sells Q Plug refill bags so there’s no need to buy new trays for each cycle.
The best reason to use plugs for propagation is how simple they are to use, especially for the novice. As the company describes it “…just insert cutting or seeds into your plugs and watch them grow.”
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 Q Plugs near you, call 800.681.1757 today to find a local Q Plug retailer!
A recurring theme for cool-weather greens is fertilize, fertilize, fertilize. Though it’s not a spring planting, these veggies will flourish with the 19 organic inputs and beneficial microbes found in Geoflora VEG and BLOOM. Geoflora Nutrients is an easy to use organic fertilizer system that can be deployed on a large scale, or in a personal grow. The added biological charge in Geoflora Nutrients aids in taking each input to its full potential, creating a web of living soil biology designed to aid in the transport and availability of key macro and secondary nutrients. It may be getting cooler outside, but with Geoflora Nutrients giving your vegetables a boost, you’re good to grow!
Long used by hobby gardeners, commercial growers may find that garden scissors help keep the plants being harvested more presentable to their buyers. While keeping your garden tidy is important, making sure your tools are in top shape is just as important. One of the ways to make sure your garden scissors are up to the job every season is to make sure they’re kept clean and well maintained. A good way to do this is with the Harvest More Scissor Scrubber. The Harvest More Scissor Scrubber is an efficient and portable tool that cleans your garden scissors in seconds, and without a mess. Read on to find the top 5 ways garden scissors work to improve a harvest, trim herbs, and keep your garden tidy…
Geoflora BLOOM delivers a balanced charge of beneficial bacteria and over 19 organic inputs with diverse macro and secondary nutrient profiles, which work together to produce a simple yet effective solution for cultivators who want to see results. The organic inputs include proven sources of nutrients that include alfalfa meal, bat guano, Blood Meal, Bone Meal, Composted Turkey Litter, Crustacean Meal, and Feather Meal just to start. With the number of benefits to your grow – all without needing to make any changes to your current routines – there’s no reason not to give Geoflora BLOOM a try this harvest season!