Rapid Rooter? Sounds like what you’d tell your child to use when their plant doesn’t grow.
Every day brings on new environmental progress, but how can we strive to know the future without knowing the past.
Types Of Growth Boosters
Agricultural solutions of the past may have worked better than today’s solutions, at least there was no crisis!
Types of plant growth enhancers include:
Here we reveal the rapid rooter mystery.
What? And Most Importantly Why?
A block built by hydroponics. A rapid rooter works passively by not incorporating any machinery or motors into its work. It’s a way to quickly germinate seeds in soil/ soilless gardening techniques.
To sustain abundant root growth, micronutrients fortify them.
During plant growth, rooting takes a specific amount of plant energy, the aim of a rapid rooter is to ensure all energy stored in seeds is used solely for germination for faster more fruitful results.
Like fertilizers, if excessive boosters (rapid rooter, growth fungi or bacteria packets) are bombarded on roots, the plant exhibits signs of stunted growth and becomes more prone to weeds and diseases.
On the other hand, rapid rooters serve as an external exertion of energy to allow explosive root growth during early germination. They are used for gardening, clone production, mass culture farming, and even greenhouse planting.
Rapid Rooter Compiler
An ordinary rapid rooter doesn’t have an assortment of types, however, it’s quite a flexible, multipurpose option for boosting your germinating garden. It’s usually made up of a sponge-like material made of composted tree bark and organic materials.
A rapid rooter is usually bound together by plant-derived polymers with the most common one in your kitchen, cornstarch. Cornstarch is a soft polymer that sets hard and brittle enough to break, which can make it best suitable for users who deep clean their hydroponic tanks often due to probable blockages to aeration pipes or growth cavities.
A better alternative is gelatin which sets soft and flexible. Those characteristics enable easier cleaning and unclogging of pipes.
Its most prominent advantage is its ease and durability over other hydroponic methods of growth enhancement such as the rock wool method.
Their manufacturing process embeds a proprietary composting method with natural beneficial fungi. They can be used on:
Manufacturers recommend using a 50-cell tray. An essential component of a hydroponic system is its cavities where grow plugs, carrying a sufficient number of seeds (typically 2-3 seeds for medium to small-sized seeds and limited to a single seed for larger ones).
Transfer the 50-cell tray to a dark area, so that germination may occur and to make sure that after they’re taken out, all the stored food in the seeds has been used up for root growth.
When all the seeds have sprouted (You may want to make sure by cutting a 1mm into each seed), transfer into a lit area so they can develop before being finally sent to the soil or to another hydroponic system.
Again, it’s recommended to use a 50-cell tray. Stand the cuttings into the growth plug cavities so they stand erect without support.
Turn on appropriate lighting, be it natural or be it artificial and wait for the roots to grow.
The design of Rapid Rooters allows seeing rapid root networking from the hydroponic media itself. When roots have grown, the cuttings can be moved to a pre-made hydroponic system or to a soil garden.
This set-up can be used for plant cloning systems. Root tips can be snipped off mature plants then taken to a separate culture where boosters are used. Roots react immediately to stimulants to produce plants of the same genetic makeup as the initial origin.
Tips for Usage
For the best results, pre-soak all plugs in water with a light blooming formula, drain and proceed with the seeds’, cuttings’ or clones’ instructions. Overwatering your plugs may lead to unwanted effects on cuttings and seedlings.
Presoaking is enough to guarantee that plugs hold a sufficient amount of water for root propagation. Only when dried out, add water. Naturally, with pails of water thrown into the soil, seeds don’t germinate at all. Make sure to keep in mind:
Making Your Own?
- 1Use the bottom of the cooler to trace out your cut to the top
- 2Cut evenly spaced cavities
- 3Add wires through each end to ease pick up and transfer
- 4Set the air stone into the cooler and connect tubing
- 5Attach tubing to the air pump
- 6Secure the airstone in place using other rocks
- 7Cut and dip clones in a root stimulator or hormone powder
- 8Fill up the cooler
- 9Plug-in air pump
Rooting Into Conclusion
Rapid root growth has been used since the dawn of the scientific revolution and is still being used to satisfy the ever-growing hunger for more crops.
In the past, bison and whale skulls were used as fertilizers and plant growth accelerators. In the future, in what ways will we accelerate plant growth?
None of us want global warming warnings to increase due to a lower plantation, but we seek to solve this by boosting our plants’ growth. Will we finally bend nature to fit our perspective of rapid improvement?