However, healthy soil doesn’t just contain organic substances. Vital minerals and elements required by plants are inert by nature. Some of these are locked away inside of Rockwool and will eventually end up inside your cannabis plants, where they’ll enable and support key physiological functions.
Rockwool cubes become saturated with water when you soak them, but it quickly drains away. Each cube contains many small spaces between the fibres that help to effectively drain water.
Is Rockwool Reusable?
Try and refrain from overwatering your Rockwool cubes during the seedling stage. They drain quite fast, and many growers get the impression that they’re underwatering. However, the inside of the cube remains nice and moist and will keep your seedlings happy without suffocating them.
The Danish founders of Rockwool obtained a licence in 1935 to produce stone wool in Scandinavia, Germany, and New Jersey. Over almost a century, the Rockwool company has continually refined their manufacturing process to create a more efficient and effective product.
3. After 24 hours have passed, fill up another bowl with 1 litre of water. Add your organic nutrient solution, fungi, and bacteria to the bowl in the quantities stated on the instructions. Soak the blocks in the solution for another two hours.
the paper towel method ALWAYS works. IMO
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germinate them them move them to the rock wool cubes
germinate in paper towl folded up, leave a littel pocket, and moisten the paper towe, and keep moist. leave it in a tupperware contaier in the dark for 3-7 days, keeping the towel moist, and you should see the embryo.
seedlings in them you would not have to water for about a week maybe longer.
Also, rock wool is naturally alkaline, so you’ll need to soak it in PH balanced water over night first before putting ANYTHING in it. My plants are currently in rock wool and doing great
you dont use a humidity dome for starting seeds and second rockwool cubes will not dry out. they retain allot of water, and with
They should look like this:
Rockwool Cubes have a PH of roughly 7.8. This is pretty alkaline, yet our plants prefer to grow in a slightly more acidic environment (between 5.5 – 6.5). In order to prepare our Rockwell cubes for the seeds, we need to soak them in some PH adjusted water, that way they have everything the seeds need to germinate and sprout; water and a slightly acidic environment.
Get a bowl or some other container that is big enough to fill with water and have room left for your Rockwool cubes. Your average salad bowl will work fine for 3 Rockwool cubes, if you are planning on doing more than you will need a larger container.
Important: Do not let the PH of the water go below 5. A Ph this low will damage the fibers of the Rockwool Cube
Here is what it should look like:
Do not add any nutrients to your Rockwool Cubes. The one on the left got nutrients, the other two did not.
Depending on how hot it is (and other factors) you may need to water your cubes 1-4 times a day. Use the Ph adjusted water when doing so (that’s why I had you save the leftovers from step 2). If you already threw that water out, go make another batch of Ph adjusted water and keep it in a separate bottle or container for watering. Note: Do not over water, in fact while some say to water 1-4 times a day, I did it only once a day when I got home after work.
To accomplish this, use either Ph down chemicals, or lime juice (as it’s acidic). Add these to the water in small increments (VERY SMALL), and test the water to see where the Ph is. Continue doing this until you have a Ph of 5.5-6.