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Growing plants is a rewarding experience, especially when you get to see the results of your hard work. While this is very exciting, a grower needs to understand that starting seeds is the most critical aspect of the process. You need to provide an environment to the plants that can help them in sprouting healthy roots.  

Understanding the Process 

In order to build a growth-friendly environment to aid the seeds, you will have to understand the process. There are different ways you can go about it. Some people sow the seeds in the soil, and some germinate seeds in a paper towel. While both these methods are popular, they have low germination rates.  

This is where seedling starter kits come into play. These kits have everything that you need to establish an environment that leads to healthy sprouting. The kit includes everything from the seedling tray, humidity dome, grow lights, and grow light timer to root plugs, root plug insert tray, and heat mat 

Using Seedling Starter Kits 

While the seedling starter kits help growers efficiently lead their seeds to the sprouting phase, many might find using this kit a challenge. Here is a step-by-step process to begin using the kit effectively.  

Step 1: Preparing Root Plugs 

The first step is the preparation of root plugs. To do this, you need to first pre-soak it and ensure that the plug has the required amount of moisture. This should be followed by the placement of the seeds inside the plug. Once you have placed the seed in the moist plug, it is time to place the root plug in the seedling tray.  

If you purchase the seedling kits available at Groindoor.com, you can get trays with a space to hold up to 50 seedlings.  

Step 2: Placing the Seedling Tray 

Once you have prepared the seedling tray, it is time to place it correctly. For starters, you need to place the heat mat in the exact location you aim to place your seedling tray. You will have to place the seedling tray on the heat mat. It helps provide the seedlings with the right temperature that leads to healthy roots.  

After you have placed the seedling tray, place the humidity dome over it. Why? It will help maintain the optimum humidity levels in the tray.  

Step 3: Set the Lights 

The next and final step is to set the grow lights. Once you have set the lights, you need to set a schedule of 8 hours of light with 6 hours of darkness following it.  

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

There are a few confusions and misconceptions in the minds of growers. It is time to address these basic questions.  

What is the right time to water the seedlings? 

One thing that you need to make sure of is to keep the starting plugs moist at all times while ensuring that the seeds do not drown. 

Does the germination process work rapidly in the dark? 

Many growers believe they do not require seedling and clone grow lights, such as fluorescent or LED, for the germination process. The reason is that the germination process takes place rapidly in the dark. It is true for some types of plants, but it cannot be implemented for all types.  

How do I know it is the best soil for seedlings? 

An important question that growers struggle with is about knowing the best soil for the seedling. Yes, choosing soil for seedlings is kind of confusing, but the best approach is to use seed starter plugs for this process.  

For any more questions about the germination process or propagation of plants, head to our definitive guide on germinating seeds or contact us at 866-GRO-INDR.  

 

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