Doing all you can to get your plants off to a great start will help dictate the speed and nature of their future development. The aim is to encourage roots to emerge from cuttings/seedlings at the earliest possible opportunity and then accelerate root growth rates to reduce the time it takes to have plants ready for a main system.
Numerous products and techniques are believed to be capable of improving the rooting process, including using Aeroponic Propagators rather than standard hi-top models. We recently put this notion to the test, comparing plants grown in the different propagators on the basis of how quickly roots appeared and then the size of the roots after 20 days. It produced some interesting results…
With the large amounts of interest people have shown towards hydroponics at the chilli festivals we've attended this year, it made sense to us to produce a growing guide explaining how you can get the most out of your plants using our equipment. Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned chilli grower, take a look and see what you think... you might end up discovering something new and exciting!
When it comes to propagation there are certain goals shared between growers far and wide – these concern germinating as many seeds as possible whilst also minimising the time spent waiting for this to happen. Using a propagator usually helps improve results on both fronts, but there’s a big decision to make – do you go for a heated or unheated model? We put a popular version of each type of propagator to the test, looking at which one performs the best overall. Discover exactly what was done and our findings from the little experiment!