Propagation Nutrients & Boosters
For the same reason that small children have quite specific feeding regimes, your young plants require unique products geared towards their delicate nature. Without doubt the first port of call should be a rooting gel, which acts to encourage root development in cuttings and over the long term reduces rooting failure rates. There's only one name to trust with regard to this type of product - Clonex - and that doesn't look like changing anytime soon! At the same time as using Clonex we also recommend applying a good root booster (e.g. Rhizotonic), as it will reliably speed up the rooting process. Once plants are 1 to 2 weeks old, they need a soft formulation nutrient since full strength options may still cause problems in terms of overfeeding. Our best seller here is the ever-impressive Vita Link Plant Start but we've also seen an increasing uptake of Plagron Start Up amongst organic growers. The only other type of product that you need to know about concerns mother plants. Using the foliar spray Nitrozyme two weeks prior to cuttings being taken will produce a swell of healthy new growth for you to choose from. For further advice on propagation nutrients and boosters, visit one of our stores or call 0333 003 22 96 and speak to an expert advisor at GroWell.