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Old 08-22-2020, 10:29 AM
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Brilliant!
And it still indexes the hole....you must have some experience with this
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It's been less than two months, but for those who are trying the rock wool + LECA mix for semi-hydro, how's it going?

Probably too soon to assess the state of the plants, but I'm interested in the "flattening" of the moisture gradient aspect

I missed out on grabbing some from Ray's website but might make a run to the hydroponic store this weekend
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It's been less than two months, but for those who are trying the rock wool + LECA mix for semi-hydro, how's it going?

Probably too soon to assess the state of the plants, but I'm interested in the "flattening" of the moisture gradient aspect

I missed out on grabbing some from Ray's website but might make a run to the hydroponic store this weekend
Well, crap. I forgot about it. But I have a new victim to torture into semi-hydro, so thanks for the reminder! That's how I plan on using it, if it works... to eliminate most of the dry line. So for the way I'm gonna try using it, it won' take long. I'll take a picture.
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Everything is still a “go” here. All plants putting out roots like mad.

I have increased my “test bed” to include some phals, paphs and phrags in 100% cubes, and intend to switch all of the phals (from sphagnum) before they come in for the winter.
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Old 10-14-2020, 09:32 AM
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I just found this thread. Two years ago, when I had a bog garden, I started tomatoes inside semi hydro with rock wool cubes. When they outgrew the cubes, almost immediately, I hadn't been expecting them to root so crazy, so I took a Dole Peach Fridge Pack plastic jar, which I believe is slightly over a pint, but I didn't have enough pellets. I took rockwool starter cubes for seeds that hadn't sprouted, boiled them, and layered them with the rocks.

By the time they were ready to go outside into the bog, it was a solid mass of roots and inert materials. I was planning to do it again, but move them to essentially S/H bucket in the front yard.

I would expect this to go really, really well.
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I had a Phrag Grande that grew very well in rockwool. I had it sitting in a water dish, too.
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