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Unread 07-08-2010, 09:02 AM
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Default Perlite or rockwool as a medium for seedlings?

Has anyone used perlite or rockwool as a medium when deflasking. Carmela uses small rockwool cubes for their Cattleya plugs. I was thinking more of useing the granulated rockwool or perlite as a medium for seedlings coming out of the flask.
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I use perlite with fine bark. Works fine. Its really just up to you to watch the moisture levels. I have never used rockwool, but it's something I'll look into.
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Yes i use 100% perlite, kept constantly moist via a semi-hydroponic reservoir for deflasking with excellent results. Just be sure to keep it moist and add in appropriate ferts as they grow.
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Very good, thanks. I was pretty sure it was a good media for the purpose but wanted to check others experience.
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NP. I posted in a thread about using perlite as a deflasking medium, here i think:

Seedling medium
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