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NFT propagation

Posted by kentwa 5 (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 26, 09 at 16:06

Hi All,

The green house is getting close to completion and we have the parts for an NFT system ready to go. This system is build with 6 inch PVC. The question we have is propagation since roots will not reach the nutrient obviously from the start. The thought I hade was using a small raft system to propagate in since the starts will not need a lot of space. Is this a good idea or is there another way to start NFT plants that I have not found?


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RE: NFT propagation

Kinda depends on what you're growing.
I like to start seeds in perlite in a 72-cell plastic propagation tray sitting inside a 10 x 20 plastic try that is kept about a half-inch deep in nutrient solution. This is handy, because a snap-on 4" or 12" clear plastic dome can be put on the tray to keep the humidity high and it still lets light through.

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