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Old February 5, 2010   #18
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Location: Zone 9 Texas, Fort Bend County
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Originally Posted by casserole View Post
Please elaborate on beginning steps . Explain how to use airstone and much water /fert. mix ,where did the neoprene cuffs come from ?


the airstone and mister are left in the solution and allowed to run continually, as this is what maintains the warmth in the root zone. As for mixing the fertilizer and water, I simply follow the directions on the label. Most hydroponic fertilizers have directions that are specific to each stage of plant growth, so I use the guidelines that apply to seedlings.

The neoprene cuffs come from a hydroponic supply store. They usually sell them to correspond to different sizes of net pots. Mine are the 2" size. I don't apply them to the plants until they at least 2 sets of true leaves.

Hope I've answered your questions.
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