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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #31
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If it's really badly rootbound, I do sometimes cut through the outside 1/4" of the roots.
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This year, I used fertilized potting mix from Yon Big Blue Box Store, a 65W LED fixture on a fourteen-hour timer, hit them after sprouting with a very dilute dose of rooting solution, and watered every other session or so thereafter with a very dilute preparation of Medina HastaGro. I also had everyone in a two-wheeled dumpcart in which a layer of soil had accumulated from potting up the first time.

When I planted out today, almost every pot had roots leaving the drain holes and going into the dirt beneath. Since most of the drain holes were very large, I was able to keep almost all the systems intact. These were some of the most robust root systems I have seen. So I think I did something correctly this year.
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Mojo, did you mean rooting solution as in rooting hormone, or the root-encouraging HastaGro?

p.s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlDEzmSff3M
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What Kath said! Thank you in spades, Fusion Power.
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Mojo, did you mean rooting solution as in rooting hormone, or the root-encouraging HastaGro?

p.s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlDEzmSff3M
First time the one, then subsequently the other.
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Thanks! My hormone refused to mix with water, though I may give it another try when I do my first pot up.
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