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    Aberdeenplotter is offline Gardening Guru
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    Default Root Riots

    I feel a bit guilty posting on this particular part of the Forum as I see it's intended for novices but I think I'm a novice with these growing aids so here I am, .

    I bought a pack of 100 of these yesterday having intended to initially buy 2 trays of 24 but my local organic growshop was sold out of the trays and just had the bags of 100.

    I was given a couple of trays (which originally had rockwool blocks in them) as a freebie. I'm sure I read somewhere the Root Riots dry out uniformly whereas the rockwool tends to be a bit less uniform.

    Some of my NVS pals recommend the root riots highly even though not growing hydroponically as I will be doing (i.e. I won't be growing hydroponically either) and get their plants off to a really good start. I think the idea is to get cuttings and seedlings growing vigorously and to keep them growing vigorously all the way to harvest which is the best way to achieve top quality on the showbench.

    Although I value the input from my NVS pals, I don't necessarily think that their advice is any better than is available on the vine and so I'm just asking if anyone has used Root Riots either for seed or for cuttings and if so how the crops grown in them performed.

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    Never used them, sorry

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    Never heard of them - and I'm probably not the only one!

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    Quite popular in the chilli-growing world but I've never felt the need for them myself and I know some people who've tried them and not got on with them. Not very helpful; sorry.
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    Don't apologise folks. Negative comments are as useful as positiive

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    I should try to be more specific; I think the main problem is with judging how wet / dry they are and keeping them at the right moisture level.
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    I have never tried them but if they can stand by them selves, i.e. not require to be placed in a tray, if the problem is drying out, could they be placed on damp capillary matting to avoid this
    it may be a struggle to reach the top, but once your over the hill your problems start.

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    I think celled trays seem to be essential to support the things and at the same time the sides of the cells help maintain moisture.
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