Which planting tools do you need during your culture?
There are lots of planting tools that can make life easier for you as a grower. Which equipment is there? And how can it help you make a success of your grow?
- Seeds or cuttings
- A glass of water
- Seeding and Cutting Soil
- Small pot or tray
- Pair of tweezers
- Pure alcohol
Growth and bloom phase
- Substrate of your choosing
- Large pot or tray
- Garden shovel
- Thermometer and hygrometer
- Cellophane foil
- The basic nutrient of your choosing, preferably from the same line as your substrate
- PH meter
- EC meter (soil or solution meter)
- Stirring stick
- Dosing syringe, Pasteur pipette or measuring cap
- Watering can or large measuring cup
- Leaking tray or dish
- Plant sprayer
- Bamboo sticks
- Plant moisture meter
HumidityDuring the growth and bloom phase your plant grows large and healthy. This leads to it having a good yield. When your seed is large enough, you can plant it in a large pot or tray with the substrate you've chosen. Of course, you can also plant them in open soil. Use a garden shovel when repotting your plants. For young plants, a high humidity is very important. You can reach this by covering your growing tray with cellophane foil. This keeps the humidity in your growing tray above 70%. Use a hygrometer to keep an eye on humidity. It's also useful to know the temperature. Use a thermometer for this.
Of course, your plant also needs water. You can use a plant moisture meter which will help you determining when to water your plant. Are you growing with our 100% TERRA, 100% COCO or 100% HYDRO growing style? Then we suggest measuring the pH and EC value. For this you can use a pH and EC meter, respectively. A EC soil meter can be used for measuring EC in the soil insead of the nutrient water.
Plant moisture, EC (solution/soil) and pH meter
Mix the basic nutrient and the water with a stirring stick. To ensure your plants receive enough nutrients you can dose them. Use a dosing syringe, Pasteur pipette or measuring cap for this. Next, you can use a watering can or measuring cup to give the nutrient solution to your plant's roots. The excess water can be collected in a leaking tray or dish. Do you give your plant foliar feed? Then use a plant sprayer.
Are your plants growing very quickly? Make sure to support them, for instance with bamboo sticks. This prevents the branches from hanging or even breaking.
- Scissors (cutting shears or leaf trimmer)
- Pure alcohol