Dyna-Gro Test Grow

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    Hortnut submitted a new Showcase Item:

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    Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

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    I hope it turns out to be what it says and you know what your doing along the process will give the items a good test...keep we updated please.

    It reminds me of the brand miracle grow, as I use their food for my plants.
     
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    I will be interested to know what hormones they use and how you fight off pathogens as you go along.
     
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    Day 3
    Crimson Giant Radishes are off to an early lead.
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    Everything else is starting to pop up. 20181113_223622.jpg 20181113_223705.jpg 20181113_223756.jpg

    The first inch or so of coco dries out quick, so until the roots get established I have to keep the young ones damp. 20181113_234831.jpg

    Since it is coco, and there is nothing in the substrate, I now have total control of feeding. Because of that I want to start giving them a little bit to eat. I mixed up a mild solution (1/3 strength) of the Week 1 feeding schedule. 20181114_000823.jpg
    Always add Pro-TeKt to water first. It does not mix if put into a solution after other nutrients. I then set ph to 6.0. 20181113_235619.jpg
    I'll have to give a misting once a day until the roots can develop a little deeper.

    All in all looking pretty good for 3 days.

    Everything else is still germinating. 20181113_224709.jpg
    The romas popped! 20181113_224817.jpg


     
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    Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

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    It looks good stuff with how things are maturing quickly (y)
     
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    I wonder what will happen to your supply since the dyna-gro website is suspended.
     
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    Day 4
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    How deep are those boxes? do they drain? I saw what I believe is an auxin on the rooting hormone pic , and it was fuzzy, but the other I could not read. Is it a auxin plus a giberellin or just 2 auxins that they are using?
     
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    The tubs are about a foot deep, with holes drilled in the bottoms. I use the lids as a drip tray. The bottom 2" is hydroton.
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    I don't know why the site is down, but here is some information on the two products.
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    In the future I am going to do a comparison run on these:
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    Those rooters are all cell elongation auxins I believe. I bet the same thing in all of them. I am very curious about the effect if giberellins, as auxins really seem to be used post emergence. I had sown winter seeds for example, and the sprout on some packets could have been a higher percentage. Some were old seeds and that happens.

    So what is hydroton?
     
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    It is basically lava rock
     
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    You have time to find giberellin. Here is some differences between what you are using with the auxin and giberellin. Fruit set sprays are mostly cytokinin which is a big deal for a more mature plant as I understand it.
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    I am growing a lot of spinach and the leaf growth thing has my interest. Is it not amazing how little is needed? Only a quarter of a percent of that 8 oz bottle is active ingredients. I read about how toxic they are. 1.25ml in a gallon is what? A couple of drops maybe? Its like essential oils where they have to be cut for safety.
     
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    A few days ago I was defoliating and ended up with a clipping I decided to try to root, just for the sake of doing so. It was in my hand, and the gel was right there, so we'll see how it goes. I take pictures of everything, lol.
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    I cleaned the scissors with alcohol before the cut, then cut a 45 on it, scraped some of the lower stem and then dipped the scissor tips in the gel and dabbed it on.
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    You definitely have me taking a look at gibberellin
     
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    Their host went down or something. It's back up.
     
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    You might consider not using scissors and instead use a slicing razor knife. One aspect of that reasoning is the idea that scissors crush the vascular pipes of the stem where a slice is not so bad and at least allows some flow. I guess thats why doctors use scalpels, which incidentally one can purchase. Except maybe in the UK as they are probably too long a bladelength.
     
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    Hahaa
    That's a good idea. I'll only use razors from now on actually because that makes perfect sense to me. Thanks.
     
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    You may find this guide useful as a start map in your searching. plant-hormones_med.jpeg
     
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    I guess I haven't shown my RDWC setup yet. It's a 50 gallon setup. Mainly the Romas will be going in here. Mine is DIY, The retail cost for something like this is absolutely astronomical. I think I have $100 in it -all in.
    The pictures kind of tell the story, but I can clarify through any questions.
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    I've done a few plants in it. It works well. I plan on putting it through its paces with the tomatoes though.
     
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    I have a few tents. The one that I put that one in is a 4x4. I have another one next to it that I'm also going to put another system just like this in.
    For now I have plants in coco pots in there though. So when I clear them out I'll do that. In the meantime I am already getting set up for it. I went ahead and put in the top feed, and am going to use it as a dripper system for the coco. No more hand feeding, and I set it up on a timer.
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    When it is time, all I have to do is spin the tub on the left around and pick up where I left off.
     
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