Hydroponics is defined as 'the art of growing plants in a chemical solution without soil.' Hydroponic propagation is a method which has been favoured by Commercial Growers for many years - as there's no soil involved there can be no chance of soil-borne pests and diseases developing. Plants are supplied with exactly the right amount of nutrients and water they need to promote rapid growth and strong, healthy root growth.
Rockwool Cubes are one of the most popular mediums for germinating seeds using Hydroponics and are widely used by commercial growers. If you intend to transfer your plants into your garden, there is no need to remove them from the Rockwool Cube - simply plant the cube together with the plant.
Using Hydroponics is one of the easiest and fastest ways to grow plants from cuttings, with most types of plant developing roots in 7-14 days. Plants started from cuttings will mature earlier than those plants started from seed, saving valuable time and resulting in shorter, bushier plants.
When growing plants using hydroponics, we highly recommend the use of Clonex Hormone Rooting Gel. Clonex is a high performance rooting gel that will remain in contact around the stem, sealing the cut tissue and supplying the hormones needed to promote root growth, together with vitamins to protect delicate new roots. Clonex also contains the full spectrum of mineral nutrients and trace elements for healthy root growth plus anti-bacterial agents to protect against fungal diseases.