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Hydroponic Seeds

Hydroponic System DiagramWhen your hydroponic system is built, your pumps and timers have been tested and are functioning properly and the nutrient solutions are mixed and tested, you are ready to plant your garden.

Plants that have been raised in soil can be transplanted in a hydroponic garden if the roots are thoroughly rinsed of all soil and organic material but there is always a risk of introducing pests and disease from the nursery where the plants were propagated. There is also a strong possibility that the plants have been overcrowded, over or under watered and generally stressed.

By starting your plants from seed, you have the most control over the initial development of your crop. As a general rule, seeds are free of pests and disease. If you start your seeds in a hydroponic system, there is no transplant stress or shock and minimal chance of disease.

A seed needs moisture and warm temperatures to germinate, which can be provided in your hydroponic garden, or in a system designed for propagation.

Direct seeding into the hydroponic garden is a common method of propagation. Direct seeding works well in perlite, rockwool or any other medium that is fine enough not to loose the seed in. It is important to thoroughly moisten your growing medium prior to seeding.

To seed directly into perlite (or a similar medium) sprinkle the seeds on the moistened perlite and cover with a thin layer of perlite to keep the seeds from drying out. Follow the directions on the seed packet for planting depth.

Rockwool is most often used in the form of cubes for seed propagation. To plant seeds in rockwool, soak the cube in water or nutrient solution and drop the seed into the hole in the center of the rockwool cube. Many growers seed into rockwool cubes and, when the seedling develops, move the whole cube with the plant in it, into the hydroponic garden. A seedling in a rockwool cube can easily be transplanted into an NFT, ebb and flow or drip system.

Hydroponic System DiagramOnce seeded the growing medium will need to be flushed on a regular basis to keep it moist. You can initially use water for germination, right up to the point that the seed coat cracks open and the radical root is exposed. At that point you have a seedling rather than a seed, which will need water, nutrients, light and warmth. The frequency of flushing your growing medium depends on the type of medium you choose. If you are using perlite or rockwool, it will probably need to be flushed every 2 or 3 hours. The medium and the seeds need to be moist.

Controlling temperature is important for good seed germination. Some growers will start their seeds in an incubator, propagation table or similar device to maintain the ideal temperature throughout the germination process. If proper temperatures are not maintained, germination will be delayed or may not happen at all. If you are using an incubator or propagation table, you can seed directly into the growing medium.

When you plant seed for your hydroponic garden, you should over seed by 25 % -50 %. Once your seeds have developed into seedlings, you can select the strongest plants and keep them. The weaker plants can be removed by pinching the plant off at the base. Pulling the plant out will disturb the roots of the plant that you are keeping.

Listed below are some seeds, kits and germinating equipment for you to get started with.

In Home Garden System, Control Panel, LED Lights, Gourmet Herb Seed Kit, No Mess picture
In Home Garden System, Control Panel, LED Lights, Gourmet Herb Seed Kit, No Mess
$436.39

Case of 1700 Propagation Clone / Seed Starter Plugs Coco Peat  picture
Case of 1700 Propagation Clone / Seed Starter Plugs Coco Peat
$419.0

(2 Jugs x 2.5 Gallons) Genesis AG Riznate Seed Treatment (Seed Trench Inoculant) picture
(2 Jugs x 2.5 Gallons) Genesis AG Riznate Seed Treatment (Seed Trench Inoculant)
$399.01

CGOLDENWALL Automatic Seeds Counter Machine Microcomputer Seed Counter picture
CGOLDENWALL Automatic Seeds Counter Machine Microcomputer Seed Counter
$379.95

Root Riot Plugs Bulk QTY - Propagation Seed Starting Roots PER CUBE picture
Root Riot Plugs Bulk QTY - Propagation Seed Starting Roots PER CUBE
$374.0

NEW AeroGarden Bounty with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit (Open Box)   picture
NEW AeroGarden Bounty with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit (Open Box)
$349.99

Free Flow Liquid Seed Treatment Additive - 2.5 Gallons picture
Free Flow Liquid Seed Treatment Additive - 2.5 Gallons
$349.95

4 Pack 1000W Full Spectrum LED Growing Lights for Indoor Plants, Seed Starting picture
4 Pack 1000W Full Spectrum LED Growing Lights for Indoor Plants, Seed Starting
$319.96

Root Riot Replacement Cubes - Organic Seed Moistened Starter Plugs - 1500 Pack picture
Root Riot Replacement Cubes - Organic Seed Moistened Starter Plugs - 1500 Pack
$318.25

Miracle-Gro AeroGarden 3-Pod Indoor Sprout LED Plus with Herb Seed Kit (4 Pack) picture
Miracle-Gro AeroGarden 3-Pod Indoor Sprout LED Plus with Herb Seed Kit (4 Pack)
$317.99

(12) HydroFarm CK64050 Heated Germination Station Seed Starter Trays w/ Heat Mat picture
(12) HydroFarm CK64050 Heated Germination Station Seed Starter Trays w/ Heat Mat
$314.89

Full Spectrum Led Light Panel For Plant Growth Flower Seeding Lamp Garden Supply picture
Full Spectrum Led Light Panel For Plant Growth Flower Seeding Lamp Garden Supply
$313.29

Hydrofarm Heat Mat 9
Hydrofarm Heat Mat 9" x 19.5" 17W 1 Tray - Clone Seed Germination BAY HYDRO !!
$307.95

Jute Microgreen Seed Pads Bulk Purchase 50 Packs of 10 Fit 10x20 Tray  picture
Jute Microgreen Seed Pads Bulk Purchase 50 Packs of 10 Fit 10x20 Tray 
$299.99

GROPLANNER 200 Watts Plant Grow Lights Indoor for Seed Starting, Veg and 200W picture
GROPLANNER 200 Watts Plant Grow Lights Indoor for Seed Starting, Veg and 200W
$298.95

Optic Foliar Switch - Reverse Seed Production Hermaphrodites In Bloom picture
Optic Foliar Switch - Reverse Seed Production Hermaphrodites In Bloom
$294.95

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