I’m growing entirely in hydro now (DWC) and my preference would be to germinate in rockwool to simplify the transition to the net pot. I have a rockwool seedling tray with humidity dome, and I’m using Clonex seed starter and cloning solution as well as a seedling heat. This setup works great for cloning. Not so much for germinating.
Does anyone know of a tried and true method for germinating in rockwool, or have another recommendation?
You will probably want to get some rapid rooter seed starting pods. You can even get them on amazon. I suggest you check them out
Soak seeds in distilled water with 1/2 teaspoon of peroxide. When seeds show a tail transfer into rockwool that has been soaked then squeezed out almost dry. Place seed no more than 1/2" down and into a 24/0 light schedule with a dome on top. That works extremely well.
Thank you. I will give that a try.
Just highlighting to also mention soak your rockwool in 5.8 pH solution before you plant the beans. My rockwool has been incredibly alkaline in the past.