Prepare a batch by mixing one gallon of water with ¼ teaspoon of concentrate. Photo credit to @plantgame_bobross (Instagram) TRANSPLANTING INTO LARGER POT/GROW SPACE. First, dig a small hole in the media about the size of the 1-gallon pot. The top of the cube should be level with the media.
If the rockwool cube is exposed too much, it will dry out easily. If the media level is above the cube, it may come into contact with the stem. The stem of the clone should be as vertical as possible. Sometimes this means that the rockwool cube will need to be planted crooked. We find that having a vertical stem leads to superior growing results. Be sure that the bottom and sides of the cube are in good contact with the media. The rockwool cube should be planted so that just the very top of the cube is exposed.
If the cube becomes exposed through watering, gently pack some soil back around it. After several weeks, the clone will be well-rooted, and this will not be an issue. Thorough initial watering helps ensure there are no air pockets or dry spots in your media so that the cube comes into good contact with the water. HARDENING OFF YOUR CLONES – EASING INTO DIRECT LIGHT. Most clones are kept under 24 hours of light in nurseries, whether you are buying from a dispensary or direct from Dark Heart they are likely used to 24 hours of light, but most often the clones are kept under fluorescent or LED lighting and are not yet used to strong or powerful light/heat given off from the sun. Most clones are stored under 24 hours of artificial light in nurseries and dispensaries. When a clone is moved from 24 hours of artificial light directly into intense sunlight, it can experience shock. You need to introduce your clones to sunlight (after transplant) in a gradual, slow manner. Starting with partial shade and indirect sunlight will be beneficial for the first few days. The partial sun will get them invigorated to grow and the shade will ensure the heat is not so strong that they are overwhelmed and go into shock. For a step by step on how to ease your clones into direct sunlight, read our Hardening Off blog post. For the first week or two, be sure to check the moisture of the actual rockwool cube. In some cases, it is possible for the potting media to wick moisture away from the cube. In these cases, the potting media would be moist, but the cube may be too dry to support the plant. If this happens, pour about 1 cup of water onto the cube itself. Within two weeks the plant will develop a stronger root system, and this will not be an issue. For more information about the growing process check out our Cultivation Resources page. Growing and Maintenance: Superthrive encourages the natural building blocks that plants normally make themselves under optimum conditions, so it gives plants a better chance of achieving their full growth potential. Transplanting: Transplanting trees and plants can result in stress, which can negatively affect health through loss of leaves, damaged roots, and loss of your plant or tree. Using Superthrive before planting can prevent and treat shock and insure survival. Simply add ¼ teaspoon of Superthrive for every gallon of water for most uses. Check out the Many Uses page for plant specific information or click here for our handy Dosage Chart.
Superthrive is gentle enough to use whenever you water. We suggest applying to thirsty soil and then avoiding adding any more water for 24 hours. Superthrive can simply be mixed with water and applied directly to the soil. Other application methods include using a hose end sprayer or proportioner when watering or as a foliar spray.
Superthrive is water soluble, perfect for hydroponics and hydro-seeding, or delivery via irrigation and drip systems.