HERCULES Safe benefits of your nursery
Hercules Solid Air Pots, highly tested in the past 5 years, guarantee considerable advantages to those growers who use them.
Plants, in these Hercules Solid Air Pots, need less time to grow and, once planted, they have a safe grip and healthy and fast growth, thanks to very well developed roots.
The ventilation system of the pot (carefully planned after years of studies, tests and research) blocks the roots coming into contact with the air and light and forbids its growth with a circular movement. The outer roots don’t undergo any type of stress and the growth of the trunk is faster and stronger if compared to the one of normal pots or plants cultivated in open spaces.
Results are even better with a draining and compact substrate so that to reproduce a similar condition to the field. Peat, coconut fiber, coconut marrow and controlled resolution fertilizer: this blend is essential to determine a good final result, both technical and commercial, of the cultivation in this special pot.
- Healthy and fast growth of the roots
- Very good drainage
- Anti-spiralization action
- No stress from transplant
Better growth of the plant after transplant.
Due to the nature of these pots, a slower watering is best with a saucer or drip tray to catch water running out of the pot. Below is a list of trays to match our pot sizes.
3 Litre Hercules solid air pot. Best fitting tray is 20 cm round black saucer/tray
7.5 Litre Hercules solid air pot. Best fitting tray is 25 cm round black saucer/tray
12 Litre Hercules solid air pot. Best fitting tray is 25 cm round black saucer/tray
90 Litre Hercules solid air pot. Best fitting tray is 44 cm round terracotta tray
Why use a saucer/tray?
Although not necessary, a saucer is a good addition to a grow room.
First, Saucers are important if you plan on keeping a sterile area. They will catch any run off from feeding. Most nutrient companies will direct you to water the plant until you achieve some run off. Without trays, this water will end up on your grow room floor. Secondly, if not cleaned correctly, you risk getting mold or attracting pests. Both pests and mold love a damp environment. Also, if there are damp patches in your grow room, it can raise the humidity too.
how to use saucers/trays.
To keep your grow room sterile, there are a few tips to using your saucer for best results.
- First, water your plants as normal, with a little bit of run off into your saucer.
- Second, After a few minutes, Clean and dry your saucer
- Finally, wait 15 minutes, then go back to clean and dry your saucer again.
What not to do.
Do not leave water sitting in the saucer. Although it may be handy and people mistakenly feel that it helps the plant. It doesn’t. As well as attracting mold and insects, leaving water in the tray restricts oxygen from reaching the roots by water logging the soil/coco. Any leaves that drop will grow moldy much quicker and any dirt in the atmosphere or from your clothes may settle in your water and affect the plant. Plus, if the plant doesn’t soak the water quick enough the PH of the solution may change and the water goes stagnant and is a perfect place for growing bacteria and parasites
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