Eazy Plug versus Rockwool – Day 14

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Eazy Plug versus Rockwool

This is the last installment of the Eazy Plug versus Rockwool series. At two weeks the tomatoes in both the EazyPlugs and Rockwool have developed their first “true leaves” (cotyledons), and root development is underway. No longer sprouts, these have developed into seedlings. The moisture of the sprouts are checked twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening, and water is added as needed.

Tomato seedling in Eazy Plug

Roots have appeared for both the Eazy Plug and Rockwool cubes. Easily seen roots are emerging from the sides of the plugs. The seedlings are ready for transplanting into Eazy Cubes or Mini Pyramids.

The Rockwool cubes have also sprouted roots.

The new seedlings are ready for transplant. The Eazy Plugs require slightly more frequent watering, but have less tendency to stay soggy than the rockwool cubes. The change in color (light brown when dry, dark brown when wet) is a helpful indicator as to the moisture level in the Eazy Plugs which also appeared to be less likely to develop algae on top.

Stay tuned! Future posts will feature some of the Eazy Plugs in Eazy Cubes, and some on Eazy Mini Pyramids.

SunBlaster Grow Light Garden

Two high efficiency SunBlaster 24W T5HO fluorescent lamps provide bright, full spectrum lighting. Each lamp lasts up to 10,000 hours and the unit is supplied with a 12 month user guarantee.

The canopy height is fully adjustable on the aluminum uprights, giving a maximum clearance height of 15 inches (38cm) from the bottom of the base tray.