Sprouting jars are containers that provide the optimal conditions required for the germination and growth of sprout seeds.
Like most seeds, sprout seeds thrive in warm and humid conditions. Ideally, you would grow them at 25 degrees celsius and 60% relative humidity, but don't worry there is a lot of wiggle room with these two requirements!
Starting seeds hydroponically can be one of the easiest and most rewarding aspects of growing plants. Being able to grow seeds indoors and without soil is simple, but requires an understanding of what the seed requirements are - and these requirements change from seed to seed.
Fundamentally you just need a growth medium, water, light, adequate temperature, and patience.
Propagation is the process of producing a new plant from a parent plant. This can be done with bulbs, cuttings, seeds, spores, runners and other physiological plant variations. Methodologies to propagate plants can range from very simple techniques to highly complex processes. This article is going to focus on producing new plants from the cuttings of a parent plant, which can then be transplanted into a hydroponic growing system.
When you first begin your journey as a hydroponic farmer you may be shocked at how complex it can seem. There are so many terms; micro and macronutrients, humidity, temperature levels, light intensity, PPM, EC, pH, NPK and so on. Though these values are crucial to the industrial grower – for home growers it’s actually super straight forward!