What would happen if you heated up basalt (a naturally occuring volcanic rock) to the point where it becomes liquid and decided to spin it like fairy floss? You would end up with an awesome hydroponic soilless substrate! These rockwool cubes are exactly that, with the outcome being a super light, and absorbant hydroponic growing substrate that maintains perfect aeration and moisture levels at all stages of plant growth.
Rockwool is the ideal growth medium for germinating most types of seeds, propagating cuttings or even growing transplants. High success rates mean you spend less time struggling and more time growing!
These mats are made by Grodan - the market leader in rockwool. The substratesfrom Grodan are the only stone wool growing mediaawarded an EU Ecolabel
Dimensions of each cube: 4cm (h) x 2cm (w) x 2cm (l)
Tapered cubes to fit into netcups
Small indents for cuttings and seeds.
Can easily be broken up by hand or with a scissor.
Available in 12, 36 or 72 packs for better value.
When basalt is turned into rockwool, it multiplies in volume by 68x, making it incredibly resource efficient.
Contains no harmful chemicals, weeds, diseased soil or pests.
You can use them in a range of Urban Plant Growers products including:
To use these simply soak them in water for 10 minutes before planting two or three seeds (its always good to have a backup) per rockwool cube. The cubes can be partially submerged in water, or bottom irrigated with a trickle of water to keep them moist. Note that they don't need much water as they're super absorbent!
When the roots start to grow out of the cubes, then you can place the cubes within another growth medium, soil, or directly in water and let them grow!
There are many rock cubes out there but Urban Plant Growers cubes are of the highest quality and frankly, all my seeds grow better in these than anything else. Recommend you buy a large pack so save money and time.
This has transformed the way I grow seedling, never had a plant fail. I either leave them in the hydroponic bay or remove them with their little rock wool core intact and transfer them successfully to the garden.
The cubes are mostly working but some get infiltrated with algae and go dark green. I also don't know what the little mites all over the plants are and how to get rid of them. I could attach some photos if there was an option to do so.