December is just around the corner?! Well then, here is a present for you: #DIYGardenTip
New products can be great, but repurposing can be far more rewarding. I have been using water bottles for years as the preferred seedling watering device. I choose this because I can control the flow by opening or closing the top as well as by how hard the bottle is squeezed.
To make your own: Check the back of your cupboards or head to your local thrift store. Fill the bottle with water or nutrient water. Place upside down making sure the tip makes contact with your media... and that's it! If the bottle empties too quick, partially close the tip. If the bottle empties too slowly, you can widen the opening using a nail.
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Pros: Effective, easy-pour spouts, understandable mixing chart
Cons: Synthetic, cost
Emerald Harvest's 3-part nutrient system is very easy-to-use. The mixing chart on the back of the bottles are easy to match measurements (mL) and most importantly understand. I have not had any issues with plant loc-out while following the schedule exactly. The effect I have noticed is superior plant development as compared to traditional organic gardening; which is no surprise.
The MSDS sheets are easily available for download on Emerald Harvest's website. After reading the MSDS sheets, I will recommend wearing re-useable gloves while handling & mixing. The ingredients contain mostly nitrates with some urea in it which can be an irritant to some, hence the advice to wear gloves.
I have used this system in conjunction with a root probiotic (review to come) and some homemade worm leachate. All together with superior genetics will result in heavy yields and a simple growing season.
This is an on-going review because this product is currently in-use. I will update this post after harvest for a full report on this product's effectiveness into final stages, as well as any issues/alterations that may come up.