EazyPlug Tray

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EazyPlug: 100% success rate

EazyPlug has, with its organic materials and our special way of bonding, a predetermined pH and EC value and a fixed air-to-water ratio. The EazyPlug is very easy to use. Just make sure that the plug always can drain the excess water and you cannot overwater it. Because the growing conditions are always optimal, the EazyPlug creates a very fast and powerful rooting and germination.

Germinating seeds

Fully moisten the plug and put your seed in the seed hole. Put a thin layer of Eazy Mixx top-layer soil (arriving next year) or Promix on top of the plug and spray thoroughly with water. Make sure the plug can drain excess water and put it away in a humid and warm environment. Then wait to see the miracle happening. It is that simple!

Strike cuttings

Fully moisten the plug and put your cutting all the way into the cutting hole. Make sure the EazyPlug can drain excess water and put it away in a humid and warm environment. No rooting gel or powder is necessary.

Easy to transplant

The EazyPlug will always remain firmly bonded together as a whole. This minimizes the risk on root damage during sorting, transplanting or replanting, thus preventing the plant from diseases.

Limitless shelf life

The EazyPlug is supplied dried, making it clean and lightweight, with limitless shelf life and no risk of moulds. It takes water back up very easily and quickly, retaining all of its former characteristics.

Product Specs

EazyPlug Characteristics
Model : square plug
Air-to-water ratio : 20-80
Size : 3.5 x 3.5 x 3.0 cm
EC : 1.0 *
pH : 5.8 *
Volume : 0.035 L
Weight dried : 3 gr

Features:
• Self regulating
• Easy to control
• Air pruning for substantial enlargement hair root mass
• Suitable for gradual drier cultivation

Product Info

Compatibility

With all known growing media, like Rock Wool, coir pith, black and white peat, garden soil, potting soil, soil-less mixes, bark fines and wood mulch, sand and grit, wood fibers, perlite, pumice, clay and vermiculite.

Employability

In hydroponic systems like eb&flow, drip-feed (recovery and nonrecovery), nutrient film technique, wicksystems, floating platforms, deep water culture, aquaponic systems, dry hydroponics, soil (indoor and outdoor).

Re-moistening time when completely dehydrated

  • Pouring from above < 10 seconds
  • Immerge < 10 seconds
  • Drip-feed – depends on the ratio
  • Watering from below < 45 seconds

Composting

  • 100% in normal composting conditions, no industrial composting necessary.
  • Declared: bonding of components has no discernible effect on compostability.

Safety

  • Declared: material meets safety requirements of REACH.

Toxicity

  • Declared: non-toxic.

Denature after cultivation

Plug contains cutting stem and callus and can, in potency, contain a regenerative capacity and needs to be denatured by either a strong acid or base, concentrated inorganic salts, organic solvents (alcohol or chloroform), radiation or heat.

How to Use

How to strike cuttings with EazyPlug:
Step 1: Moisten the EazyPlug

Allow the EazyPlugs to fully suck up water with a pH of 5.8.

Let it drain out excess water. Do not squeeze out or dry the plugs. EazyPlugs are self-regulating and will only hold the water they need for an optimum moisture level and an optimum air-to-water ratio. The plug will feel much heavier than Rock-Wool, but that’s normal.

Step 2: Take cutting

For a more detailed explanation of taking cuttings click here.

Cut diagonally at a 45 degree angle just below a node or stem swelling, making sure to keep at least 3 nodes above your intersection.

Remove all but a couple of leaves. Scrape a little of the outer layer at the bottom of the cutting, but not all around. Cut off ⅓ of the top of remaining big leaves.

Step 3: Root stimulator

If you want to make use of a rooting powder (for example Rhizopon), dip the base of your fresh cut cutting into the rooting powder.

Step 4: Insertion in EazyPlug

Insert the cutting into the EazyPlug cutting hole. Make sure to insert it deeply enough, completely to the bottom of the cutting hole.

Step 5: Put into propagator

Put the tray with EazyPlug into a propagator.

Close the lid of the propagator and shut any present air vents to keep the humidity inside the system.

Step 6: Remoistening and fresh air

Only remoisten the EazyPlug after 3 days and keep on doing that every 3 days until the first appearance of roots.

Briefly open the propagator every day for a little fresh air.

Open the air vents slightly at the earliest after 4-5 days. Humidity should remain above 80%, as too much loss of humidity can seriously effect your success rate.

Step 7: Assure drainage of excess water

Make sure EazyPlug is able to drain excess water at all times, so it can always self-regulate the correct amount of moisture. Never let the bottom of the EazyPlug touch water, as the moisture absorption of EazyPlug is exceptionally good and the EazyPlug will quickly become too wet, which will have a negative effect on the rate of success.

Step 8: Open air vents

After the first roots have developed, you can gradually open the air vents further in order to acclimate the cutting to a less humid environment.

Step 9: Transplant

In 7-9 days from start your cutting should have grown its roots throughout the EazyPlug and it is time to transplant them.

Root Development

Conditions for developing roots:

  1. Temperature: The optimum soil temperature for striking roots is 22º Celsius. Above 23º Celsius, you must consider a rise in failure rate.
  2. RH (humidity): RH of 80-95% is perfect. As the cutting needs its energy for striking roots, the moisture level of leaves and stem should remain intact.
  3. Light: In the first few days the cutting will form callus, from which the roots will start to grow. In this phase the cutting only needs tempered light with a broad spectrum (regular assimilation light). After the development of roots the amount of light can be gradually increased.