32-cell Propagation Trays
Cell Dimensions - 2.25" X 2.25" X 4". Cell Volume - 11 Cubic Inches.
First and most critical step toward creating a fibrous root system.
Promotes horizontal root branching.
Greater root tip surface means greater efficiency in water and nutrient absorption.
Propagation is the first and most critical step toward creating a fibrous root system. Non-circling fibrous roots allow for rapid establishment following transplanting. Greater root tip surace area means great effeciency in water and nutrient absorption. RootMaker propagation trays promote horizontal root branching.
Benefits: Little or no transplant shock. Plants are equippped for rapid transplant success and long-term health. Increase yields in produce crops. Higher quality product in less time means more profit.
Available Sizes: 18-cell, 32-cell, 60-cell and 105-cell trays. All sizes fit in 10x20 lightweight mesh flat.
For best results, we recommend using RootMaker propagation trays on top of a wire bench or other support that allowers airflow, 18 to 24" above the floor to allow good air circulation and thus efficient air-root pruning on all sides of the container, not just the bottom.
Comparison Picture: Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando, FL shared with us their experiment growing ornamental cabbage 'Crane Bicolor' in RootMaker trays(left) vs. a conventional 24-cell tray(right). The trays were planted side by side on August 15th and received the same soil, light, water and fertilizer. Check out the massive growth difference!
3-Gallon Injection Molded RootMaker
Dimensions: 9.5" Height; 10.5" Inside Top Diameter; 11.75" Top Diameter. Volume - 600 cubic inches.
Creates a fibrous, non-circling root system and accelerates plant growth.
Air-root prunes and promotes horizontal root branching.
Following propagation many nurseries shift to an Injected Molded 1, 2, 3, or 5 Gallon RootMaker to continue air-root pruning. These containers are designed to air-prune at the container sidewall and maintain roots poised to grow horizontally immediately following transplanting. This is done with a series of ribs and ledges tha stop root circling and direct roots into opening for continued air-pruning. This also creates a root system throughout the volume of growth medium and not just in a congested layer at the sidewall.
Benefits: Little or no transplant shock. Plants are equippped for rapid transplant success and long-term health. More efficient use of water and nutrients. Increase yields in produce crops. Higher quality product in less time means more profit.
Available sizes: 1, 2, 3, and 5-Gallon sizes
For best results use a soiless mix: ground pine bark, peat, and sand 60x20x20 by volume. Add 1.5 pounds of Micromax micronutrients and 14 pounds of 17-7-12 Osmocote per cubic yard. The quantity of dolomite required for best growth depends on the minerals dissolved in your irrigation water. Other recommendations are site specific.
When a rooted cutting or seedling from a RootMaker propagtion container is transplanted into a three gallon RootMaker container, the result is a continued fibrous root system with no circling and large quantities of root tips are poised to extend and establish the plant in the field or landscape.