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Millet

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Haydite
« on: September 16, 2020, 11:39:23 AM »
This might be worth checking out for a growth medium.

Hydro Crunch  (Haydite)
Expanded Clay Growing Media Hydroponic 50 Liter 8 mm Aggregate Pebbles Pellets

Designed to retain and release moisture to plant roots as needed
Made from 100 percent natural clay for reusable, clean use
Offers optimal aeration and drainage in hydroponic systems

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Re: Haydite
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2020, 12:01:29 PM »
I used Haydite when growing bonsai.  Most people think bonsai are grown in a medium such that they grow slowly.  Actually we try to grow them in perfect conditions to better shape them and get some thickness to the trunk.  Depending on the species, they need constant trimming.

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Re: Haydite
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2020, 01:39:17 PM »
Haydite does not store nutrients therefor it is best for hydro-culture. Broken Haydite might be better. I prefer natural volcano-stuff. It contains several minerals and sulfur.

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Re: Haydite
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2020, 02:41:28 PM »
Zitrusgaertner, thanks for the information.

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Re: Haydite
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2020, 03:38:56 PM »
Is this the same as 'hydroton' ?

I recall Millet had tried growing container citrus in lava rock years ago and had severe nutrient deficiency issues.

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Re: Haydite
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2020, 05:51:50 PM »
Works pretty much the same as Turface MVP...

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Re: Haydite
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2020, 07:18:59 PM »
With the Haydite would you do a 50/50?
« Last Edit: September 17, 2020, 08:05:33 PM by Millet »

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Re: Haydite
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2020, 05:45:56 AM »
Yes.

 

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