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    Re: Tell me about float tray systems

    heres the float trays, i got

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    Re: Tell me about float tray systems

    Chicken, Spray them with full strength Clorox and let them sit in the sun for a day. I've heard you can't leave them in the sun all the time as they will deteriorate. I had a fungus attack my parsley. I used this treatment on all my containers and tools and used fresh soil and it worked.

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    Re: Tell me about float tray systems

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    Chicken, Spray them with full strength Clorox and let them sit in the sun for a day.
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    Do not use full strength Clorox, it is not as potent as Clorox that has been cut with water. The surface tension of full strength Clorox will prevent it from effectively killing mold spores, fungi etc. You need to reduce it's strength to something like 25%.

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    Re: Tell me about float tray systems

    I use greenshield to clean trays . I don't like clorox at all . I have used it before and it will stunt / poision the plants .

    I use a wicking soil for seeding the trays .

    The fertilizer is different for each variety you grow . Turkish , samsun , bursa any of these types need less fertilizer than burley or bright leaf . Cigar varietys need less fertilizer than Burley or bright leaf and just a little more than the orientals .

    You can also seed trays with vegetables and place them in with the tobacco plants .

    I have plenty of the 72 cell trays and I ordered boxes from uline for shippin 8 to 10 at a time .

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    Re: Tell me about float tray systems

    tobacco soil?

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    Re: Tell me about float tray systems

    jitterbug where did you get the 72 cell trays?

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    Re: Tell me about float tray systems

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    jitterbug where did you get the 72 cell trays?
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    Re: Tell me about float tray systems

    I have been reading this thread with interest. I am going to have problems getting float trays on this side of the pond. I have looked everywhere with no luck so I might have a go at making something up. I just have a few questions if anyone can help with. Firstly how deep do these trays sink in the water tray? do they need too float on the top or say an inch below to surface water level. And again I am having problems in finding a wicking compost. is there any alternative I could make up and use. Many thanks for any advice.

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