I'll back up a little and be even more clear.
I am referring to Jiffy Mix - which is a loose, peat-based mix that can be loaded into containers.
You are using peat pellets of some sort. I never had any luck with those pellets. And I also have gone away from using Rapid Rooters and now simply fill a 3x3 container with loose seedling mix for both cloning and starting seeds.
I found that the plants have a bit of a struggle breaking through the netting which holds the pellets together. I tried removing the mesh netting once and managed to destroy my project.
The Rapid Rooters were nearly as bad. I could see where they had restricted the growth of the plant throughout its life.
Now that I use only loose seedling starter - Jiffy Mix or Sunshine Mix #4 (my preferred mix) - the plants develop very strong, thick, robust mainstems as they develop. This results in better uptake of water and a healthier plant overall.
Here is my method:
And just to be further clear.........
I'm really trying to help here. I want to see you succeed in your efforts and become independent from relying on others for your cannabis.
If we can get ahead of the learning curve on this project I strongly suspect you'll be enjoying some fine cannabis come harvest time this year. ;)
Best of luck and keep us updated!
Edited by Myc, 17 April 2022 - 11:04 AM.