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Step 8: Thinning Sprouts and Importance of Space

In this video, we'll explore the importance of properly spacing out your plants and how many plants you can grow per a cup! 

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  1. You can replant them in another cup.

To replant a sprout in a hydroponic system back into another rockwool plug, you will need to carefully remove the sprout from the existing plug without damaging its roots.

Start by soaking the rockwool plug in water to loosen it up. Then, gently pull apart the fibers to create a small hole in the center. Place the sprout in the hole, being careful to keep the roots intact. Cover the roots with the rockwool fibers and gently press down to secure the sprout in place.

2) Secondly if you can not replant you can eat them!

Don't let those extra sprouts go to waste! 

You can use them in a variety of ways, such as adding them to a salad, sandwich, or smoothie for an extra boost of nutrition. 

Sprouts are packed with vitamins and minerals, and can add a fresh, crisp flavor to your meals. So next time you thin out your seedlings, save those sprouts and get creative in the kitchen!

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What can you do with the sprouts you remove?

It is important to have only one plant grow per cup and to properly space out the seedlings because this ensures that each plant has enough space to grow and develop properly. 

If multiple plants are crowded into one cup, they will compete for resources like nutrients, water, and light, which can stunt their growth and lead to a weaker, less healthy plant.

Proper spacing also ensures that each plant has access to sufficient light and airflow, which are essential for photosynthesis and transpiration. 

If seedlings are too close together, they may shade each other and prevent light from reaching the lower leaves, which can slow down growth and increase the risk of disease.

Overall, giving each plant enough space and resources will lead to stronger, healthier plants with a better chance of reaching maturity and producing a bountiful harvest.

The younger the plant the easier and less stressful on the plant  ( no sooner than1.5 weeks after the plant germinates)