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allen c

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I have a bag of Water Retaining Crystals that are meant to hold and release water in the soil. I wanted to try growing a Jalapeno plant in ONLY the Water Crystals! If allowed, i'd love to share the video of my preparation.
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so how are they doing in the crystals ?
Well, it hasnt died yet! Seeing a little new growth, but also lost a leaf about a day ago. Its definitely an experiment! Thanks for wondering how it's going!
 
unfortunately nothing ended up growing past seedling stage in the hydro-gel. I managed to keep a seedling alive for 3-4 weeks at a time, but they were only surviving.
 
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probably to dense and waterlogged where roots could not get an air root formed and no O2 exchange to keep the roots health, even in my hydroponics there is a gap and in nft there is a surface area where exposed to air
 
probably to dense and waterlogged where roots could not get an air root formed and no O2 exchange to keep the roots health, even in my hydroponics there is a gap and in nft there is a surface area where exposed to air
I agree, wihch is why I did layers of gel/hydro pebbles in hopes there would be air pockets for just that reason. Live and learn though!
 

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