Propagation Mist Kit plays a major role in the production of both seed and vegetative plant material. The Propagation Mist Kit will fill the greenhouse with a fine spray of water which gradually moistens the soil without disturbing it. Seeds and seedlings do well with a fine mist, while leafy cuttings mostly prefer to be propagated in this way and will generally form roots much faster. The fine mist that is produced from the mist nozzles is adjustable to 360 so you put the mist where you need it, unlike many other "patio mist kits' on the market. The Propagation Mist Kit includes all the parts you need to mist seeds/seedlings/fodder, in a small greenhouse type setting. Click here to order!

 

Propagation Mist Kit can be automated by using a water timer. Timers that water in seconds are most widely used to give the plants that short burst of mist, allowing you to set watering times to take place at specific times of the day and for a given period. Propagation Mist Kit w/Timer   Click here to order!

 


 

  FGMK-50P Kit Contains:

 

 
1-#PK1003 1-#PK1000 7-#PK1001 1-#PK1002

50' Gray Mist Tubing

Female Hose End

Mist Nozzles With Coupling

Mist Nozzle End Fitting

 

 

 

 

 


 

1-#PK1007

8-#PK1004

8-#PK1006

8-#PK1005

Tee Filter, 200 Mesh, Cleanable Gray Nail On Tubing Clamps Hanging Snap Clips Cable Ties
 

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Propagation Mist Kit w/Timer

Propagation Mist Kit can be automated using a water timer. Timers that water in seconds are most widely used to give the plants that short burst of mist, allowing you to set watering times to take place at specific times of the day and for a given period. Timer.

About Misting: Misting is a technique for minimizing plant moisture loss by controlled periodic wetting of the foliage of cuttings which are being rooted. This technique is helpful for rooting leafy cuttings; however, succulent plants are usually not placed under mist. Constant misting has been successful with a few plants, but results are generally better with intermittent misting. Constant misting wastes water, leaches nutrients from the leaves, and reduces soil temperatures which, consequently, restricts root development. Mist beds can be used in greenhouses year round or during the growing season for nursery stock.

The on-off interval for misting depends upon how quickly water dries from the leaves. Ideally, the mist should be turned on just after the leaves become dry and should remain on long enough to wet all leaf surfaces. Cuttings quickly die if they become dry and are exposed to bright sunlight for even a short period; therefore, it is important that the leaves be kept wet at all times when the sun is shining on them. Over-misting is generally considered less detrimental than over-watering.

Before mist propagation became widely accepted, rooting was attempted by maintaining high relative humidity in the rooting area and restricting sunlight by partial shading when sunlight became intense. The use of partial shading, however, reduces the rate of photosynthesis which indirectly restricts the rate of root development. This, obviously, is undesirable. However, various degrees of shading may be appropriate depending upon the species, location, and time of year.

Misting reduces leaf transpiration in two ways. First, it causes a reduction in leaf temperature due to evaporative cooling as the water on the leaf evaporates. Second, it maintains high humidity conditions at the leaf surface. The cooling is reported to be as much as 1F to 1.5F as compared to leaves not misted. These cooling effects are effective, however, it is recommended that mist propagation beds be shaded when necessary. http://pods.dasnr.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-1282/HLA-6708web.pdf