Sold in 1-ounce packages. Mix with water and dip seedlings in gel prior to planting to better manage water in the root zone, significantly reduce watering maintenance and provide a more constant supply of water to the roots. Root gel can also be used to trap more moisture in baskets or containers. Crystals hold up to 150 times their weight in water.
One ounce does about 100 seedlings, depending on consistency. Root gel will repeatedly absorb and release water in the soil and lasts for several years until it biodegrades.
Active Ingredient: Potassium Polyacrylate (93% by weight)
Inert Ingredient: Water (7% by weight, derived from atmospheric humidity absorbed during storage)
Mix 1 ounce of root gel with 1.25 gallons of water. Absorption may vary, so use more or less water to achieve desired consistency that allows maximum amount of gel to adhere to the roots.
Stir gently and allow about 15 minutes to gel. Dip seedling roots into the gel and remove, then plant immediately. Apply water to the new plant as usual.
Recommended Use Rate for Containers:
|POT SIZE||ROOT GEL|
|1 gal||2 tsp|
|3 gal||5 tsp|