To help your new plugs retain water while in the establishment phase use a mixture of Root Dip and water. Follow instructions provided on the packet. Each packet will cover approximately 1,000 square feet.
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The Root Dip is a unique superabsorbent polymer based on natural cornstarch, making it biodegradable, nontoxic and odorless. As a starch-based polymer, it is made up of glucose molecules, which are linked together chemically to become a water-insoluble, net-like matrix in the form of a hydrogel that holds and releases water for use by plants as needed. These anionic units are able to absorb up to 400 times their original weight. This hydrogel slowly releases just the right amount of encapsulated moisture in response to plant root suction. The hydrogel easily rehydrates and stores more water as moisture enters the soil. This process is repeated hundreds of times over a growing season.
By keeping the right amount of moisture available to plants as needed, our Root Dip facilitates plant production from seed germination through harvest. A healthy microenvironment is created in the soil that provides plants with the moisture and nutrients necessary for successful growth. The result is faster germination, quicker emergence, consistent growth and higher, better-quality yields using less water.