Step 1: Moisten Eazy Pyramid
Prepare water with a pH of 5.8 and an EC of 1.4. Again on personal preference you can add a root stimulator to the water. Allow the Eazy Pyramid
to fully suck up the prepared water. Let it drain out excess water. Do not squeeze out or dry the Pyramids. Eazy Pyramids are self-regulating and will only hold the water they need for an optimum moisture level and an optimum air-to-water ratio.Step 2: Put block onto pyramid
Put the Eazy Block with young plant simply on top of the Eazy Pyramid. It will fit there nicely and will continue developing its roots inside the pyramid without a transplant shock.Step 3: Remoistening
For quick root development, only remoisten the Eazy Pyramids after 3 days from start and in optimum climate conditions even only after 5 days. Remoistening can be done by all known techniques, like drip-feeding, eb and flow system, manual, etc.Step 4: Fertilizing
After 5 days start adding a light fertilizing mix to the water up to an EC of 1.2-1.4 and a pH of 5.8.Step 5: Determine optimum EC
The air pruning effect generates a much more advanced root structure with a much bigger hair root mass and with it an increased uptake capacity. As a result many growers can suffice with an EC value that is +/- 0.2 lower than in older traditional substrates. On first sight of leaves getting lighter green, you should raise the EC immediately back with 0.2. With the Eazy Pyramid material it will take considerably longer for the leaves to grow lighter than with ordinary pots or Rock-Wool, if it already occurs.
Air pruning effect of the Eazy Pyramid
When the tips of the roots grow outside the Eazy Pyramid, they are exposed to relatively dry air because there is no plastic sleeve around the block. This causes the apical cells at the tip of the root to dehydrate, or become air pruned. This effect stimulates the growth of secondary roots, branching out the original roots and growing within the Eazy Pyramid. These secondary roots spread throughout the Eazy Pyramid until again they reach the outer sides where they get air pruned again, stimulating more root growth. The overall air pruninig effect is the establishment of a well-developed root system that is spread evenly throughout the Eazy Pyramid.
Due to its stabilization there is no need for a wrapping, resulting in natural air pruning of the roots growing outside the Eazy Pyramid. This air pruning strongly stimulates the production of new root tips inside the Eazy Pyramid. As a result an Eazy Pyramid will be fully grown with smaller hair roots instead of having a few base roots that grow downwards between growing medium and wrapping like with all conventional blocks. This way there is an abundant root growth inside the entire Eazy Pyramid, making better use of water and nutrition.
No plastic pot
Due to the same strong stabilization there is no need for a plastic pot either. Again offering the advantage of natural air pruning, resulting in a dense mass of hair roots inside the Pyramid. When using a plastic pot, the base roots will grow to the outside, meeting the impermeable wall of the pot and starting to continue their growth alongside the wall of the pot. This results in winding roots or a so called root knot with little to no branching and hair roots. The uptake capacity is therefor incomparable and no match for the Eazy Pyramid.
Eazy Pyramid is self regulating
An Eazy Pyramid has a neutral pH level of 5.5-6.0 and this pH level is buffered. Small deviations can be corrected by the Pyramid. The Eazy Pyramid gets a soft base fertilizer with it. The Pyramid has a pre-determined optimal air-to-water ratio. When the Eazy Pyramid is able to drain out excess water, it will hold the optimum amount of water by itself. Dry cultivation is no problem, the remaining moisture will be evenly divided throughout its material and the Eazy Pyramid always takes water back up easily.