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Capillary Mat Systems & Kits

Capillary Mat Systems & Kits

Regular price $169.99 CAD
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Here's a great, automated systems for growing seedlings, starts, and clones. Just hook it up to a gravity reservoir or a pressurized water line (with a pressure reducer) and make sure that those small, vulnerable plants don't dry out or drown.

4' x 4' Capillary Mat System:

  • 1 - Surface Blumat
  • 1 - Capillary Mat 4' x 4'
  • 1 - Perforated Black Foil, 1.2 meters wide (47.3") anti-algae
  • 5 ft - Super-Flex 8mm by the foot Silicone Rubber Tubing
  • 8 ft - BluSoak 2.0 DripTape 
  • 4 - Blumat Elbows - bulk
  • 1 - Blumat 8 to 3 Reducer Tee
  • 4 - Blusoak to 8mm Barbed Adapter
  • 1 - 3mm Quick-Connect on-off Adapter Valves

4' x 8' Capillary Mat System:

  • 1 - Surface Mounting Blumat
  • 8 ft. Capillary Mat 4' Wide 
  • 8 ft. Anti-Algae Perforated Black Foil
  • 5 ft. Red 8mm Super-Flex Tubing
  • 4 - Blumat 8mm Elbows
  • 3 ft. 3mm Drip Tubing for Blumat Systems
  • 16 ft. Blusoak 2.0 Drip Tape
  • 4 - Blusoak to 8mm Barbed Adapter
  • 1 - 8mm x 3mm x 8mm Blumat Tee

This system needs to have a flat surface but it can be almost anything: a cement or tile floor, a plastic-covered sheet of plywood, metal or glass.

Impermeable Plastic Layer NOT INCLUDED

The water wicks up from the bottom so it doesn't squeeze the oxygen out of your planting mix or disturb delicate seed sprouts like hand-watering easily does.

4' x 4' Capillary Pot Kit:

Bottomless pots and capillary mats make an ideal partnership. This kit is excellent for growers who want to minimize labor while growing high-quality starts.

Click here to download the instructions.

Because the water comes from the bottom, roots spread out and grow down instead of only out. The tiny holes in the capillary mat's top layer prevents the roots from growing into it but keeps them ready for a new home. To transplant outside or into a bigger pot or bed, just pick up and put the pot on top of your soil or planting mix - no need to dig a hole and cut into the soil’s microbe networks. After the roots have sufficiently decomposed, you can easily lift away your sleeve for re-use.

This kit contains 20 1 Gallon Grassroots Sleeves, and one complete 4'x4' capillary mat system.

What You Might Need (Not included in kit):

  • Connection to your water source (either thru-hull bulkhead fittings for gravity systems, a pressure reducer, or a Blumat pump for larger systems)
  • 8mm Supply tube to connect your water source to your Surface Blumats
  • Either an 8mm x 8mm elbow or an 8mm shut-off valve to put at the end of your supply line
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