Propagation & Young plants

An important stage in cultivation is the propagation stage of young plants. The seeds or cuttings must be of good quality, but just as crucial is the quality and structure of the growing media. For different cultivation methods we produce high quality growing media. Our new innovation is BVB Impress, the next generation press block, which offers growers a lot of advantages.

Different types of growing media

BVB substrates produces varous types of propagation mixtures:

  • Finely sieved mixtures to fill trays
  • Mixtures for paperpots and superseedlings
  • Bio based mixtures
  • Inorganic growing media like poly-urethane foam and stonewool (mineral wool) which are specially developed for propagation purposes.

Press pots

The press pots that you use must contain a number of specific features that can sometimes be contradictory. The mixture must be suitable to be squeezed into a solid ball, but, for the growth of your plants you’d like to keep as much air as possible in the mixture. Your mixture must contain sufficient moisture, dry quickly enough, but it can’t shrink too much. Planting by a machine has become a basic requirement. With all these characteristics in mind, we prepare the recipe that is best for your situation. Because of our many years of experience and modern measuring equipment and methods we are able to advise on the best suitable mixture for your cultivation. Together we create the best mixture that ensures a good start and contains sufficient moisture to make solid press pots.

“A suitable cutting mixture ensures a healty growth. Our mixtures and press pots are both airy and fine in structure.”

Arjan Zwinkels
Manager Research & Development

BVB Impress

BVB Impress is the new generation of pressed potting soil made of white peat. It has a considerably higher airiness and guarantees good dimensional stability during pressing. BVB Impress is suitable for all systems and press potting machines. It consists of 100% natural materials, and does not contain any chemical additives.

 

Want to know more?

Get in touch with one of our sales advisors:

Jan Dirksen 
jdirksen@bvb-substrates.nl

Richard Bremmer 
rbremmer@bvb-substrates.nl

Robin Camphens  
rcamphens@bvb-substrates.nl