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Installation and Maintenance
Kurapia is available in greenhouse flats that contain 72 plugs each. Please see the following Table for information on the number of plugs/flats needed to establish your location. The closer plugs are spaced during planting, the more rapidly the area will be established with less weed pressure. We usually recommend spacing Kurapia plugs on 18â€ centers, which should cover fully in approx. 3 growing months. Sloped areas also require closer (≤15 inches) spacing to minimize soil erosion during establishment.
(inches on center)
|Your Area (ft2) x Factor
Below = Number of Kurapia Plugs Needed*
|Number of Kurapia Plugs Needed*
per 1,000 ft2
*Divide by 72 to determine number of flats needed.
Keep Kurapia moist and away from direct sunlight until it is installed. Using spacing specified in the Table above, dig a hole that is twice the diameter and depth of the Kurapia plug. This is very important. Chance of survival will be reduced if the hole is not large enough to cover whole plug. Place the plug into the hole and pack the loosened soil around the plug, exposing only a small portion (ca. 25%) of leaves and stems to sunlight. See image below. This will help protect the small plug from direct sunlight and desiccation during establishment. Kurapia stems will creep out from soil. Step over the newly planted plug to ensure good contact with soil and repeat for all plugs.