One of the secrets to success with growing plants in hydroponics is keeping your grow environment optimal with a good grow extraction kit or system. The air needs to be kept at the right temperature and humidity, and the CO2 level around the plants needs to be kept up by refreshing the air or by CO2 supplementation. We stock a full range of duct fans and carbon filters to remove odours, plus everything to connect them up with as well as complete grow extraction kits where we've done all the matching up for you. And if you want an advanced system for perfect air control, we stock the brilliant Opticlimate full environmental control units!
A Guide to Growing Media
Unless you grow in a DWC or Aeroponic System, you are going to need some type of growing media.
Most growing medium are based on clay pebbles, coco, soil, or a mixture of them.
For an organic grow, stick with soil growing media, for hydroponic systems, stick to a clay pebble or coco growing media.
Each growing media has their own characteristics.
Soil & Coco Growing Media
The most natural things on the planet and is perfect for biological gardening but it is not really suited to hydroponics because it holds on to too much water. Coco drains better so it is suited for hydroponics and can also be used for biological gardening as well.
Clay pebbles drain the best and is only suited to hydroponics and give your roots room to thrive. Although it is not the best home for microbes, it can still be used for biological gardening as well.
What makes a good growing media?
A good quality growing media will help your plants to establish a strong root network, promoting rapid plant development and increased growth rates. Cheaper growing media can contain lower quality ingredients, leading to less growth. The growing media that we sell is tested in-house to make sure the quality stands up and gives our customers the best results.