Friday, February 28, 2014

Organic Nutrients Insect Frass

Organic Nutrients Insect Frass

Organic Nutrients Insect Frass

This product provides immediate results when your plants are top dressed with it. It triggers and boosts the plants natural immune system and plants react with immediate vitality and vigor. 

-Nate-HomeGrown Hydroponics.

What is Insect Frass?

Insect Frass is insect poop (like guano or castings) But unlike bats or birds, Insect Frass actually comes from plants. In all natural ecosystems (where there are no man-made chemical pesticides), insects feed on and digest vegetation, and give it right back to plants in the form of nature's perfect plant food. Plants benefit insects - Insects benefit plants!
Frass Pellets
Insect Frass is 100% Organic plant food, and so much more... 
Insect Frass naturally contains the nutrition plants require, beneficial micro-organisms, and the only immediately plant-available source of chitin (pronounced “Kite-in”). Chitin fortifies a plant from the inside out, causing an "auto-immune" response that signals a plant to produce natural toxins which fend off its natural enemies like pests and fungal pathogens. The EPA says that chitin and chitosan (see FAQ's) defend against botrytis (grey mold), powdery mildew, early and late blight, fungal pathogens in the root zone (root rot) and root-feeding nematodes. Insect Frass does NOT cause a plant to kill beneficial insects or beneficial nematodes.
Insect Frass is NOT a pesticide.
Insect Frass is NOT a fungicide.
Insect Frass will NOT put insects into your garden.
Give your plants all the benefits of Insect Frass, without the bugs!
Click Here for usage instructions.


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Where is all of this leading?




Hydroponics is a technologically advanced method of producing plant based foods on a consistent and perpetual basis. A time will come, if not sooner than later, when people will need this knowledge in order to sustain themselves and the people around them. Take the country of Bahrain for instance, who are  now implementing hydroponic systems on a large scale out of necessity due to lack of resources, such as land and water. Why else would the most technologically savvy in contemporary society be investing huge amounts of money and resources into hydroponic agriculture; The CEO of the database giant ORACLE owns an island of Hawaii and plans on doing exactly that, sustaining on hydroponics..

Home Grown Hydroponics has assembled a talented and customer friendly team of professionals from all walks of the gardening world. We take great pride in the passion and expertise of our 'agricultural incubator', so to speak. Our focus is customer service, public education and retail supplies. Rest assured, you can get a quick and accurate response to your gardening questions, from our team of gardening professionals. When it comes to successful hydroponic gardening techniques, we have decades of experience to draw from. The future is technology and what we eat is not immune from technological necessity.

Homegrown Hydroponics
1845 E Broadway
Tempe, AZ 85282
480 377 9096

Also serving GIlbert, AZ and Phoenix AZ locations.


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Homegrown Hydroponics
Gulf Daily News
Pacific Business News

Friday, February 21, 2014

Dutch Master Gold Range Silica


Silica is an important additive for increasing plants cellular walls; which translates into more efficient and effective nutrient delivery and resistance to stress. I have started using Dutch Master Silica in place of other manufacturers because it uses a silicic acid and is super concentrated. I have seen great results using this product.-Ed (Home Grown Hydroponics/Hydroharbor- Tempe Arizona)

Silicic acid, unlike most other silicates, is already bio available for plants so it creates immediate results.
-Sauls (Home Grown Hydroponics-Tempe Arizona)


TANK ADDITIVE - USAGE INSTRUCTIONS

All Black Bottle product usage instructions are the same as the equivalent Gold Range product usage instructions.
Available in:
1 Litre, 5 Litres
  • Use From Beginning Of Grow To The End Of Flower.
  • Are You Looking To Build Stronger More Vigorous Plants?
  • Maximise The Benefits Of Today’s High Performance Nutrients!
  • Don’t Let Your Plants Miss Out On This Essential Element!
  • Gold Range SILICA Works With All Nutrients, In All Systems And All Mediums!
It’s a fact - Silicon is important to plants, very important! Silicon is so important that many world authorities on plant nutrition now consider it to be an essential nutrient. In fact, many plants grown indoors in hydroponic or soil-less systems are deficient or completely void of this important element! Even outdoor soil can be excessively deficient in silicon.

Silicon is a very important nutrient to plants. It is a vital element of epidermal cell walls. Silicon strengthens plants so they can resist the ravishes of insects, drought, disease, heat and stresses.  Dutch Master Gold Range SILICA substantially strengthens a plants ability to transport nutrients and other elements in the roots and internal plant cells. Gold Range SILICA will help increase cell wall stability, speed up root cell replication, build stronger and more extensive root systems, increase nutrient absorption and resist stress and drought as well as enhance the plants ability to resist insects and pathogens. Gold Range SILICA is a balancing and buffering substance that also helps your plants to deal with potentially toxic levels of minerals, salts and pollutants. Gold Range SILICA will help to give your plants a stronger, larger, more vigorous living infrastructure.

Dutch Master Gold Range SILICA is a special formulation of plant available silicon designed by our in-house Plant Physiologist and Biochemist to help restore natural plant levels of silicon so your plant can build strong cell walls resulting in a well-formed plant. When using a modern performance based nutrient like Gold Range NUTRIENT, Gold Range SILICA is essential to help maximise the results you get from these high tech wonder nutrients.

Gold Range SILICA use should be started early in the vegetative stage and continued right through harvest for best results as Gold Range SILICA’S benefits are optimized with long-term use. So now you can be confident in the fact that when you are using Dutch Master Gold Range 
SILICA, you are using the best plant nutritional technologies on offer today. 

Dutch Master uses only the finest British and US Pharmaceutical grade elements to ensure both purity and consistency time after time. Designed specifically for use with all growing media, Gold Range SILICA’s high performance action performs equally well in any system – truly universal! Try it today and unlock the power in your garden!

USAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
For best results, see our Growers Tips and use the online Nutrient Calculator for an individualized interactive feeding program to suit your needs.

To use Gold Range SILICA, simply follow these easy guidelines!
  1. Fill your reservoir or tank to 2/3rds of its capacity.
  2. If you are using Gold Range ADD.27, Gold Range POTASH+ or Gold Range ZONE then add this next according to the Usage Instructions.
  3. Add Gold Range SILICA to your tank according to the onlineNutrient Calculator or at the rate of 0.5 ml per litre or 2 ml per gallon of final tank level or volume.
  4. Add your primary nutrient such as ADVANCE, ORIGINAL, Gold Range ONE or Gold Range NUTRIENT, stirring well to mix. Please note – Gold Range POTASH+ is not to be used with Gold Range NUTRIENT as Gold Range NUTRIENT provides all the phosphorus the plants need during flowering.
  5. Top up your reservoir or tank with water to its final level or volume and check the nutrient strength using a TDS (PPM or EC) meter. If required, add more nutrients until you arrive at the correct nutrient strength. If your nutrient solution is too strong then add fresh water until you arrive at the correct nutrient strength.
  6. Adjust pH to approximately 5.5 for Rockwool, Perlite, Clay, Vermiculite, Aeroponics, DWC, NFT, Hydro or Coco users or 5.9 for dirt or soilless systems such as Promix or Sunshine mix. See Growers Tips for more info.
  7. Feed according to your systems normal requirements.
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Thursday, February 20, 2014

One of the first Anglo Gardeners in the Valley of the Sun! Elisha Reavis

Elisha Reavis

'The Old Hermit of the Superstition", Elisha Reavis, was considered one of the first Anglo settler gardeners in the Phoenix Arizona area. He had an orchard and a garden in the higher elevations of the superstition wilderness and lived there alone. His orchard still remains there today. He would come off the mountain occasionally to sell his produce at the Silver King Mine, Florence, Tempe, Mesa, and in Phoenix. He is one of the only characters in Superstition wilderness lore to have known and befriended the Old Dutchman, Jacob Waltz. Our hydroponic shop takes pride in having categorical and historical ties to the old hermit, as well as the old Dutchman: 1. We are also desert gardeners, however, we enjoy teaching others how to garden efficiently and effectively in this arid desert climate; and 2. Larry, the boss man, has been at this business for over 13 years and his father and grandfather(who was known to do business with the Old Dutchman-Jacob Waltz) also ran retail operations in the valley of the sun dating back to the early pioneer days..



Sources:

Tom Kollenborn Historical account of the Hermit of Superstition Mountain Part 1
Tom Kollenborn Historical account of the Hermit of Superstition Mountain Part 2
http://thewyants.com/hikes/rogers/reavis.htm

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Vermi-Love for Valentines day!!

Vermi-Love Worm Farm earthworm castings.
Valentines day candy for plants, aka worm poo from the Vermi-Love Worm Farm

Earthworm castings are a rich and organic source for providing your plant medium with microbial organisms; as well, providing nutrients for plants to eat. Jake says feed your favorite plant friends the best worm chocolates this valentines day!!! 

Product description:

Vermi~Love Worm Farm & more LLC is dedicated to creating greener communities. Transforming materials like produce waste into worm castings to feed the soil that feeds us! 
 
 
Vermicompost is basically worm poop, with a very sweet earthy smell. 
 
Vermicompost is sold 'live, never sterilized!  All the beneficial microbes (aka bacteria and fungi) are alive and ready to help your plants. 
Feeding the soil that feeds us.
 
 
We use high quality organic plant scraps to create vermicompost from plant material only. We never use animal manure!  Helping your garden grow more each season without missing a harvest.  Live vermicompost has even been shown to protect germinating seedlings from certain zoospores.
 
 
Vermicompost is great for all plants; edibles, lawns, potted plants, ornamentals and succulents. Being naturally slow release, there is no danger of burning a plant by over fertilizing.
 
Use as a monthly fertilizer for potted plants, mix into planters, add to seed starting mixes, or use right in the garden soil for stronger healthier plants. 
 
Transforming green waste can build better soils for farms, gardens, lawns and the community. Green waste is better composted than creating greenhouse gases . 

Sources:
The Vermi-Love Worm Farm
Homegrown Hydroponics.

Cold Weather Gardening. It can be done!

Cold Weather Gardening. It can be done!

Successful gardening results from an understanding of what plants need in order to grow and thrive; and then, supplying it. By utilizing your resources effectively and efficiently, you can put put food and medicine on the table at will; year round.

It can be done! Cold weather and year round gardening of vegetables and medicine can be a realistic achievement. It takes a bit of understanding of what plants need in order to thrive(warmth, light, food), a little bit of labor on your part to gather resources, create a strategy, and then apply them correctly. The fruits of your own labor can be harvested by you!

The geodesic dome is one of the most effective and efficient architectural designs of the 21st century. Buckminster Fuller had humanitarian and environmental premises in mind when he showed the world the value of this contemporary structure; Modern practitioners continue to modify it in amazing ways to be more and more of a valuable design for both humanity and the biosphere in general.  Check out the tutorial on how to build this very effective greenhouse for cold weather gardening year round.

Geodesic dome greenhouse for cold weather, courtesy of  Collin Dunn and Treehugger.com

Another great and inexpensive idea for cold weather gardening year round is the Wallipini greenhouse. This design involves digging 6' to 8' under ground and utilizing the earths natural geothermal properties of consistent temperature to maintain a year round greenhouse. Learn how to build one here.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Green Planet Nutrients


Massive is basically their flagship product. It contains the entirety of Big Bud and has all the amino acids. It contains the main components of Bud Candy, PK 13/14, and Diamond Nectar. The Green Planet Rep explained to me that it also is comparable to Nirvana but Nirvana's triacontanol is derived from alfalfa meal and Massive's triacontanol is extracted from honey comb (bees waste).-Kendra


Massive Bloom Formulation




Massive Bloom
Massive Bloom: What is it?

Massive Bloom Formulation is the worlds best flowering additive. A high performance organically derived flowering cycle nutrient, enhanced with all the necessary micro elements including the naturally occurring hormones, to increase flower size, taste, faster cell division, healthier, more colourful, larger crop and yields.

Growers rave about how well Massive Bloom Formulation works and it is very common for growers to report increases in dry weight of over 30% which is absolutely amazing in this market of wild claims and overzealous marketing.
How Does It Work?

Massive Bloom Formulation incorporates naturally occurring gibberellic hormones designed to increase internodal spacing allowing more room for the flower to mature and swell to their full potential. After the spacing of the internodes or when flower sites have been established, the components in Massive Bloom Formulation work aggressively to produce and transport vital fluids and cell building materials to the flower sites creating truly massive stacked flower clusters full of aromatic essential oils. Massive Bloom Formulation couples the naturally occurring gibberellic hormones with the scientifically proven plant steroid triacontanol that increases the rate of photosynthesis and CO2 utilisation.


Why it Works?

Massive Bloom Formulation works because it contains the following:

L-Form Amino Acids - These are the building blocks of protein. Only L-form amino acids are assimilated properly by plants. L-amino acids help to increases chlorophyll concentration leading to higher rates of photosynthesis. They have a chelating effect on micronutrients increasing the absorption and transportation throughout the plant. L-amino acids are also precursors or activators of phytohormones and growth substances enhancing the levels of terpenoids, phenolics, flavonoids, and alkaloids. They also help reduce plant stress by strengthening cell walls.

Vitamins - There is a specially formulated vitamin profile designed to reduce environmental stresses and to stimulate essential metabolic processes as well as allow the flowers to reach peak maturity and maximum density.

Tiracontanol - This is an alcohol based sugar found in high concentrations in bees waste and alfalfa. It has a wide range of effects, stimulating the natural production of plant hormones involved in flowering. Triacontanol has been proven to stimulate photosynthesis, increase chlorophyll content, cell density and CO2 assimilation. It allows the plant to process more light to supercharge the production of essential fluids and cell building. Triacontanol found in Massive Bloom Formulation has been proven scientifically to have a direct effect on dry weight. Due to extensive extraction process and high expense, Triacontanol is not found in many products. We use a unique series of extraction techniques to ensure a consistent and powerful source of this amazing plant steroid.

Enzyme Activators - Massive Bloom Formulation contains a blend of compounds that bind to a series of enzymes to speed up the plants metabolism and to allow the conversion of the active components of Massive Bloom Formulation to be assimilated in a rapid manner.

Unique Carbohydrate Blend - Dextrose, arabinose, xylose, glucose, fructose, maltose, are just some of the carbohydrates in Massive Bloom Formulation. External sources of carbohydrates allow the plant to focus its energy on flowering and essential oil production instead of taxing itself trying to produce food.

Low Molecular Weight Humic Acid - Also known as fulvic acid, it plays a vital role as a chelater of essential minerals and organic compounds allowing them to pass through cell membranes much more efficiently. Fulvic acid stimulates enzyme production critical for plant functions. One of the most important functions of Fulvic acid is its ability to transport the other component of massive bloom formulation and important flowering materials into the cells where they are needed most.

Chelated Mineral Profile - Massive Bloom Formulation contains a complete 100% chelated micro nutrient and mineral profile such as iron, zinc, copper, manganese, cobalt and molybdenum to help support your actively growing flowers. We use several different chelates as well as fulvic acid which is a natural chelater to keep everything in perfect suspension and availability. By using these essential chelates you can be assured that you will recap all of the benefits that Massive Bloom Formulation has to offer.

Phosphorous and Potassium - These essential elements are needed in relatively large amounts to support the various plant functions critical for huge yields. Potassium is vital in the activation of more than 80 plant enzymes that regulate various functions including the opening and closing of the stoma necessary for proper gas exchange and water usage. Potassium is also a very important in the utilization and conversion of Phosphorous into an energy source. A lack of potassium will directly effect the end yield. Phosphorous is necessary because it is a component of every living cell and is involved in key plant functions such as energy transfer, photosynthesis and nutrient movement throughout the plant. Massive Bloom Formulation contains proper ratios of all three primary nutrients, Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium to ensure a fantastic result. The ratio is perfectly balanced so that your plant can complete its vital processes and create increased floral structures and essential oils. Green Planet Wholesale has gone to great lengths to make sure that these components are completely available.
Key Points
Increases flower size noticeably
Increases aromatics
Increases essential oils
Increases dry weight substantially
Increases chlorophyll content
Rapidly increases photosynthesis
Increases CO2 utilisation
Proper NPK ratios
Increases cell expansion and content
Thicker cell walls
Increases internal floral components
Increases resistance to stressors
Growers report increases in dry weight of up and beyond 30%
No artificial dyes or colourants
Easy to Use
Best flowering additive on the market
How to Use It?

Massive Bloom Formulation is the premier flowering additive and enhancer and is suitable for use with any nutrient regime no matter what the technique or grow medium. Massive Bloom Formulation is designed to be used from week 3 throughout the duration of the flowering cycle stopping the last week for the flushing period. Some growers will use Massive Bloom Formulation right from the start of the flowering stage but our suggestion is that it is optional the first two weeks and essential the remainder of the flowering period. The recommended rate is 20ml per gallon of nutrient solution. Massive Bloom Formulation will increase your ppm by approximately 400ppm so you may have to cut back on your nutrient strength to compensate. The feed schedule offered by Green Planet Wholesale takes into account the extra ppm so there is no need to cut back on your nutrients strength using Green Planet Nutrients unless your particular plant variety prefers a lower nutrient strength
Sizes:

Massive Bloom Formulation is available in 1Ltr, 4Ltr, 10Ltr and 24Ltr.

Massive Bloom Product Information - English/Spanish

Massive Bloom MSDS

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Hydrofarm Dirt Bags


Dirt Pot Flexible Portable Planter, 10 Gallon, with handles

These containers are a great advancement for container gardening. They are made of non-toxic food grade polypropylene (same as food containers). Roots do not bind in these pots. When they grow through the fabric container, roots air prune themselves and then put out more roots. Feel free to share your own experiences with these cutting edge containers-Ed

Lightweight and reusable, Hydrofarm's fabric planters offer value and versatility to all gardening enthusiasts. Made from porous breathable fabric, these planters allow your plants to thrive, promoting exceptional root health and vigorous plant growth. The soft-sided construction allows the planter to conform to your terrain, making it the perfect choice for all growing areas. Our planters are stronger than similar products, with reinforced seams and strength-tested fabric, so they won't tear when supporting even the heaviest crop.

  • Sturdy reinforced handle straps are sewn all the way around the bottom of the planter for easier, more secure lifting or moving
  • No root circling
  • Breathable fabric means superior drainage and aeration
  • Manages plant temperatures - keeping plants cooler in summer and warmer in winter
Dimensions: 16"D x 12.5"H
Exact Volume: 10.88 gal

You can buy your resources anywhere you choose...but, with hydroharbor you get a map and access to many different ports of possibilities... growing is our passion...feel free to contact our customer service dept at 480 266 1559

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Hydrofarm