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June 13, 2019

What are Hydroton Clay Pebbles?

Hydroton is basically a mineral or mineral-like product that is heated up to a specific temperature until the mineral pops in the same way, similar to popcorn. The results from the heating process are that you end up with a hard, lightweight clay pebble. The clay pebble is excellent for growing plants, and it is easy to use. The water holding capacity on these clay pebbles is not huge, but it is much better than other types of growing mediums. Each clay pebble has tiny pores that are great for delivering air to the roots of your plant. Clay pebbles are an excellent choice to use in all types of hydroponics systems and are the best choice for growing plants' Krakty method.

What is Rockwool?

Rockwool is a hydroponic growing medium made from the natural ingredients Chalk and Basalt. These two ingredients are then melted at a temperature of 1600° C (Celsius) or 2912° F(Fahrenheit). Once these ingredients are melted into a lava-like form, they are blown into a large spinning chamber, which pulls the lava into fibers like "cotton candy." Once the fibers are spun they are then compacted into a mat which is then cut into cubes. This process is very efficient, producing 37 cubic feet of wool from 1 cubic foot of rocks. Since Rockwool is born in the fire it renders the product chemically and biologically inert and creates the ideal growing medium for hydroponics. Since its development in the early 1970s, Rockwool has become the major vegetable and flower production medium throughout North America and Europe.

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Coconut Coir: What it is and How To Use It In The Garden

Dec. 12, 2018

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What is Coco Coir?

Coco Coir or sometimes called Coconut Coir is a byproduct of the coconut fiber industry. Coconuts have many layers, the coco coir is the layer between the outer husk of the coconut and the interior meat of the coconut. This layer has many fibrous threads that are very absorbent and can hold and retain liquid. This is why coconut coir is an excellent ingredient found in professional potting mixes. Used independently or by itself, the coconut coir can be used as a growing medium for many types of hydroponic systems. The coconut coir has a neutral PH balance that is one of the special qualities that makes coconut coir an excellent choice for professional gardeners and the backyard hobbyist.

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