New In-Store Growing Demo

We have recently added a new in-store demonstration growing tent utilising our Wilma10 System with a DS120 Grow Tent Hydroponic Grow Kit. Our chosen plants for this demonstration growing kit are Golden Crown tomatoes (Solanum Lycopersicum) which are a relatively vigorous cherry tomato from Eastern Europe, where it is known as Goldkrone. The roundish golden yellow fruit are early to mature and measure about 30mm in diameter. They have both a sweet taste and a juicy texture that come together in a serendipitous combination that makes them a delectable treat.

As supplied with the growing kit, we are using coco (Coir) growing medium and Dutch Pro Coco nutrients combined with Dutch Pro Take Root rooting stimulator and Dutch Pro Multi Total growing medium conditioner/growth enhancer. The tomato plants are just over three weeks old from seed; and as you can see from the images below, they are extremely healthy, and overall growth is vigorous!

We will update progress weekly with images and relevant growing information.

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Protect your space against the risk of fire with a Mabo Fire Extinguisher – Ideal for enclosed spaces!

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MABO introduces a revolution in grow room, home, and office fire extinguishers!
What makes the MABO so effective?

The MABO recognizes an increase in the room temperature caused by fire. When the temperature reaches 84 degrees the liquid inside the MABO is atomized causing the ampule to burst and scatter over a large area, even when no one is about the MABO will give total fire protection and peace of mind. One MABO will cover an area of 12 to 16 sq. mtrs. The action of the MABO is completely automatic and maintenance free, just fit and forget, your room is covered.

 

The MABO contains a solution with a unique patented formula that immediately after activation becomes a gas. This gas has a reaction with the burning material which immediately extinguishes the fire. By cooling and smothering the flame, the MABO also contains a retardant to prevent the fire from re-igniting. The released gas is completely harmless to humans, animals and the environment, easy to clean away, does not damaged materials, equipment or plants and cannot cause a short circuit in live equipment.

MABO:

  • Suitable for extinguishing Class A, B and C fires
  • MABO one per 12-16m closed or semi-open space
  • Disappears within seconds
  • Prevents re-ignition
  • Ecological fluid harmless to humans, animals and environment friendly
  • No short circuit hazard (safe to use around live electricity)
  • Easy to clean away
  • Tested and approved according to EC standards 67/548/EEC
  • Small dimensions and weight incl. holder 1kg
  • Easy to assemble
  • Maintenance free (requires no servicing)
  • Product Life is a minimum of 10 years
  • The MABO is a fully automatic fire extinguisher

 

The MABO is compact, maintenance free and easy to assemble. Protect your environment and place a MABO on the wall or ceiling, anywhere a fire could occur.

The summer is here… And so are the pests!

With the recent seasonal increase in temperature and unfortunately the continuing wet weather, gardeners will be experiencing a rise in numbers of the most common indoor/greenhouse pests. The general temperature increase combined with grow-room heat and higher than seasonally average humidity, makes ideal living and egg-laying conditions for our most troublesome grow room pests. This means that you should be paying particular attention to temperature and humidity control within the grow room.

Red Spotted Spider Mite

Red Spotted Spider Mites thrive at this time of year, and numbers can increase explosively if not spotted early enough or are left untreated. For killing the your  number one enemy, we recommend Plant Vitality+ Plus. Not only will  this product kill the adult Spider Mite, it will also kill the egg, and the larvae. Another benefit of this product is that it is formulated with a stress-relieving growth enhancer that will help your plants recover from the stress of the Spider Mite’s attack.

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Blown up image of a Red Spotted SpidermitePlant Vitality Plus Spray

Fungus Gnat (Sciarid Fly)

Also at this time of year, Fungus Gnats (Sciarid Fly) numbers can also increase explosively for the same reasons as above. This is a particular concern to you if you are using soil or coco (coir) as the chosen growing medium. Initially the adult Fungus Gnat causes little problem in the grow room until they lay their eggs. This is when the problem starts! Once the Fungus Gnat larvae have left it’s egg, it will then make it’s way through your growing medium eating your plant-roots which the damage can then cause rapid root rot (Pythium). To combat the adult Fungus Gnat, we recommend sticky traps; and to kill the Fungus Gnat larvae, we recommend Gnat Off. If Fungus Gnats have already caused damage to the root system (tell tale sign – a nasty rotting smell from the base of the pot) of your favourite plants, we also recommend Guard’n'Aid Rot Stop (Roots).

 

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Blown up image of a Fungus Gnat

 

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