Tomato Growing Demo Update!

Nine days forward from our previous blog; the Golden Crown tomato plants vegetative growth is extremely vigorous and the plants are noticeably bigger as you can see from the images below! Although our Wilma10 system with a DS120 Grow Tent package comes complete with a 600w High Pressure Sodium Grow Light (primarily red spectrum to maximize flowering output in this size tent), for the purpose of our in-store demo we are utilising a 400w Sunmaster Metal Halide (primarily blue spectrum output) lamp/grow light to maximize vegetative growth. The plants in general are responding extremely well to the DutchPro range of nutrients and enhancers and we will keep you updated over the coming weeks.

You will also notice that we have placed a couple of young Dorset Naga Chilli Plants in the grow tent, which will be transplanted into an AutoPot Growing System and then these will soon be placed into our main in-store growing tent, the Secret Jardin DR300W.

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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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Somerset Hydroponics Growing Update

Further to our previous blog regarding the release of our new DutchPro Nutrient range; we are currently propagating small leaf basil seeds in the X-stream 20 Site Aeroponic propagator which will then be transplanted into the SureGrow4 SG70 NFT Growing System; the basil will then be fed the complete range of DutchPro Nutrients. This will be our first in-store test of this highly requested nutrient brand. We have chosen small leaf basil as our test plants due to the low, yet precise feeding requirements of the plant which will very quickly show us how well formulated the DutchPro Nutrient range is (We are expecting to see nothing but good things!) We have chosen the SureGrow4 SG70 NFT system as it is ideally suited to small/medium vigorously growing plants. We will keep you updated weekly!

Propagating small-leaf Basil seeds.

Basil seeds propagating in the (clear-display) X-Stream 20 site Aeroponic Propagator within the Secret Jardin DP90 propagation grow tent. Lighting used: Maxibright PL2 Propagation grow light.

 We will also be further testing this excellent nutrient range by growing tomato plants in Coco growing medium within a Wilma 10-pot Dripper growing system. This will be a growing test utilizing all of the equipment supplied with our Wilma10 System + DS120 Grow Tent Hydroponic Grow Kit

The 10plant wilma dripper_DS120 grow kit is our most popular growing kit sold in-store and online. Retailing at £490.00

The 10plant wilma dripper_DS120 grow kit is our most popular growing kit sold in-store and online. Retailing at £490.00