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Many of the forum reviews about the ExHale CO2 bag have been negative.. many more positive! We have thoroughly tested this product to find that the bags do indeed produce a high level of CO2 locally to the bag, but users must be realistic about CO2 PPM levels that can be reached when using this product if in an enclosed space with ventilation equipment running full time in close proximity to the bag.

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When a plant is grown in soil, it will mature according to the quality of soil, the frequency of watering and feeding and the amount of light and heat it receives. Other aspects, such as pest and disease control, may then be considered where applicable, along with individual requirements for the type of plant. Since soil already contains nutritional minerals, plants grown in soil can only be fed nutrients or fertilizers at a rate that will not leave a build up of nutrient salts that harm the growing process.

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Due to the popularity of our Secret Jardin DP90 Propagation Grow Tent, the X-Stream Aeroponic Propagator range and the Maxibright PL2 Propagation Light, we have decided to put together an all inclusive Aeroponic Propagation Kit! The propagation kit will include the DP90 90x60x90cm Grow Tent, PL2 110watt Propagation Light, pair of EZ Rollers retractable light hanging kit, high quality Grasslin timer for the PL2 Propagation light, 50watt tank heater for the X-Stream, 6inch clip on fan for the minimal amount of ventilation required, digital hygrometer for monitoring temperature and humidity and a choice of either the 20 site/plant or 40 site/plant X-Stream Aeroponic Propogator.

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The UK Summer is here at last! (Kinda..!!) The main concern for most indoor gardeners will currently be temperature within the grow room. Due to the recent hot snap in the UK we have received hundreds of phone calls from desperate gardeners asking what can be done to lower temperature in their grow room, and for lowering the nutrient temperature within a nutrient/water tank. Below is a list of options to help maintain a better temperature for healthy plant growth until the outside temperature begins to drop and then in turn drops inside temperature.

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Further to our previous blog; we think it is time to give you a little more in-depth information regarding the set-up and use of the Atami Wilma range of Dripper growing systems. Wilma Dripper systems work simply via a water pump supplying nutrient/water to the growing pots which then drains through the growing medium/pot with the excess nutrient/water draining back into the nutrient tank below the growing tray to repeat the process. Any growing medium can be used in a dripper growing system but generally either coco (coir), expanded clay pebbles or soils are used. Obviously if using soil as the growing medium, you will not be growing Hydroponic plants!

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Sixteen days forward from our last blog, and we don’t think we need to tell you that our Golden Crown Tomato’s are doing fine from looking at the photos below and the photos from previous blogs. The plants have started to produce flowers and I don’t think it will be very long before we see fruit beginning to form.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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