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The IWS 12 pot Flood & Drain growing system at work in our Secret Jardin DR300w in-store growing display. Chilli seedlings are on a light feed of Formulex nutrient just to get them started, and will then be fed a full strength Grow solution as soon as we are happy that they are happy..All looking great so far!! Will update photos and information in due course!

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We have a new member of the SomHydro team! Tony has worked previously in the industry for one of the UK’s largest nutrient producers ‘Growth Technology Ltd’ and has extensive product knowledge, combined with a tenacious sales background to gain the best deal possible for some of our products which in turn will be passed on to you of course!

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Over the last three months we have been very busy! Our growing demo Wilma10 Hydroponic Grow Kit with DS120 Grow Tent has been very successful with our out-of-season indoor Capsicum Pepper crop (see photos below) It never ceases to amaze us how productive the Wilma Dripper system can be, and with only a 250-400watt Maxibright Digilight lighting system to provide all the required light and heat through the cold months, we really were surprised with the abundance of peppers we received with minimum effort!

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Hi Folks, It doesn’t seem more than a couple of months ago since I started a newsletter with “well winter is upon us etc etc ..but here we are again! (If you would like to skip to the good bit, scroll to the bottom of this blog for our Discount Code information!)

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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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