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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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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.

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Dutch Pro are one of the pioneers of nutrient formulation in Europe, and is still the sole company & supplier from nutrients founded and based in Amsterdam 30 years ago. Dutch Pro have limited the products in the range so that the grower has everything he/she needs in the smallest amount of bottle’s as possible, and have formulated each product to have the highest concentration possible. This makes the Dutch Pro range of nutrients extremely cost effective and simple to use.

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Springtime in our Secret Jardin DR300 demo grow tent! Our demo tent contains two air-cooled lighting systems, full carbon filter ventilation, an NFT growing system and the Wilma Dripper growing system. Twilight chilli’s have begun to set fruit in the Wilma Dripper system under HPS lighting (Red spectrum= fruiting/flowering) and the Lavender Basil plants are bedded into the GT NFT system under Metal Halide lighting (Blue spectrum = vegative growth). Soon to be joined by Dorset Naga chilies. All our plants are grown using the Plant Magic Nutrients range

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Somerset Hydroponics was established in 1999 but the idea began much earlier when product choices were few and retailers were even fewer. At the time, we recognised a need for quality Hydroponics and organic gardening products, but more importantly, an honest approach to the information to back them up.

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