Expanded Clay Pebbles from R 60.00
The best hydroponic growth medium for both novice and expert gardeners is expanded clay pebbles. Our expanded clay pebbles, also known as LECA or Hydroton, are created from organic and sustainable clay and heated to a temperature of 650 degrees Celsius, producing air-filled, lightweight pebbles with a size range of 16 to 25 mm. Expanded Clay Pebbles are the best growth medium for hydroponic and aquaponic systems because they provide the proper mix of air and moisture. Hydroponics, which uses water instead of traditional soil-based growth techniques, is a very effective and environmentally friendly approach to grow plants. Our Expanded Clay Pebbles are an economical and sustainable option for your hydroponic system since they are so simple to use and can be recycled for several growth cycles. Also, they are pH-neutral, ensuring that your plants get the precise nutrients they require to flourish. Just rinse the expanded clay pebbles completely to eliminate any extra dust or dirt before adding the correct amount to your hydroponic pot. Making sure the roots are well buried, place your plant in the stones and give water and fertilizer as necessary. The pebbles' superior drainage and aeration capabilities will keep your plants healthy and growing, and they will also hold in ample moisture. Available sizes: 5L & 50L
Rockwool Starter Plug R 2.50
Stonewool/Rockwool is recognised the world over as the ideal hydroponics growing substrate. Rockwool is known for it’s quality, consistency and performance against other substrates. Rockwool is manufactured by melting basaltic rock and spinning the molten mix into fibers which are then air cooled and compressed into the blocks we use today. By adjusting the amount of pressure, the density of the medium is adjusted. The large slabs can be cut into smaller slabs and propagation blocks for easy handling in the hydroponic and horticulture industry. Environmentally friendly. Light weight. Naturally a medium with plenty of aeration. Easy to handle, cut and install. Comes in a range of sizes from propagation cubes to large slabs. Please note that these are sold individually per block. There are 98 rockwool cubes per sheet.
Scrog Net - Screen of Green R 30.00
Horticultural Netting, commonly known as SCROG (Screen of Green) netting, is a durable and rigid product made out of polypropylene, specifically designed for the structural support of horizontal and vertical growth. Whether used vertically to provide support for climber crops or horizontally to maintain an even canopy, the uses and applications for horticultural netting goes far and wide. It is 1.4 meters wide and is sold per metre. In vertical horticulture the netting is typically installed 30cm above the grow medium. For crops that grow very tall, you can run strips measuring 1.4m wide and as high as needed. For crops that don't grow as tall but still grow vertically, you can run strips 1.4m high and as wide as needed. In horizontal horticulture an initial layer of Scrog is installed horizontally over your crops with as many additional layers above that as needed. A net fastening structure is usually constructed so that the netting can be tightly stretched over your crop allowing the grower the ability to support, train and manipulate growth into an even canopy. Advantages of using horticultural netting: Increases plant density by expanding the growth surface along the netting. Increased sun exposure. Increased aeration within the garden. Protection of flowers and fruits through structural support. Less chances of mold and fungus growth. Increase in number of flowers and fruits harvested. Decreased chances of accidental damage to fruits and flowers. Extends the life span and general health of plants. Carefully designed to not cut or hurt plants in any way.
Basic TDS / PPM / EC Digital Water Meter R 300.00 R 400.00
The Basic TDS/PPM/EC Digital Water Meter is a must-have tool for measuring your water's total dissolved solids (TDS), parts per million (PPM), and electrical conductivity (EC). Homeowners, aquarium keepers, hydroponic growers, and anybody else with a need to keep tabs on water quality will find this instrument indispensable. The LCD screen on this digital water meter is easy to read and displays measurements precisely and quickly. The TDS, PPM, and EC levels in a sample of water may be quickly determined by dipping the probe of the meter into the liquid. The water in your home or business may be tested quickly and simply with this device. You can't go wrong with the Basic TDS/PPM/EC Digital Water Meter since it's portable, simple to operate, and cheap. The gadget runs on two batteries (which may be swapped out) and includes an automated shutoff function to extend their life. A sturdy carrying case is included for safe transit and stowage. How to calibrate: To turn the meter on, press and hold the ON/OFF button. If you hold down the shift button for 3 seconds, the word "CALL" will replace the temperature on the LCD. Once this has changed, let go and put the meter in the 1413 solution. Press the SHIFT button to make the number go up, and hold the button to make it go down. When your meter reaches the amount you want, press SHIFT again for 3 seconds, and the word "CALL" will change to "TEMP." Can shift between Celcius and Fahrenheit Automatic temperature compensation Data hold TDS range: 0-9990ppm /mg / L Resolution: 1ppm(0-999ppm), 10ppm(1000-9990ppm) Auto shut-off: 5 minutes Calibration: Factory Calibration Accuracy: +/- 2% full scale Dimensions: 154 x 30 x 14mm Battery: 2 x 1.5v button cell battery Color: White Weight: 55g
Basic pH Meter R 245.00 R 400.00
Home gardeners that need precise measurements of the pH of their fertilizer solutions will find the Basic pH Meter an indispensable tool. The availability of nutrients to your plants in hydroponic gardening relies on keeping the pH in the optimal range of 5.5-6.5. A precise pH measurement may be attained with just a few seconds of calibration with the Basic pH Meter. This pH meter's accuracy belies its low price, making it a great choice for anybody in the market for a no-frills yet effective pH gauge. You will need Calibration Solution pH 6.86 to calibrate this meter before it’s first use and at least once a month thereafter to maintain it’s accuracy. Batteries: 2 x LR44 1.5V button batteries (included) Weight: 50g Size: 15.5 x 3.1 x 1.8 cm Measuring pH Range: 0.0 - 14.0 pH Resolution: 0.1 pH Accuracy: ±0.05 pH (20°C) Operating Temperature: 0 - 80°C (32 - 176°F) Calibration: 1 point automatic calibration
Worm Castings from R 95.00
Worm castings is organic waste produced by earthworms, which has been broken down in compost bins or compost heaps. It is natural plant food and is made of 100% worm castings. It is also an excellent soil conditioner. Worm Castings contain water-soluble nutrients and are an excellent, nutrient-rich organic fertilizer and soil conditioner. It is used in farming, and small scale sustainable organic farming projects sometimes referred to as vermicompost. Benefits of using Organics Worm Compost: Worm castings have been shown to contain reduced levels of contaminants and a higher saturation of nutrients. They are packed with minerals that are essential for plant growth, such as concentrated nitrates, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. It also contains manganese, copper, zinc, cobalt, borax, iron, carbon, and nitrogen. Compost reduces wind and water erosion. Soil temperatures are also moderated, making plants less susceptible to extremes of heat and cold. Paired well with Mycoroot Supreme, Coco Peat & BioBizz Nutrients Directions for use: General: Apply 1kg (about 10% of the bag’s contents) per square meter every 2 to 3 months. Seedlings and bulbs: Make a hole in the ground, place 1 heaped tablespoon (40-50ml) Vermigro in the hole, and plant seedling or bulb directly into it. Potting mix: Enrich your standard potting medium with one-third Vermigro. Potting plants: Feed 1 cup (250ml) per season. Rooting cuttings: Use potting mix to ensure proper drainage. Roses, shrubs, and fruit trees: Scatter approx 500g around the stem/drip nozzle once per growing season. Lawns: Sprinkle approx 250g per square meter. One 10 dm bag will cover 40 meters squared. Planting trees or shrubs: Make a suitable hole. Mix 1 to 2kg Vermigro (depending on the size of the hole) with two-thirds of the topsoil dug from the hole. Feed as above. Germinating seedlings: Enrich your standard seedling medium with 10% Vermigro. Check out our article on how to make your own Worm Tea using Worm Castings: Worm Tea - Organic Fertiliser - How-To Guide
Mycoroot Supreme R 69.00 R 80.00
Premium Mycorrhizal, Mycoroot, is the home of the organic mycorrhizal fungus. Mycoroot Supreme is an organic microbial fertilizer that will help enhance root structure by doubling it in size, boosts yield, and production. What are Mycorrhizal Fungi? Mycorrhiza means “fungus root.” These are beneficial fungi found in undisturbed soils These fungi form a symbiotic, mutually beneficial relationship with 90% of all plant roots The host plant receives mineral nutrients from the fungus The fungus obtains sugars from the host plant There are several types of mycorrhizal associations The most commonly encountered are the arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi. How do they function? The fungus grows using fungal filaments called hyphae The filaments grow both inside and outside of the roots The fungus is intimately associated with the plant roots Providing a link between the soil and the plant They extend the plant rooting system improving root functions They allow for better exploitation of the soil environment They increase the surface area available for nutrient uptake They make nutrients soluble which usually are not accessible to plant roots They influence the soil environment covered by the fungal filaments Encouraging the growth of beneficial bacteria They ward off unwanted organisms which can cause plants diseases Such as eelworms and root rot They produce a biological glue That promotes soil stability and increases moisture penetration and aeration of the soil Characteristic AM fungal structures formed within the roots of a host plant. Characteristic AM fungal structures formed within the roots of a host plant. A = finely branched arbuscules formed within plant cells. V = vesicle produced by some AM fungi required for the storage of carbon compounds. IRH = intraradical hyphae grow between the root cells. These structures are only visible once the roots have been specially prepared in the Mycoroot laboratory and are visible under a high powered microscope. So what is the problem? Unfortunately, because the soil and the beneficial organisms in this environment will not be regarded as a valuable resource, disturbance, land degradation, and application of chemical inputs, particularly those containing high levels of phosphates, and the non-discriminate use of some pesticides, have resulted in depleted natural populations. So what is the solution? To maximize the benefits from these AM fungi, have the mycorrhizal status of your soil tested. How to use: Mycoroot is used during transplanting. It helps with plant growth, health, and flowering. Add 5-10ml (1-2 teaspoons) per transplant depending on the size of the plant. Sprinkle at the base of the plant's roots in the whole during transplant and this should stop the shock of transplant, also helps with the uptake of nutrients and water. Size of container: 200ml
5cm Net Pot R 1.00
The 5cm Net Pot is a flexible pot that works well for DIY hydroponic setups and can hold a variety of growing media, making it great for plants with big and quickly expanding root systems. These net pots are made to endure and can be recycled often due to their high-quality materials, making them an environmentally beneficial option for any gardener. The slots on the pot's sides also provide great airflow to the root zone, facilitating maximum nutrient absorption and plant development. These net pots, which measure 5.5cm x 5.5cm x 5.1cm, are ideal for propagating cuttings and seedlings. Plant a seed in a peat pellet or a starter plug made of rockwool. You can also use a seedling that has already been propagated that you purchased from a nursery, but be sure to gently wash the medium off the roots before planting it in your Net Pot. Place the seedling in the center of the Net Pot once the roots have begun to push through the propagation medium's bottom, and then surround the roots with Expanded Clay Pebbles or another grow media of your choosing. You might discover that the propagated seedling will fit snugly into the pot if you are using a smaller-sized Net Pot and you won't need to secure it with any medium. The propagated seedling is now prepared to be moved into your hydroponic system in its Net Pot. While employing the Nutrient Film Method, you might need to top-feed for about a week to get the roots pointing in the direction of the water supply.
pH Down from R 80.00
If you're a hydroponic gardener, you know that maintaining the proper pH balance in your nutrient solution is crucial for the health and growth of your plants. Nutrients are only fully available to plants within certain pH ranges, generally speaking 5.5-6.5. That's where our pH Down comes in. Our pH Down is a highly effective and easy-to-use solution for lowering the pH of your hydroponic nutrient solution. By dropping the pH to the optimal range, you'll be making the necessary adjustments to ensure your plants have access to all the nutrients they need for healthy growth. This can potentially lead to greater yields and more robust plants. Our pH Down is specially formulated with quality ingredients to provide consistent and reliable results. It's also easy to use - simply add a small amount to your nutrient solution and watch the pH drop to the optimal range. It's a safe and effective solution that won't harm your plants or the environment. Consider adding pH Up to your order so that you have them both on hand when you need. Available sizes: 500ml & 1L
Liquid Silicon Plus + from R 95.00
Liquid Silicon+ is a super nutrient which has everything you need in it to grow the healthiest and strongest plants possible. Liquid Silicon Plus+ has a very high alkaline pH, so you must be sure to monitor the pH of your solution when using it. It strengthens the plants cell walls making it resilient to pests and infections. It naturally increases the chlorophyll production in the plant, creating darker green leaves and improve light collection. Increases uptake of available Co2 and utilizes the enhanced metabolic processes to deliver higher yields. Silica has many benefits to offer by building the plant’s capacity to protect itself from pests, disease, and abiotic stress factors. Liquid Silicon Plus contains Potassium Silicate in a plant-available form, designed for agricultural use as a foliar or soil application. Dosage: 10-50ppm/0.5-1.2ml per liter of water Liquid Silicon+ can be used in drench feeds, hydroponic systems, soil, coco, hydroponics substrates, and as a foliar feed.
7.5cm Net Pot R 2.00
The 7.5cm Net Pot is a flexible pot that works well for DIY hydroponic setups and can hold a variety of growing media, making it great for plants with big and quickly expanding root systems. These net pots are made to endure and can be recycled often due to their high-quality materials, making them an environmentally beneficial option for any gardener. The slots on the pot's sides also provide great airflow to the root zone, facilitating maximum nutrient absorption and plant development. These net pots, which measure 7.5cm x 7.5cm x 6.5cm, are ideal for propagating cuttings and seedlings. Plant a seed in a peat pellet or a starter plug made of rockwool. You can also use a seedling that has already been propagated that you purchased from a nursery, but be sure to gently wash the medium off the roots before planting it in your Net Pot. Place the seedling in the center of the Net Pot once the roots have begun to push through the propagation medium's bottom, and then surround the roots with Expanded Clay Pebbles or another grow media of your choosing. You might discover that the propagated seedling will fit snugly into the pot if you are using a smaller-sized Net Pot and you won't need to secure it with any medium. The propagated seedling is now prepared to be moved into your hydroponic system in its Net Pot. While employing the Nutrient Film Method, you might need to top-feed for about a week to get the roots pointing in the direction of the water supply.
3ml Pipette R 2.00
For every dedicated gardener or horticulturist, the 3ml Pipette is a must-have tool. This precise measurement device will guarantee that your plants get the exact quantity of nutrients they need to flourish. This pipette is made of durable, high-quality plastic that will endure and may be used again. Its 3ml volume makes it ideal for measuring additives and pH adjusters such as pH Up and pH Down. The 3ml pipette is really simple to use. Draw up the required quantity by simply dipping the pipette into your nutrition solution. After that, discharge the liquid gradually to ensure that your plants always get the right quantity of nutrients. You can easily see the liquid level due to the pipette's transparent plastic structure, which gives you the assurance that you're using the appropriate quantity. Our 3ml Pipette is a necessary tool for everyone who wishes to attain maximum plant health, whether they are a novice or a seasoned expert. You can make a balanced nutrition solution with ease because to its accurate proportions and sturdy design.
MKP - Bloom Booster from R 80.00
Introducing the MKP Bloom Booster, the ideal complement to your A & B type fertilizer package when your plants are in the flowering stage. This potent, entirely water-soluble fertilizer is designed to give your plants the essential phosphate and potassium boost they need to grow robust, healthy blossoms. With a 220g/kg phosphorus and 280g/kg potassium content, the MKP Bloom Booster provides vital nutrients for plant growth and health, particularly during the flowering stage. Since it doesn't include nitrogen, it can be used in conjunction with a nitrogen-rich product to provide your plants the best possible balance of nutrients for the best possible outcomes. The MKP Bloom Booster's potent nutrient profile is complemented by the fact that it is a fantastic source of potassium, which aids in the development of strong, healthy roots in your plants. A stronger, healthier plant results as a result of the easier absorption of these nutrients. The MKP Bloom Booster offers outstanding results when starting up your crops, helping to stimulate blooming and promoting healthy growth, thanks to its clean, highly concentrated ingredient. It's a safe and sensible option for your plants because it doesn't contain ammonia and works well as a water buffer. Why then wait? Use the MKP Bloom Booster today to provide your plants with the nutrients they require to grow strong, healthy blossoms! Concentration: P = 220g/kg and K = 280g/kg MKP can also be used as a very effective water buffer and contains no ammonia. Mono-potassium phosphate, MKP, is a soluble salt of potassium and the dihydrogen phosphate ion which is used as a fertilizer, a food additive and a fungicide. It is a great source of phosphorus and potassium for your vegetation.
pH Up from R 80.00
If you're a hydroponic gardener, you know that maintaining the proper pH balance in your nutrient solution is crucial for the health and growth of your plants. Nutrients are only fully available to plants within certain pH ranges, generally speaking 5.5-6.5. That's where our pH Upcomes in. Our pH Up is a highly effective and easy-to-use solution for lowering the pH of your hydroponic nutrient solution. By increasing the pH to the optimal range, you'll be making the necessary adjustments to ensure your plants have access to all the nutrients they need for healthy growth. This can potentially lead to greater yields and more robust plants. Our pH Up is specially formulated with quality ingredients to provide consistent and reliable results. It's also easy to use - simply add a small amount to your nutrient solution and watch the pH increase to the optimal range. It's a safe and effective solution that won't harm your plants or the environment. Consider adding pH Down to your order so that you have them both on hand when you need. Available sizes: 500ml & 1L
Plant Marker from R 30.00
Plant Markers are perfect for labeling and keeping track of multiple plant varieties within your grow. Size – 16 x 7cm. Available in packs of 10 or 100. Growing many plant varieties? Use our plant markers to label plant names, germination dates, possible harvest dates and/or plant special requirements.