Grow Guru Fabric Pots from R 35.00
Our classic Fabric Pots are made from high-quality durable fabric, available at ridiculously good prices and come in a range of practical sizes. 1 Gallon/3.8L – 17 x 21cm 3 Gallon/11L – 25 x 27cm 5 Gallon/19L – 31 x 27cm 7 Gallon/26L – 31 x 32cm 10 Gallon/38L – 41 x 33cm 15 Gallon/57L – 51 x 33cm 20 Gallon/76L – 54 x 33cm Sometimes referred to as freedom pots, smart pots or air pots in South Africa Benefits: Plants grow faster in smart pots or air pots (especially in the vegetative stage) because plants roots get plenty of access to oxygen. They are much healthier for your plants than hard-sided pots and allow the roots to breathe. Prevents root strangulation and root rot. They help to save water as it is virtually impossible to over water. Can be washed and reused grow after grow. Their round, flat bottom means your plants stand firmly upright. You can expect increased uptake of nutrients due to oxygen always being present at the root zone. Available from your favourite Hydroponics store, Grow Guru.
Expanded Clay Pebbles from R 60.00
Expanded Clay Pebbles – aka LECA or Hydroton. Expanded Clay Pebbles are a lightweight, inert, clay aggregate. It is an organic, sustainable material that is shaped into balls, and then fired in an oven at about 650 degrees Celsius. The little balls then puff up into air-filled pebbles 16-25mm in size and are a very unique hydroponic and aquaponic growing medium. Growers love them because they have a good balance between air and moisture, easy to use and reusable for many grows to come. Available sizes: 5L & 50L
Rockwool Starter Plug R 1.50 R 2.00
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 15.00 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 pH Meter R 245.00 R 400.00
Basic pH Meter is great for the home grower when wanting to get an accurate pH reading from your nutrient solution. pH Meters are vital to a successful hydroponic grow as the nutrients will only be available to your plants in certain pH ranges being 5.5-6.5. This Basic pH Meter is super easy to calibrate and accurate for a basic meter. 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
Basic TDS / PPM / EC Digital Water Meter R 245.00 R 400.00
Basic TDS/PPM/EC Digital Water Meter enables you to test the quality of various sources of water. TDS/PPM/EC Meters are essential to a hydroponic grower to ensure your nutrients are the correct strength for each stage of your plants development. It provides 1000 hours of continuous usage, which ensures you the best quality water. Suitable for drinking water, water filters, hydroponics, aquariums, food, coffee, pools, spa, etc. The hold button is aimed at saving measurements for convenient reading and recording. It also has an auto-off function, which can turn off after 5 minutes of non-use to conserve batteries. It can be used in water purifiers and filters, food and drink quality monitoring, pools, and spas, aquariums, hydroponics. How to calibrate: Press and hold the ON/OFF button to turn the meter on. Hold down the shift button for 3 seconds, the temperature displayed on the LCD will now change to the 'CALL' word. Release once this has changed and put the meter into the 1413 calibration solution. Press the SHIFT button to increase the numerical value and use the hold button to decrease. When your meter reaches its desired value press the SHIFT button again for 3 seconds and the 'CALL' word will change to 'TEMP.' Let's go, your meter is calibrated. 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
pH Calibration Solution - 6.86 R 80.00
pH Calibration Solution - 6.86 is used to calibrate your pH meter to ensure it maintains it’s accuracy. It is made under strict industry standards in order to give you a solution that is highly accurate and of good quality that will last up to 1 year once opened. Made from high quality salts and de-ionized water, they are made to be accurate up to +/- 0.01 pH and will be your best friend when it comes to keeping your meters consistently accurate. Available in 500ml's
Cal - Mag - Calcium Magnesium Supplement R 60.00 R 72.00
Cal-Mag is a specially designed nutrient to compensate for deficiencies. Calcium and Magnesium (referred to as Cal Mag for plants ) is almost always needed when using pure, distilled, or reverse osmosis water. Tap water almost always has an abundance of Calcium and Magnesium in it. Calcium and Magnesium are the most abundant minerals in tap water. The majority of the PPM, or EC reading, you obtain from a measuring device is Cal-Mag. Available size: 1kgCalcium, an essential part of the plant’s cell wall structure, improves the absorption of other nutrients by the roots and their translocation within the plant. It activates a number of plant growth-regulating enzyme systems, helps convert nitrate-nitrogen into forms needed for protein formation and contributes to improved disease resistance.Magnesium also helps to activate specific enzyme systems. Enzymes are complex substances that build, modify or break down compounds as part of a plant’s normal metabolism. Recommended Cal Mag dosage: 150 PPM / 0.3 E.C per 10L Nutrient content in our Cal-Mag supplement: N 134.8 g/kg NH4-N 9.1 g/kg NO3-N 125.7 g/kg Urea-N 0.0 g/kg P 0.0 g/kg K 0.0 g/kg S 0.0 g/kg Ca 115.3 g/kg Mg 36.4 g/kg Fe 248 mg/kg Mn 131 mg/kg Zn 83 mg/kg Cu 15.5 mg/kg B 80 mg/kg Mo 13 mg/kg
5cm Net Pot R 0.75
5cm Net Pots offer huge flexibility in many different types of hydroponic setups and DIY projects. They are mostly used in NFT systems, Aeroponics and Bubble Cloners. The slits allow the grower to use a wide variety of growing mediums. The smaller 5cm Net Pot is best suited to plants that have a naturally smaller, slower developing root structure. Inexpensive. Reusable. Built to last. Perfect for seedlings and propagating cuttings. The slits provide excellent air flow to the root zone and great irrigation. Size: 5.5cm x 5.5cm x 5.1cm How to get started: Propagate a seed in a Peat Pellet or Rockwool Starter Plug. Alternatively, you can use a already propagated seedling bought from a nursery, just be sure to gently wash all of the medium off of the roots before placing it in your Net Pot. Once the roots start to grow through the bottom of your propagation medium you can place your seedling in the middle of the Net Pot and fill around the roots with Expanded Clay Pebbles or any other grow medium of your choice. If you are using a smaller sized Net Pot you may find that the propagated seedling will fit snugly into the pot without you needing to secure it with any medium. At this point the propagated seedling in it's Net Pot is ready to be transferred into your hydroponic system. However, if you are using the Nutrient Film Technique you may need to top feed for a week or so until the roots have grown towards the water source. For more information check out our article on Using Net Pots in a Hydroponic Environment
Microscope Loupe 30x-60x R 149.00 R 220.00
Folding Microscope Loupe 30x-60x - Magnifier Perfect for identifying insect pests, species, or stages of development in certain plants. Features: Plastic carry case and button cell batteries included Material glass lens, metal case Dimensions 11.6x3.3cm Lens Dia. Lens Magnification 30x-60x Battery LR1130 button cell batteries (included)
Liquid Silicon Plus + from R 85.00
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.
Mycoroot Supreme R 55.00 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
7.5cm Net Pot R 1.50 R 2.00
Our Net Pots offer huge flexibility in hydroponic setups and DIY projects. They are thicker and more durable than most on the market. The slits allow the grower to use a wide variety of growing mediums. The 7.5cm Net Pot would be used best for plants who have a naturally larger, fast growing root structure as a seedling. Inexpensive. Reusable. Built to last. Perfect for seedlings and propagating cuttings. The slits provide excellent air flow to the root zone and great irrigation. Size: 7.5cm x 7.5cm x 6.5cm For more information check out our article on Using Net Pots in a Hydroponic Environment
pH Down from R 80.00
Nutrients are only fully available to plants within certain pH ranges, generally speaking 5.5-6.5. Use our pH Down to drop the pH and make the necessary adjustments to the pH of your hydroponic nutrient solution before feeding. Increasing nutrient accessibility can potentially lead to greater yields. Consider adding pH Up to your order so that you have them both on hand when you need. Available sizes: 500ml & 1L
Precision Pruning Scissors R 95.00 R 195.00
Prune, snip ,trim & cut your plants with these nifty Precision Pruning Scissors. Comfortable spring back action prevents cramping hands while the curved blade provides accurate trimming capabilites for those hard to reach areas. Built in safety lock Corrosion resistant Titanium coated blades