The Red, White and Blue of Growers Supply’s NFT Hydroponic Systems
In honor of the Fourth this week, we wanted to highlight one of our favorite American-made product lines. Hydroponics is growing in popularity for growing a variety of different plants. It requires much less space than traditional growing methods and uses only water to bring plants to maturity. Here is a little run down on Growers Supply’s NFT hydroponic channels that fits in with the theme of the week—the good ole’ red, white and blue!
Red (read): Okay, we are cheating a bit with this one! In order to keep up with the ever-changing trends in hydroponic innovation, you have to be a well-read grower! As with any new technology, practice makes perfect. The more hydroponic systems are used, the more little tweaks and changes occur. Make sure to stay up to date on the newest developments in hydroponics so you can get the most out of your harvest.
The same goes for the Growers Supply catalog. We listen to what our customers are saying about our current systems and come up with new designs based off you feedback. Recently, we debuted a small, hobby lettuce system, but our August catalog has quite a few new NFT systems! Make sure to look out for the NEW symbol in your book to see these great new systems!
White: All of our NFT channels are made from white, UV-stabilized recycled plastics for long life and durability. We try to use recycled materials whenever possible to help our country stay eco-friendly and efficient! These channels are manufactured to NSF-certified specifications for growing edible produce. Their capping is nontoxic and certified for safe use.
Our NFT channels also feature unique, snap-on lids that put you in complete control of your system’s yield. Choose between 1”, 1-3/8”, 1.5”, 2” or 2.5” holes in the lids, depending on what you choose to grow. Since we produce these systems in house, we are always more than happy to design custom channels or custom systems for your specific application.
Blue: In hydroponics, of course blue has to stand for water! Water is really your growing medium when you raise plants hydroponically. It can be mixed with nutrients of your choice, and, in NFT systems, is streamed through the channels so it can reach the roots. Very little water is required, and many systems re-circulate it.
The shallow stream of water helps the plants develop a thick root mass that remains moist from the nutrient-enhanced water. The main advantage of NFT hydroponics is that very high yields can be attained in a small footprint. NFT systems are a great choice for the hobby and commercial grower, alike!