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Sizing a hydroponic system

CS Greens For You S1000 08Once you have made the decision to grow hydroponically, your focus should turn to planning for your new system. Last week, we covered the top factors to consider when venturing into hydroponic crop production. We discussed how important it is to know your market, crop production goals, size limitations and more before purchasing your system. If you have not already reviewed this topic, you can find a link to it here. We suggest reviewing the topics for consideration before sizing your system, as having answers to our top considerations list can help provide you with more accurate numbers, making your overall system sizing process much more precise. Read more

Top considerations when planning for hydroponics

IMG_3292Hydroponic crop production has seen continued growth throughout the past few years, and for good reason. While early adopters have already established themselves within the industry, many more are now looking to tap into this highly promising and productive market. While making the decision to grow hydroponically may come easily to some, it is important to plan carefully in advance in order to see the most positive results. Once the decision has been made to grow with hydroponics, there are four major factors to consider when planning and preparing for the actual system itself. Read more

Growers Supply introduces new Rolling Bench with Propagation Tray

Rolling Tray & Propagation BenchAs an industry leading manufacturer and distributor of gardening, growing and nursery supplies, we here at Growers Supply strive to offer the widest selection of products to suite any need. The recent addition of our new Rolling Bench with Propagation Tray enables greenhouse growers to quickly and easily transplant seedlings from propagation trays to Dutch Buckets, NFT systems and more.

The 48”W x 96”L grow bench saves time on preparation and transplanting, enabling you to spend less time preparing and more time growing. Featuring a strong, corrosion-resistant, galvanized steel frame with casters, this tray glides throughout your growing space. Capable of holding 1,000 lbs. while stationary or 300 lbs. when moving, the new Rolling Bench with Propagation Tray offers a helpful hand to greenhouse growers everywhere.

Shop our complete selection of 30,000 plus products online at www.GrowersSupply.com

Planning for your ideal greenhouse

Greenhouse designGreenhouses are a specialty of ours here at Growers Supply, and with dozens of structures, coverings and kits to choose from, we are sure to have a greenhouse that fits your needs. From basic stock options for homes or small businesses that cover a few hundred square feet to the marvels of modern day engineering that span several acres, the options we offer are unmatched. Our knowledgeable greenhouse specialists will walk you through the design process of your greenhouse and help you customize it to your needs. When you call, let us know what you want to grow and we’ll make sure your greenhouse purchase exceeds your expectations. In this blog we will discuss some of the factors that you should consider before you give us a call or shop online to ensure that you get the best greenhouse solution possible. Read more

That’s one hoppy beer- Growing hops with Boe Part II

BoeToday’s blog post comes from our guest blogger, Nichole Kemp.  Nichole is the marketing and event specialist for FarmTek’s parent company ESAPCO where she manages and organizes all our trade shows, CEA Schools and events.  She is also the main blog contributor to our building division’s blog, www.ClearSpan.wordpress.com.  Nichole is an avid beer drinker and when we told her we wanted to write about growing hops, she jumped at the opportunity.  Today’s post is the conclusion to the original post (10/3/13), so sit back, relax and crack open a cold one while she continues explaining her father’s journey from beer drinker to hop grower… Read more

That’s one hoppy beer- Growing hops with Boe Part I

Hoppy BeerToday’s blog post comes from our guest blogger, Nichole Kemp. Nichole is the marketing and event specialist for Growers Supply’s parent company ESAPCO where she manages and organizes all our trade shows, CEA Schools and events. She is also the main blog contributor to our building division’s blog, www.ClearSpan.wordpress.com. Nichole is an avid beer drinker and when we told her we wanted to write about growing hops, she jumped at the opportunity. Today’s post is part 1 of 2, so sit back, relax and crack open a cold one while she explains her father’s journey from beer drinker to hop grower… Read more

High Tunnel Growing: An Easy Way to Extend Your Season

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As a grower, you’ve probably felt the anxiety of the growing season quickly coming to an end. You’ve probably also wished for a few more weeks, even another month, to get more out of your crops and a few more dollars in your wallet! As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end and the same is true of the growing season. However, there is good news for some growers who may not have the luxury of a greenhouse, but who want just a little more time at the beginning and end of their growing season.

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Tips for Frost Prevention

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While you may be able to handle the temperatures dipping down into the lower half of the thermometer lately, you may not be quite ready to give up on your plants and vegetables that can catch a chill and wither up for good once the cold weather arrives. Frost season is coming fast and despite the last few warm days of summer holding on, the nights across much of the country have begun to cool down significantly. This can be bad news for gardens and crops that you’d like to have around for just a bit longer. But with a little effort and the right protection, this is certainly possible.

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Seed Saving Tips and Tricks

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As much as we all hate to see summer go, fall is right around the corner, bringing plenty to do around your garden, greenhouse or fields. We want to help you be one step ahead when spring returns by sharing some great tips for saving seeds from this year’s harvest. By adding seed saving to your fall to-do list, you are not only saving yourself time next year, but money, too! Here are some great tips for making seed saving a fun and economical activity!

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Born in the USA— Engineering Services and Products Company

American-madeThis week every American will be celebrating the birth of our great nation. It’s almost as if you can feel the patriotic energy coursing through the air. Here at Growers Supply we’re proud to be an American company and support American jobs! Read more