We’ve moved our blog to a more convenient location. As of October 21,2016, we will no longer be actively posting here on our WordPress account. Instead, the blog will now be residing directly on our website GrowSpan.com. This will allow us to share our articles with a larger audience, and you will now be able to find the most updated blog content, learn more information about our products and services and quickly shop for products all in one location.
Thank you for supporting us on our WordPress blog over the years. We look forward to you keeping up with us in our new location. You can easily access our new blog anytime by visiting GrowSpan.com.
Growers Supply, the industry-leading manufacturer of greenhouse structures with over 40 years experience and 14,000 structures in the field today, is proud to announce the launch of its new GrowSpan website. The site can be found at www.GrowSpan.com, and it represents the culminations of Growers Supply’s greenhouse rebranding efforts. Read more
Once 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
If you are a devoted blog follower of ours, you may have noticed a few new contributors recently. Over the past few months, we have had several new writers contributing to the blog, and we wanted to take a moment to personally introduce our new team of writers. Learn more about our new contributors as they share some of their personal experiences and industry expertise that has led them to joining the Growers Supply team. Read more
A lot has happened here at Growers Supply since our last blog post. For one thing, a new year is now upon us, and in the transition from 2015 to 2016, we took a deep dive into our Controlled Environment Agriculture schools with one major question in mind, “How can we improve the overall CEA learning experience for our guests?” Read more
Our 2015 photo contest supplied us with literally hundreds of new customer submitted product photos, and our winning photos were just a small sampling of the great photos we received. If you haven’t had a chance to see our 2015 winning submissions yet, you can learn all about them in our 2015 Photo Contest Winners blog posted last week. With such a collection of high-quality submissions this year, we wanted to take a moment to share some of our other favorites with our Honorable Mentions category. Read more
Our 2015 photo contest proved to be another record breaker for us! After sorting through more submissions than ever before, we were finally able to narrow the field down to just our top six submissions. Congratulations to our lucky winners and thank you to all those who participated. Read more
Location – Bethel, Alaska
Challenge – Extend the growing season
Solution – Two Gro-Max Gothic High Tunnels & Two Premium Round Style High Tunnels
Size – 30’ wide x 96′ long
Application – Growing produce for local community
Here at our South Windsor campus, we recently started growing Shiro Baby White-Stem Pac Choi in our GT70 Vertical NFT system. We have grown this plant in some of our other systems here before, but in the spirit of advancing our hydroponic expertise, we decided to experiment with our vertical system. What this research revealed, is that plants like Spinach, Kale and Pac Choi grow great in this type of system. We’ve continued this research by growing other crops in the vertical system, but none of them have grown as full, especially when compared to the Shiro Baby White-Stem Pac Choi. Learn more on how our experiment went in this month’s plant profile. Read more