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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

The Red, White and Blue of Growers Supply’s NFT Hydroponic Systems

Growers Supply Technology Center Demonstration Greenhouse

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!

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Photos are worth 1,000 words—or $500!

High Tunnel

Do you love taking pictures as much as you love your Growers Supply products? Well, it’s time to get inspired and take some great photos of your favorite Growers Supply items in action because our 2013 Photo Contest starts June 18th! We love our loyal readers so much, we wanted to give you a couple days head start to find (or take) the perfect photo!

Get ready for your ten seconds of fame, because if you win, you’ll be featured on our website and this very blog. Anyone can enter and we’re looking for photos showcasing how you use our products, so get snapping.

The grand prize winner will receive a $500 Growers Supply gift certificate and five lucky runners-up will each receive a $200 FarmTek gift certificate. How’s that for motivation?

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Spotlight on Mantua Gardens and their Ever-Expanding Hydroponic System

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Mantua Gardens, located in northeastern Ohio, has been in business since 1995, and has provided the community with high-quality annuals, perennials, garden supplies and more. In 2012, owner Darin Kelley was approached with the idea to start growing hydroponic lettuce and other fresh greens year round, in addition to continuing with the established garden and greenhouse center. With the demand for locally grown produce, Darin decided to branch out into the realm of hydroponic growing and looked to Growers Supply to help him get started.

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Protect your Plants: How One Growers Supply Employee Kept his Blueberries Safe from Predators and More!

Today’s blog post comes to us from Carlos C., a long time Growers Supply employee and hobby gardener. 

Protecting plants

My wife and I are big fans of pick-your-own blueberries and each year we visit the local orchards to stock up. I planted my own blueberry bushes four years ago, along with strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. At the beginning of each season, I would see tiny blueberries growing, but by harvest time they would always seem to disappear. Obviously the local New England birds were “picking their own,” along with the other critters in my neighborhood. Determined to have my own blueberries for breakfast this year, I decided to install some bird netting over the blueberry bushes.

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Picture Blog: Constructing a Customized Greenhouse from the Ground Up

Greenhouse benchesToday’s picture blog comes to your courtesy of Growers Supply customer Randy Kirkpatrick, who submitted some shots of his greenhouse to the 2011 annual photo contest. Here’s his story:

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Bright Ideas for Lighting Your Greenhouse

Greenhouse with HPS lightsLighting plays a major role in our everyday lives. From bedside lamps, to dining room chandeliers, to parking lot security lights, everywhere we go lighting is a necessity. So, it only makes sense that lighting would be critical in the lives of plants as well. There are many forms of lighting on the market today, and it is important to know which type is most fitting for your individual needs. Here’s a guide to the types available and where they can be used in your greenhouse or garden center.

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Sensaphone®: Protect Against the Unexpected in your Home, Garden Center or Greenhouse

Whether you own a nursery or garden center, or even a home, we understand that you want to keep your property safe so that you can enjoy some time away. Most people lock their doors before leaving their business for the night, going to bed or heading off to vacation, but why not install a little extra protection that lets you know your property is looked after even when you are miles away? Sensaphone is the market leader of affordable, easy-to-use devices that monitor your home, business, vacation home, greenhouse, high tunnel, nursery building or garden center. With Sensaphone systems you can monitor power outages, temperature fluctuation, water damage, intrusions and more.

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Is Your Greenhouse Winter Ready?

Is your greenhouse winter ready?Fall is in full effect, which means old man winter will be arriving soon. Now is the time to ask yourself if your greenhouse is ready for the chilly months ahead. Whether you plan to close up shop in your greenhouse altogether or keep growing despite the weather outside, you will be able to use some of these helpful hints. Read more

Bridgehampton Union Free School – Nourishing Children by Nourishing Plants

School Greenhouse
Agricultural sciences and botany are popular subjects in schools everywhere, but what happens when the motivation and interest of the students exceeds the capabilities of the facility they are provided? This was the case at Bridgehampton Union Free School, a small pre-kindergarten through 12th grade school set in an area with a centuries-old agricultural history. Here, the kids had a strong desire to learn but unfortunately also had a lack of growing space. The school found that a Pro Solar Star™ Greenhouse from Growers Supply was the answer they were looking for. Read more