A UK Hydroponics Store Able to Ship to Multiple European … – Digital Journal

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Grimsby, England — (SBWIRE) — 07/22/2016 — Easy Grow Hydroponics, UK industry leading retailer of hydroponics systems have extended their services to cover shipping to a high number of European countries – Enabling even more people to benefit from their high quality products and low prices. As this service is still in the development stages however, a number of these countries are currently limited to the amounts in which they are allowed to order, with some being limited to either 30 kg in weight or one singular parcel. The company also reserves their rights to decline orders where they feel necessary.

Presently the European countries that Easy Grow Hydroponics are offering shipping services to are Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden.

A spokesperson from the company was keen to comment saying, “We are delighted to be able to assist so many people throughout Europe by providing them with the high quality equipment that they need to grow hydroponically in the most effective and efficient ways. It is people vital that people from other countries take into consideration that we cannot be held responsible for any delays due to customs checks or also held liable for any custom rejections. We constantly aim to provide the utmost efficient services however, and this can be seen through our amazing customer testimonials.”

About Easy Grow Hydroponics
For the last five years Easy Grow Hydroponics have been a leading hydroponics equipment retailer in Leeds and the North West and have now spread their services further afield to cater for many European countries.

PR Contact:
Company name: Easy Grow Hydroponics LTD
Contact name: Mr Matlub Rehman
Tel: 01132700666
Email: sales@easygrowhydroponics.uk
Website: http://www.easygrowhydroponics.co.uk
Address: 61 Pepper Road Leeds LS10 2RU

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Too lazy to grow weed? Let the internet of things do it for you with Gro.io – Digital Trends

If there’s one thing that could make a cannabis connoisseur’s life easier, it would be automation. After all, how much more could one want in such a state than to do, well, nothing at all? And now, one hydroponic solution is making the weed-growing business easier than ever. Meet Gro.io, self-described as “the world’s most intelligent hydroponics system.” Creator Doug Slemmer was inspired to make the system when his wife was undergoing cancer treatments and used medical marijuana to combat the resulting nausea.

Slemmer wanted to make growing easy for other novices. It seems that the only thing this little garden won’t do for you is smoke its finished product. Thanks to the early fully-automated system (powered by the Hub), you’ll be able to take the guesswork out of everything from water top-off to system filling to aeration to super oxygenation. It’s powered by an embedded Linux OS on a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor that makes use of data from 10 separate remote sensors.

The Hub’s precision dosing means that you can rest assured that the pH of the water hydrating your plants is always exactly where it needs to be. Moreover, Gro.io’s smart sensors deliver users a “range of environmental data used to drive hydroponic automation and optimal growing conditions,” and finally, the garden’s ability to connect to the internet allows it to send you real-time email and text notifications about your growth and progress.

And while there’s not a whole lot that’s conventional about Gro.io, it does use the accepted 20-gallon buckets for individual plants, which are placed under arrays of either three or five 60-watt LED bulbs. That means you can grow up to six plants at the same time.

Related: Ikea to offer indoor hydroponic garden systems in the U.K.

Right now, you can pre-order this delightful little system, but be warned — it’ll cost you. The smart hub on its own will set you back a cool $1,000, whereas the rest of the system can cost yet another $700 to $1,775. The price will ultimately vary based on how many plants you want to grow and how many lights you’d like to go along with it. If you’re ready to make the commitment, however, the company expects shipments to go out in August, so you won’t have to wait too long to bring the Internet of Things to the herb.

 Warning: Check your local laws before you grow marijuana, as we don’t want you to get arrested. 

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Moving Towards a Digital Society – Practical Hydroponics & Greenhouses

The Internet is regarded as a powerful resource for information. What started as an idea in a technical paper by Mr Berners-Lee, then a computer scientist at a European physics lab, who outlined a way to easily access files on linked computers, has developed into a global phenomenon that has changed almost every aspect of our daily lives.

Today, there are over 1 billion websites worldwide. Most are in English. According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a United Nations agency that oversees international communications, more than 3.2 billion people now use the Internet, which is almost half the global population. The ITU also reports there are more than 7 billion mobile device subscriptions, equivalent to one for every living person. According to Brahima Sanou, director of the ITU bureau, the ‘Internet communications technology’ revolution has driven global development in an unprecedented way and will play an even more significant role in the development agenda and in achieving future sustainable development goals as the world moves faster and faster towards a digital society.

These are staggering numbers. Of the billion or so websites, Practical Hydroponics & Greenhouses ranks 740,404 as the most popular website in the world, according to our latest analysis, and improving. The website scores highly in all categories, from content and freshness, to mobile viewing optimisation and social interest. The website and its content, which can be read in over 90 languages, is visited regularly by growers, researchers, educators, students and allied trades across 145 countries. The website also serves as a trusted portal to quickly locate products and services, or to research an area of interest. Published since 1991, Practical Hydroponics & Greenhouses has amassed an enormous about of data, which chronicles the industry’s modern day development, and the major players.

Despite its rapid growth, there are also downsides to the Internet. Apart from viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, malware and spam that inhabit and frustrate Internet communications, literally anyone with an Internet connection can put up a webpage in a matter of minutes that would be capable of fooling the unwary Internet surfer. How can you count on a source of information to be accurate? Even Wikipedia, a self-propagating online encyclopedia, has come under fire as a trusted source. As a magazine editor, it’s crucial when looking for valid sources to look carefully at the purpose of the page, the author(s), and the institution that backs or produces the page, if any. Even then, there is the chance that what I’m reading has been written by someone who is not an expert on the subject.

There are many challenges for website owners across every sector, not least the protective cropping industry, which rates poorly in the popularity stakes. It continues to surprise me because hydroponic and greenhouse devotees are acknowledged as technologically savvy. According to a Nielsen estimate (2013), most websites exist without being seen, that the average person doesn’t venture very far across the web. I’ve been unable to find more recent data, but I suspect the trend hasn’t changed much since.

The World Wide Web is not unlike the Universe with its billions of stars. The challenge is to make your website a bright star so that it can be found. That means constantly reviewing your website to improve its performance and visibility, including the integration of social media and optimising such things as Meta tags so that search engine worms can map your presence. It’s not unlike a celestial map!  O

PH&G May 2016 / Issue 167

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