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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New growing technology helps produce flourish – Albuquerque Journal

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Preferred Produce is raising the bar for growing organic and kosher produce with a new, patented technology that combines hydroponics with aeroponics.

Hydroponics refers to plants grown in water with mineral nutrients and no soil. Aeroponics refers to growing plants in an air or mist environment, also without soil.

Preferred Produce has put the two together in a new, hydroponic growing container that includes tubes for circulating oxygen directly to plant roots.

That’s important because, apart from using carbon dioxide to make food, plants need oxygen to grow and thrive, and submerging them in water can restrict the oxygen supply, said Preferred Produce founder and co-owner Matthew Stong.

“It’s a common misconception that plants need only carbon dioxide, which they use to make food, because they still need oxygen in their roots to breathe,” Stong said. “In standard, soil-based growing, flood irrigation is the norm and, until the water drains, growers are basically killing the plants because they can’t breathe. So, in our system, we use hydroponics together with aeroponics to provide what the plants need.”

The system is contained in what’s essentially a large plastic urn that is filled with water and includes tubing inside to circulate oxygen. The plant sits on top of the system, with the roots growing downward into the urn through holes in the lid.

Stong invented the patented technology in partnership with Russian scientists. He’s tested it with strawberries, tomatoes and bell peppers. The results showed faster and hardier harvests than with other growing techniques.

“I’m growing evergreen strawberries, which would normally take about four months for an initial harvest, depending on the growing zone and weather,” Stong said. “With this system, I’m getting two pounds of strawberries in two months. Normally, you get just a handful of fruit at best in two months.”

The system has cut the first harvest for bell peppers to five weeks, compared with typically two or three months when grown in a greenhouse, and longer if grown in a field. With tomatoes, growing time is about the same as normal growing methods, but Stong says his system produces more fruit at harvest.

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Grow Mobile puts aeroponics on wheels – Southwest Journal

You may have seen Ed Kepler’s aeroponics trailer on display at the Linden Hills Farmers Market — or in his East Harriet driveway. It’s a greenhouse on wheels, with the roots suspended in air, sustained by a nutrient misting system.

“I like to say there are two of these that exist. One is at MIT, and one is in my driveway,” he said.

Kepler explained that aeroponics was invented by NASA to grow food in space. He started designing his own “growmobile” in 2014. Eight towers inside the trailer feature 500 growth sites, and the barrels are wrapped in reflective material and outfitted with grow lights.

When Kepler started designing the growmobile, the venture seemed like a crazy idea. But today it’s getting some high-level attention. Kepler has briefed Target executives on his progress, and he once took a call from the White House while he was at Winston’s Barbershop in Uptown. (White House staff wanted to talk about new farming technology, he said.)

Grow Mobile 2Kepler hasn’t sold any produce out of the trailer, and he’s currently growing as a hobby.

“Just to prove it can be done,” he said.

But he envisions a time when online orders for tomatoes or basil lead to a fresh delivery from the trailer.

For Kepler, aeroponics is part of the movement toward growing healthy, local food.

“We want very cheap produce, yet we ship it in from Brazil,” he said.

Kepler is also beta testing the “Growphone,” which automates the work of misting nutrients onto the roots. He’s installed sensors in the trailer that can send information to his phone, detailing data like the pH level, temperature and humidity, with the capability for remote adjustments.

“I want to be able to do that from anywhere,” he said. “The goal is not necessarily to be a farmer, but to automate it.”

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