Doing a little end-of-summer cleaning and found so. much. promo. stuff. If you want ANYTHING (hats, T-shirts, stickers, bandanas, playing cards, magnets, beach balls, phone cases, frisbees, sweat bands, sunglasses, keychains...you name it) please ask the next time you’re in.
NextLight has just released their new and improved NextLight Core LED grow light. This model replaces their Mini. Using just 190W (1.92 PPF/Watt), this light covers a 4’x4’ area of vegetative growth, or a 3’x3’ flowering area. The full spectrum, bright white light is good for any stage of plant growth. 👍🏻 We’re offering really good intro pricing, call or stop in for more info!
It may not feel like it, but summer’s coming to an end. Have you planted for your fall garden yet? Greens like lettuce, kale, chard, spinach, cabbage, mustard greens and herbs all do great outdoors in the fall, as well as root vegetables like radishes, beets and kohlrabi. If you’re an indoor gardener, start finishing up your summer improvements because your season’s about to start, too!
Secret Jardin’s 6” Monkey Fan is the perfect air-circulating accessory for your grow tent. It clips directly onto the poles of any tent, so you no longer have to awkwardly try and find the perfect angle to attach a standard clip fan at. Air circulation may not seem important, but it is! It’s the easiest way to help prevent mold and mildew from growing, while also strengthening your plants so they can hold larger fruit.
With these crazy hot and humid days we’ve been having in NY (and apparently will continue to have through all of next week...) we’ve been getting a ton of questions about how to control humidity in your growing space. The best and most efficient option is to add a dehumidifier, and we have a wide variety of sizes and models to choose from. Listed below are just the options shown, we have so many more for nearly any size space!
L->R: Active Air 45 Pint Dehumidifier (also comes in 60, 70, 95 and 180 pint models), Ideal-Air 190 and 170 Pint Portable Dehumidifiers, Quest Dual 155 Overhead Dehumidifer (also comes in 70, 105, 110, 150, 205, 225 & their newest 506 😱Pint models)
@hydrofarmtv’s Phantom Dual 315W Ceramic Metal Halide light fixtures are AWESOME. 630 watts spread between two individual reflectors (with one electronic ballast powering both) gives you an even and intense 3’x5’ coverage area. Super reliable (like all Phantoms), cool running and also dimmable. Reflectors can also be rotated for low-profile hanging. We love em!
Day # 1 of Summer is in the books! Plants that are growing outdoors should start flowering very soon, if they haven’t already, which means they’ll need to start getting a fertilizer that’s rich in phosphorus. Phosphorus is the nutrient that makes blooms and fruit bigger. It’s the “P” in the N-P-K numbers on every fertilizer bottle, so look for something with a high middle-number!
If you live in NYC and have a garden, your soil may be contaminated by heavy metal residue from our industrial past. Check out @wnyc’s story on this and @greenthumbgrows’ instructions for building a safe-soil garden. Now is also a good time to consider the pro’s of hydroponic gardening! 😉 (Instagram doesn’t let you link so search “poisoned gardens” on wnyc.org - or retype the address: www.nyc.org/story/poisoned-gardens). Illustrations by Clarisa Diaz.
If you’re vegan, your garden can be, too! We have “veganic” fertilizers that are 100% organic, plant and/or mineral-based, with no fish or animal byproducts whatsoever.
BioCanna’s Bio Vega and Bio Flores are liquid fertilizer options that are super available to your plants due to their unique fermentation process. Down to Earth makes a Vegan Mix dry amendment that can be mixed into your soil or top-dressed before watering.
We’re almost sold out of plants for our yearly plant sale, but luckily we still have a few cool varieties left, including these Luffa Squash. Did you know that loofah sponges are actually squash??? Neither did we. After harvest, dry and peel them, and cut them into sponge-size pieces!
¿En busca de inspiración para llevar una vida más sustentable?
Te presentamos a #TheGrowRoom , un jardín interior sustentable que cualquier persona puede armar y que han catalogado como una ventana al futuro de la agricultura urbana.
SALE! ALL Gorilla Grow Tents (Original, LITE and SHORTY lines) are 20% off, now through June 18th. If you’ve wanted to set up an indoor growing area but didn’t have an extra room, now is the time to buy a grow tent, and especially the time to consider an original Gorilla Grow Tent (their slogan is “TALLEST. THICKEST. STRONGEST.” for a reason). Sale is valid at both locations.
Why grow in fabric planters? The number one reason is your plants will have a larger, healthier root system (which, in turn, will make them larger and healthier)! Fabric containers allow more oxygen to your roots and growing media, improving root zone health and growth. They prevent “root-spiraling,” unlike solid plastic containers which can cause plants to get root-bound faster. Plus they’re made from 100% recycled materials and are BPA free. Not only are they good for your plants, they’re good for the Earth and you too! Pictured are our most popular sizes, and if you swipe you’ll see a 10-gallon Dirt Pot we just packed with some leeks.
Zawsze powtarzam, że wymyślaniu kreatywnych rzeczy służą kreatywne przestrzenie. Dzisiejsze spotkanie #infuture mieliśmy w #TheGrowroom - sferycznym ogrodzie zaprojektowanym przez #space10 (laboratorium innowacji #ikea ). Projekt tego ogrodu dostępny jest online, dzięki czemu każdy może taki ogród samodzielnie zbudować (przeznaczony jest dla mieszkańców miast, którzy nie mają własnych ogrodów). Ten, z którego my korzystamy, stoi na co dzień w #o4star , w którym mamy swoje biuro. #creativespace , #urbangarden , #greencities , #urbanization
Had a great visit from @centralcoastgarden last week! They are the makers of Green Cleaner and Root Cleaner, some of our best-selling pest and disease-control products. They dropped off some fun swag (including their IG-famous “Master Grower” lighters 😂) and samples of their new product Strepto Force, an all natural beneficial bacteria that promotes plant vigor and helps prevent mildews and molds. Ask about it next time you’re in!
Free event! Seedling Swap & Sale - this Sunday from 11:00am - 2:00pm at our Nyack store. Bring any extra seedlings you have and trade them with other gardeners, or buy plants if you haven’t already started seeds. All swappers and shoppers get a free gardening goody bag.
Spring is FINALLY here, which means our plant sale is happening. Now through the end of Spring we’ll have a selection of organically grown seedlings and plants - veggies, flowers and herbs, including the pictured Genovese Basil, because who doesn’t like basil? Mini contest: the first person to name the fellow Queens-man in this post (swipe) gets a free basil plant.
Products We Love: Bu’s Blend Biodynamic Compost! We’re absolutely loving this stuff. Great for rejuvenating your soil, fertilizing your gardens and lawns, plus it’s biodynamic so it’s good for the Earth, too.
Tomorrow is Earth Day, but we’re closed on Sundays so we’re celebrating a day early. Come by today and pick up supplies to make the earth a better place! Get some seeds to start an organic garden, reusable fabric pots made from recycled materials, organic soil or soil conditioner to reinvigorate your depleted soil with beneficial nutrients and microbes. If you visit our Nyack store, bring the family and check out the town’s Earth Day event a few blocks away. Don’t forget, Saturday’s are our half day so we’re open till 3pm!
315w Ceramic Metal Halide grow lights are so popular right now due to their low energy consumption, low heat output, high light output and ability to produce heavy yielding crops with SUPERIOR quality due to an increased UVA/UVB light spectrum. See photos from one of our in-store displays - impressive oil production (oil production=flavor and aroma) on Sweetie and Golden Nugget cherry tomatoes. Grown using a @hydrofarmtv Phantom 315W CMH light with a @sunmaster_grow_lamps Full Nova WX 315W CMH bulb.
...and speaking of seed-starting, we have a great selection of 100% organic, non-GMO seeds from @highmowingorganicseeds. We usually try to choose unusual varieties that you don’t see everywhere, as well as the tried-and-true classics (like Genovese Basil and Lacinato Kale). Check out our blog (link in profile) for our favorites for this year.