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Hydroponic Supplies & Equipment

Nov 16

Are you looking for the best hydroponic equipment and supplies on the market? The Indoor Earthworm hydroponics store is the best location to shop. We have all the most recent and best products to help you grow healthy plants with no soil, including everything from the net and fabric pots, and growing media to water chillers, heaters, and tubing. Our hydroponic supplies can outfit hydro systems that are suitable for commercial hydroponic farmers and home gardeners too.

 Why is Hydroponics important?

 If you're thinking about taking up hydroponics you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. In the end, growing plants in water aren't at all complicated. But there are actually many reasons that hydroponics is a fantastic method to cultivate plants.

 The benefits of hydroponic systems for farmers include:

 - Higher yields: Hydroponically grown plants tend to be more productive than counterparts grown in soil because they don't have to contend with pests and diseases that are transmitted by soil.

  More rapid growth rates: Hydroponically-grown plants also tend to have greater growth rates than soil-grown plants due to the fact that they can access nutrients more easily.

 - Less water use: Hydroponic systems are also much more efficient when it comes to using water than traditional methods of growing. The hydroponic system could consume as much as 90 percent less water than conventional soil-based systems, based on certain estimates.

 Hydroponic Systems

 You can do this type of gardening using many different aquaponics systems. Each one comes with its own pros and cons.

  Ebb and Flow System -Also called the system of drainage and flood this hydroponic method is popular by flooding the roots of plants with nutrients and draining them into the reservoir. Rapid growth is possible since the roots are continually immersed in an oxygenated, fresh solution. However, this system will require certain maintenance to ensure that roots aren't allowed to dry out.
  Drip System A different popular hydroponic system the drip method operates by slowly dripping nutrient solutions onto the root zones of the plants. To accommodate the requirements of each plant, drip frequency and size can be adjusted. The system is efficient because there is no waste and roots are able to access oxygenated water. However, this system does require regular maintenance to ensure that the drips are working well and that the roots don't dry out.
  Wick System -- This system could be utilized to help support small plants, or for emergency backups for larger plants. It functions by wicking the nutrient solution from a reservoir to the root zone of plants. Wick systems are simple to set up and maintain, however it's not as effective as other systems because some of the solutions may evaporate and be lost.
  Aeroponic System -- This is an advanced type of hydroponics that uses misting heads to spray the nutrient solution on the root zone of plants. Roots are always exposed to fresh oxygenated solutions which results in rapid expansion. However, it requires costly equipment and frequent maintenance to ensure that misting heads are working correctly and the roots don't dry out.

 Essential Hydroponics Supplies

 Many hydroponic growers will require a variety of essential equipment for starting.

  • Reservoir or tank
  • Stand and grow trays
  • Fittings and tubing
  •  Air pump or air stone
  •  Fabric and net pots
  •  Hydroponic media for growing

 Additional Hydroponics Supplies

 Based on the situation you are in certain people may require the following hydro-related equipment in order to achieve a high yield:

  • Water chiller
  • Water heater
  • Water filtration equipment
  • Nutrient doses

 The Indoor Earthworm offers hydroponics equipment to suit any kind of grow room, greenhouse, or any other type. We have a broad selection of hydroponic systems, hydroponic kits, water chillers, and heaters as well as irrigation equipment including drip systems, water pumps, and more.

 We stock hydroponics supplies by 30plus industry experts. Shop and browse through top-of-the-line brands like Current Culture, Active Aqua, Elemental Solutions, and AquaBox for all your growing system needs.

 Our staff is available to answer any questions you might have about hydroponics. Contact The Indoor Earthworm today to get your commercial or home garden's hydroponic needs professionally assessed or shop online and pick up at the store (available at locations that are participating).




The Indoor Earthworm
510 W Hwy 50, O'Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 726-7910