Indoor grow rooms let’s you garden year-round, regardless of the season. Growing indoors, whether in a cabinet, closet, greenhouse or spare room in the garage or basement, requires that you provide what Mother Nature, at her best, supplies naturally: Collapse
• Cooling (or warmth)
No matter if your grow room setup is large or small, whether you’re planting a few herbs for year-round kitchen use or for large harvests and sale, or whether you’re growing exotic blooms, houseplants or tomatoes to harvest in the dead of winter, our complete selection of indoor growing equipment, tools and accessories will assure that you’re raising your plants under the best conditions possible. Let us help you grow successfully, abundantly, and efficiently… indoors!
Now you can enjoy growing indoors all year long! Imagine harvesting your own basil and tomatoes in the dead of winter, or taking delight in lush, exotic flowering houseplants throughout the year.
At Planet Natural, we’ve carefully selected only the best indoor gardening supplies — from lighting and hydroponic systems to natural supplements and growing mediums — to make your indoor growing experiences blossom. Whether you’re a casual orchid lover or a serious farmers market supplier of year-round fresh greens and herbs, we have the right equipment for your needs.
Soil-less growing requires complete and effective hydroponic nutrient solutions that supply plants with everything they need for strong growth and maximum yields. We’ve selected the best, scientifically formulated products for all around nutrition as well as treating specific deficiencies. All of our nutrients come from trusted companies known for reliability and cutting-edge results. Wondering which formula is best for your specific needs? Contact us for expert advice.
The History of Hydroponics
The word hydroponics comes from two Greek words, “hydro” meaning water and “ponics” meaning labor. The concept of soil less gardening or hydroponics has been around for thousands of years. The hanging Gardens of Babylon and The Floating Gardens of China are two of the earliest examples of hydroponics. Scientists started experimenting with soil less gardening around 1950. Since then other countries, such as Holland, Germany, and Australia have used hydroponics for crop production with amazing results.
The Benefits of Hydroponics
Hydroponics is proved to have several advantages over soil gardening. The growth rate on a hydroponic plant is 30-50 percent faster than a soil plant, grown under the same conditions. The yield of the plant is also greater. Scientists believe that there are several reasons for the drastic differences between hydroponic and soil plants. The extra oxygen in the hydroponic growing mediums helps to stimulate root growth. Plants with ample oxygen in the root system also absorb nutrients faster. The nutrients in a hydroponic system are mixed with the water and sent directly to the root system. The plant does not have to search in the soil for the nutrients that it requires. Those nutrients are being delivered to the plant several times per day. The hydroponic plant requires very little energy to find and break down food. The plant then uses this saved energy to grow faster and to produce more fruit. Hydroponic plants also have fewer problems with bug infestations, funguses and disease. In general, plants grown hydroponically are healthier and happier plants.
Hydroponic gardening also offers several benefits to our environment. Hydroponic gardening uses considerably less water than soil gardening, because of the constant reuse the nutrient solutions. Due to lack of necessity, fewer pesticides are used on hydroponic crops. Since hydroponic gardening systems use no topsoil, topsoil erosion isn’t even an issue. Although, if agricultural trends continue to erode topsoil and waste water, hydroponics may soon be our only solution.