Who is Straight Up Hydroponics?
We are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of Hydroponics and Grow Room Supplies. As well as having shops conveniently located in Dartford and Canterbury, we also sell through our online shop. All our products are delivered in discreet packaging and we offer next day delivery within England. Our aim is to provide you with an outstanding service, whether you’re shopping online or in person, coupled with the latest and greatest in hydroponics equipment, all at a competitive price.
What is Hydroponics?
Hydroponics is the process of growing plants in sand, gravel, and other grow media. A nutrient solution product is applied directly to the root zone subsequently allowing gardeners to optimise their growing and maximise yields, even in limited space. Unlike traditional gardening, Hydroponics takes place in an artificial environment that gives the gardener full control over nutrients, light, water, temperature and other environmental factors. Hydroponic systems can be implemented in any size grow room, from minor hobbyist growing in a spare room all the way up to a full sized commercial production. This flexibility has even proven beneficial for institutions such as schools and colleges where students can gain a better understanding of food production and the plant life-cycle.
How can I start Hydroponic growing?
The best place to start your own Hydroponics System is with us. Starting is easy, in fact, hydroponic growing can be so simple that a child can do it. First of all, you’ll need a hydroponics system, hydroponic nutrients, an inert hydroponics medium, a light source, time and plants.
For beginners, we recommend a standard kit with a simple setup that can be placed into any grow room environment. For those looking to upgrade existing setups, or create specific ones, you can find all the necessary products here.
Each system will need to use nutrients — a mix of primary, secondary and micro — specifically designed for hydroponics.
You will need to choose a hydroponic medium – the possibilities include clay pebbles, coco coir, rockwool and soil. One hydroponic material isn’t better than another, you will need to decide which one works best in your setup.
Assuming you’re growing your plants without natural sunlight, different types of artificial lights exist, including simple lighting kits that group the necessities.
Overall, there are a lot of factors to consider and it may seem like a daunting task but the benefits are huge. A constant supply of fresh and tasty produce, a new hobby and maybe even a source of income.