Straight Up Hydro – who are we?
As we are often asked who exactly Straight Up Hydro is, I thought I’d put pen to paper and give you the inside scoop on our history.
(Incidentally, we sell scoops…Ideal for mixing perlite with soil, pebbles with coco, etc etc)
THE INSIDE SCOOP?
Where is Straight Up Hydro?
Straight Up Hydro is two grow shops in Kent and also an online grow shop that sends out orders from both premises. The Straight Up Hydro grow shops are located in Dartford and Canterbury.
The Dartford shop is located northwest of Dartford train station on Burnham Rd in a small industrial estate next to the Shell petrol station. Other nearby landmarks include a ducting factory, a car wash and a Mercedes showroom. The yard is called Jarvis & Rowell Estate but there is no sign indicating that is the name of the yard, but helpfully we have put up a banner saying Straight Up Hydro attached to the metal fence at the front of the yard. Simply drive through the gate and park outside the shop which is located at Unit B to the left past Constant Fibreglass and opposite Turner’s Paint Supplies.
ENTRANCE GATES STRAIGHT UP HYDRO DARTFORD
Straight Up Hydro Canterbury is to be found about a mile and a half outside Canterbury city centre off the A28 Sturry Rd in the City Business Park. Turn off the A28 into Marshwood Close when you see the giant Asda superstore and continue to the end of Marshwood Close where you will find Straight Up Hydro.
Both Straight Up Hydro stores have the same opening times. Monday to Saturdays we open 9.30am to 5.30am , and Sundays and Bank Holidays we open 10.00am to 4.00pm
Why have we changed our name so often in the last two years?
THE CHANGING NAMES OF THE DARTFORD AND CANTERBURY HYDROPONICS SHOPS
This is a question we are asked regularly so here’s the explanation. In 2015, 3CH (aka 3 Counties Hydroponics) ceased trading due to the retirement of the owners, and the former 3CH shops at Dartford and Canterbury were taken over by new management and re-branded as H2Gro Hydroponics. That would have been the only name change if not for the fact that a year and a half later it came to light the H2Gro is a brand name owned by another business and so the business previously known as H2Gro was re-named Straight Up Hydro although it has exactly the same management, premises and products.
What can I expect from Straight Up Hydro?
Straight Up Hydro has evolved from the remains of 3CH to become an improved version of a tried-and-tested model. While Straight Up Hydro continues to concentrate on selling top quality products at the lowest possible cost as well as ensuring large quantities of popular products are always in stock, we now also regularly expand our product range to provide our customers with an ever-increasing choice of hydroponics products. So what you can expect from Straight Up Hydro is quality, value and choice.