How do you want to grow your garden?
At Roots and Rocks we carry many types of product to meet every grower’s needs, because we know that every garden is different. We want what you want- a healthier, better crop and a higher yield than your last harvest. At Roots and Rocks, we take your indoor or outdoor garden plan and cater to it- from greenhouse to closet-sized grows.Whether you want to grow organic or conventional, we have full lines of excellent plant nutrients and additives.
We have many nutrient lines to choose from including Advanced Nutrients, Ionic, Botanicare, General Hydroponics, FoxFarms, Future Harvest Development, Age Old Organics, Earth Juice, and many more. If you’re having a plant nutrient deficiency we have Cal-Mg, Revive, SuperThrive and other nutrient supplements to get your garden back on track. If you looking for a flower hardener like Gravity, or flavor enhancers such as Sweet or FloraNectar we will help you find the right product at the price you want to pay.
What media are you growing your crop in?
At Roots and Rocks we have all the top soilless, soil, and hydroponic growing mediums including FoxFarms Ocean Forest and Happy Frog, Roots Organic, Sunshine #4, CocoGro, Hydroton, rock wool, and many more.
We also carry several different hydroponic systems including General Hydroponics Waterfarm Complete & the Waterfarm 8 bucket kit, flood tables, pumps, RO systems, and all accessories if you want go all MacGyver on us and build your own. If you’re growing in 5 gallon buckets, in nursery pots, GeoPots, or Smart Pots, we can help you there too.
Do you need to clone or sprout seeds?
We have many different types of seed starting media as well as cloning materials. From Rapid Rooters, to Root Riot, rockwool, to Light Warrior we’ve got what you need to get the healthiest start to your garden. If you’re into cloning, Roots and Rocks can help you find the right cloning supplies at the right price. We have the EZ Clone and OxyClone cloners to root your clones fast, and we have a full spectrum of cloning gels and solutions including Clonex, Olivia’s, PowerClone, Root Tech, Dip n’ Grow, GreenFuse, and others. A healthier start for your garden produces healthier results- don’t let your garden down!
If pests, fungus, or plant disease is weighing on your mind we carry many different organic and chemical pest and disease control products. Whether you have spider mites, thrips, white flies, gnats, aphids, powdery mildew, root rot, fungus, leaf spot, rust, mold, or something you’ve never seen before; we’ve got the products and the help that your garden needs to thrive. Serenade, Green Cure, Take Down, Safer, and Whitmire are just a few of the products that we have to mitigate your pest and plant disease problems.
Have you been thinking of indoor gardening lately?
Food prices have gone up 3.5% in 2014 alone, but you won’t have to pay $2.00 for a head of lettuce that took a few weeks to mature in your basement. Indoor gardening is a lot easier that it sounds and you can be up and running in no time for well under $1,000. At our store you can check out multiple growing displays to see what type of setup is right for you. If you’re unsure of what you’re looking for we will walk you through the process.
Magnetic ballast or digital ballast? A 400 watt, 600 watt, or 1000 watt setup? Metal halide (MH), T5 fluorescent, or do you want a high pressure sodium grow light (HPS)? Each system has its pros and cons and we will outfit your grow for your budget and your needs. We have many HID light bulb brands in MH and HPS such as Eye Hortilux, Venture, Digilux, Plantmax, Agromax, SolarMax and MaxLume.
Do you have climate control or odor problems?
At Roots and Rocks we have multiple climate control products such as ducting, Vortex centrifugal fans, Dayon squirrel fans, and multiple types of weekly, 24 hour, and 240 volt timers. We also have day/night recycling timers, photocells, humidity controllers, as well as CO2 regulators, CO2 tanks, and complete environmental controllers for your indoor garden. If you think something smells we can outfit your garden with a CAN, or Phresh, carbon air filter. If you’re not into carbon scrubbers we can equip you with an ozone generator or some Ona liquid or gel odor eaters.
Hydroponics, from the Greek words hydro, water, and ponos, labor, is an easy method of growing fresh herbs, flowers, vegetables, and fruits using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil. Terrestrial plants may be grown with their roots in the mineral nutrient solution only or in a soilless medium, such as perlite, gravel, rock wool, or coconut coir.
Researchers discovered in the 19th century that plants absorb essential mineral nutrients as inorganic ions in water. In natural conditions soil acts as a mineral nutrient reservoir, but the soil itself is not essential to plant growth. When the mineral nutrients in the soil dissolve in water, plant roots are able to absorb them. When the required mineral nutrients are introduced into a plant’s water supply artificially, soil is no longer required for the plant to thrive. Almost any terrestrial plant will grow in a hydroponic system and there are many benefits to using one. Some of the benefits of a hydro system are that no soil is needed, the water stays in the system and can be reused, one can control the nutrition levels given to the plants, pests and diseases are easier to get rid of than in soil because of the container’s mobility, and more stable and higher yields.
Even better, you can bring your hydroponic garden inside and grow all year long. Indoors, a gardener may maximize results for a hydroponic system by creating an environment optimal for plant growth. Having the right combination of nutrients, water, light, temperature, CO2, oxygen, and pH is essential to plant growth. Whether you are a professional hydroponics gardener, an indoor gardening hobbyist, or just beginning, Roots and Rocks offers thousands of hydroponic supplies to help you grow bigger, better and more productive plants.
*The above section on hydroponic gardening has been adapted from Wikipedia;
if you want to learn more on the history of hydroponic gardening systems we
encourage you to go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydroponics for a full read.