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Potting Media

Ponics Plus has a large selection of potting soils, coco coir and hydroponic growing media to choose from. We have a wide range of sizes available and can handle any size order from a few bags to several semi truck loads. From the commercial grower to the home grower, we've got you covered!

Soil

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Roots Organics Original

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Roots Organics Formula 707

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Fox Farms Ocean Forest

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Fox Farms Happy Frog

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Fox Farms Strawberry Fields

Coco Coir

Coco coir is an organic, inert grow medium derived from frayed and ground coconut husks. It is close to pH neutral and retains water while allowing for a good amount of oxygen for the roots. Coco coir is mainly used in container gardening and in passive hydroponic systems. It is available as a loose potting material, as starter disks for seeds and cuttings, and larger cubes for placement in hydroponic systems or transferring to larger containers. Coco coir is also a renewable and under-used source of grow medium. Coco coir can be used in expandable drip and flood and drain systems but is not ideal as it is dirty, can clog pumps and drippers and can contribute to the buildup of reservoir sludge.

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Mother Earth 70/30 Coco-Perlite

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Fox Farms Coco Loco

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Fox Farms Plain Jane Big Boy Pants

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Sunshine Advanced Mix #4

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Gow!t Loose Coco Coir

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Grow!t Coco Coir Block

Hydroponic Media

Hydroponics is a method of growing plants in a water based, nutrient rich solution instead of soil. Hydroponics uses media such as rockwool or clay pellets. The basic premise is to allow the plant roots to come in direct contact with the nutrient rich solution while having oxygen which is essential for proper growth. The advantages of growing hydroponically is the increased rate of growth. With the proper set up, plants will mature up to 25% faster and produce up to 30% more than the same plants grown in soil.  Your plants now don't have to work so hard to obtain the nutrients they need to thrive.

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Hydroton/Clay Pebbles

Clay Pebbles are a popular growing medium. Sometimes called Expanded Clay, it is exactly as described. It is small bits of clay that have been fired in a kiln and popped or expanded like popcorn into small round, lightweight, porous balls. Expanded clay is ideal for use in deep water culture, nutrient film technique and expandable drip systems because of its ability to wick up water to the roots without retaining too much water. This allows for the maximum amount of oxygen to be present in the root zone. The clay pebbles are generally pH neutral which is not an ideal place for root-borne insects to live and lay eggs. It can be reused if cleaned and sterilized between crops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rockwool

Rockwool also commonly called stonewool, is one of the most popular grow mediums. It is made by heating and spinning certain silica-based rock into a material much like cotton candy. The end product is a firm material that when used will have the ideal ratio of water to oxygen for the plant roots to thrive in. Rockwool is also relatively pH neutral and helps resist root-based insects from growing and reproducing. 

Rockwool comes in a variety of sizes and shapes and is most commonly used in cube form. One-inch starter cubes are great for starting seeds and rooting cuttings. The starter cubes can then be transplanted into larger cubes that have a 1-in. hole to perfectly fit the starter cube into.

Rockwool cubes are used in many hydroponic systems such as flood and drain. The smaller cubes are often used to start plants that are then transferred into other grow mediums such as expanded clay for drip, deep water culture and nutrient film technique systems. Many people use them to start clones that will be planted in outdoor gardens or indoor container gardens.