Spring has arrived and we are cleaning house at New England Hydroponics with our Spring Cleaning Sale. We have just added over 50 items to the Discount Rack to make way for New Products. These are items that we have discontinued from the store, so they are all at least 25% OFF MSRP and supplies are limited. So check out all the great new deals and save some serious money too!
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Spring Party March 23rd, 2013!
Help us Celebrate our Recent Expansion and the Arrival of Spring.
We will be having a Customer Appreciation Day from 10am – 6pm.
Free Raffle (Over $1000 in Prizes)
Free Product Giveaways
Product Reps. / Free Samples
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That's right, you asked for it and we got it! We now have the Full Line of House & Garden Premium Dutch Nutrients in-stock at New England Hydroponics. From Aqua Flakes, Cocos and Soil Bases to Roots Excelurator and Amino Treatment, we have got it all! So come check out the New House and Garden Display at the Retail Store in Southampton, or order online at neHydro.com and we will ship it out right away!
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That's right, we are Growing!!! Our retail store in Western Mass will soon be even bigger. We are adding a whole new section devoted to an expanded selection of soil, amendments, organic fertilizers and outdoor gardening supplies. The new Soil & Organics section will be ready for business starting March 1st. With 4,000sf of Retail Space and an additional 4,000sf Warehouse, we have the Largest Inventory of Hydroponics and Indoor Gardening Supplies in New England. So come visit our retail shop in Southampton, Massachusetts and check out the great selection.
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We are proud to announce the arrival of the newest member of the BloomBoss family of Enhanced Spectrum LED Grow Lights. The BloomBoss FUSION Series has arrived!
The FUSION series marks a major advancement in the evolution of LED Grow Lights. Finally, a true replacement for your HPS grow lights that produces very little heat and consumes only half the power. The BloomBoss FUSION 600 effectively replaces a conventional 600 watt HPS Grow Light while only consuming 300 watts of power. The FUSION combines an optimal blend of traditional 6500K and 2900K white light, with the intensity of 440nm, 470nm, 630nm & 660nm Blue and Red LED chips that blow away the competition. The FUSION offers the perfect color blend between the HID lights of the past and the LED lights of the future.
What's more, the FUSION Series LED lights offer Dual Light Spectrums to provide the best of both worlds for vegetative growth and the flowering stage. The Grow setting uses only 150 watts to provide excellent vegetative growth in a 4' x 4' area. Simply turn on the second switch to boost the light to full capacity and modify the spectrum to encourage unbelievable flowering in the same 4' x 4' space.
The BloomBoss FUSION 400 offers all the same features as the FUSION 600 while effectively replacing a conventional 400 watt HPS Grow Light with only 200 watts of power and covering a 3' x 3' area.
The time has come to say goodbye to the HPS and MH lights of the past. The BloomBoss FUSION revolution has begun!!!
STARTING MONDAY SEPTEMBER 10th WE WILL NOW BE OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK.
OUR NEW RETAIL STORE HOURS WILL BE MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 10am- 6pm EST.
New England Hydroponics is proud to announce Expanded Free Shipping in the Northeast, USA. We now offer Free 2 Day Shipping on all orders over $100 to the following states: Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont & West Virginia. All items will ship via UPS Ground which guarantees transit times of 1 or 2 days to all of the listed locations. Please see the map below:
All areas in the 1 and 2 day zones now qualify for Free Shipping at the $100 level. All other zones in the continental USA will continue to qualify for Free Shipping on orders over $250 excluding AK, HI and PR. Shipping transit times start when the package leaves our warehouse. All orders ship within 2 Business Days.
As our inventory of soil and soil-less media grows, it gets even more confusing to the average grower as to which one to choose, so I have decided to add a brief description of each one, along with some recommendations for the use of each. Follow the links to read the full descriptions. I hope this helps make choosing the right dirt easier for all of you.
Let's start with a list of basic Plant Growth Stages: seedling and newly-rooted cuttings, early vegetative, mature vegetative, and fruiting/flowering. At each stage in a plant's life, certain soil and fertility conditions must be met, or avoided, to ensure healthy growth. If the media is inert (contains no nutrients), the plant suffers from nutrient deficiencies, and if it is too hot (contains more soluble nutrients than a plant can handle), it suffers from luxury consumption and shows stress in the form of burning or leaf-curling, among other signs.
NOTE: Not all Soil Mixes are Available Online
The following is a list of recommended soils for each growth phase:
Seedlings and Newly-rooted Cuttings
If using Pro-Mix, Sunshine Mix, Black Gold or B'cuzz HydroMix, additional nutrients must be used one week AFTER the first set of true leaves develop on seedlings. If using rooted clones, additional nutrients must be added prior to planting or shortly after. FoxFarm Light Warrior usually contains enough nutrients to sustain healthy growth for up to two weeks, and Ocean Forest, Pure Earth, and Manna Mix support growth for up to a month. It takes experience to learn exactly when nutrients should be applied, as you are trying to stay between the lines of not enough and too much.
Early Vegetative Through Fruiting/Flowering
All of the mixes appropriate for the seedling/cutting stage may be utilized throughout the plants entire life, but will need to be ammended with additional nutrients, whether it be a top-dressing of powdered or granular fertilizers, or through a regimen of using liquid, water-soluble fertilizers every other watering or so. It is up to you to choose which method is appropriate for your specific grow.
Air to Water Ratio? What Does That Mean to Me?
This ratio represents the water holding capacity of a given mix. The higher the air to water ratio, the less moisture the media holds, and the more often you will need to irrigate. It also means roots don't have to try so hard to break up the soil to expand, so, typically, the higher the ratio, the easier it is to get a BIG root system. Every mix has it's advantages and disadvantages. Low air to water ratio is not a bad thing in the right situation. If you are having problems with plants drying out too quickly, for instance, you should use a medium that holds more water. Outdoors a low air to water ratio can be advantageous if your growing season is hot and dry.
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We are excited to bring you the new pH Perfect line of base nutrients from Advanced Nutrients. With this new system, measuring, monitoring and adjusting your nutrient pH levels is a thing of the past. Included in each nutrient bottle are acid and alkaline buffers, to keep your pH in the sweet spot regardless of supplements and additives.
Advanced has introduced the Sensi line, their 3-part mineral line and the Connoiseur line, in pH Perfect. Again, with these base nutrients, you do not need to adjust your pH, at all, ever.
pH perfect represents a huge advancement in hydroponic nutrients.
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...Some wise man said it, and I tend to agree. That's why we are not content selling one nutrient line, one brand of dirt, or a single HPS bulb. We are not product pushers, we will never try to put you on to something just to see it moving from our shelves. Our approach is more along the lines of sitting back and letting our customers tell US what they want. Sure, we've got opinions, and share them freely. We've also got experience with the vast majority of our products, so we can tell you what to expect from whatever new toy you decide to bring home.
That guy loves Advanced Nutrients, so we carry Advanced Nutrients. The guy over there had great luck with Sugar Peak, so we brought in Sugar Peak. A whole bunch of people requested a better way to utilize their t5 lights, so we brought in the nanotech t5 reflector, you get the idea. We never know what's going to sell and what's going to collect dust, so we found a simple remedy: Carry as many different products as we can fit.
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Well, the title pretty much sums it up. Our first free gardening seminar went great, hopefully you guys thought so too. We're just getting the ball rolling on this whole class thing, so stay posted for the date for the next. I believe the topic will be "An introduction to Hydroponics", but customer requests for a different topic will certainly be considered.
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Over the years, we have received a lot of requests from our customers to offer a more hands-on educational experience in our retail store. We are always willing to help with any questions you have, but sometimes we are simply too busy to cover all the information you are looking for. That being said, we are pleased to announce our new series of educational seminars, being held on certain Wednesday nights, after our normal store hours.
Our first class will be held Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:00 p.m. The class topic will be Propagation. We will cover the supplies needed to start a successful garden from seed, then discuss how to turn that prized plant into an army of genetic equals through the magic of stem-cutting.
The presentation will be short and concise, to allow for plenty of time afterward to field questions from attendees. We will be offering discounted seed-starting packages to all who attend, as well as free refreshments.
You need not sign up for this class, however, if you'd like to pop in to the store, or shoot us an email or phone call to let us know you will be attending, please feel free to do so.
Future class schedules will be posted here on our blog, as well as in our store, so be sure to check back often to keep up-to-date. We have always been dedicated to your gardening success, and these classes are just another way to show our customers how much we appreciate them. Hope to see you there!
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Have you seen our new retail store in Southampton, Mass? If not, here is your chance!!! Check it out online with our new Hydroponics Store Video. Take a glimpse at all of the great products and displays. We have tons of new items in-stock and lots of indoor gardens up and working. Enjoy the show!!!
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Thank you to all who attended our Grand Opening last month, it was a blast, and we were extremely pleased with the turnout. Since then, we have been very busy coming up with ideas to make our new store the best around. We have brought in a bunch of new products, like tomato barrel and tomato trellis planters, new sizes of heat mats, several different soils from names like Black Gold, Sunshine, and B'cuzz, new hydroponic systems, Lite-Tite zipper doors, new styles and sizes of filters, a new line of digital ballasts, the list goes on. In addition to all of our new products, we have set up several new displays in our showroom. We've got two fully-functioning tent set-ups, several different hydro systems, tons of different grow lights, and some really cool plants. We have added a retail plant table, covered in culinary herbs, orchids, coleus and others, and as always, our famous discount rack.
Come on in and get to know us, we already know your garden!
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If you live in the area, be sure to stop in to our New, Bigger, Better Location at the other end of the Red Rock Shops in Southampton, Mass. Our NEW location is more than twice the size of our old store. We now have additional items and setups on display and well over 1000 products in-stock and ready to go!
Our Grand Opening event is on Saturday, February 4th between the hours of 10am and 6pm. We will be raffling over $1000 in prizes, including a Secret Garden Darkroom II PRO 120, a BloomBoss 300 watt LED Grow Light, a Quantum Bad Boy T5 High Output 4' x 4 Fluorescent Light and more! In addition to the free raffle, there will be snacks and drinks and we will be handing out lots of free goodies, like t-shirts, nutrients and gardening accessories. It's going to be a good time for all and we look forward to seeing you there. So come on by and check out our New Store and you could leave with some great FREE Hydroponics Gear!
That's right! Big things are coming here at neHydro! We are currently working on setting up a new retail store, in the same plaza as our existing store, to better serve the needs of our valued customers. Our new store will be double the size of our existing store. In addition to a whole lot more space, our new store will feature many new product displays, including functioning grow tent set-ups showcasing our favorite HID lights, LEDs, hydroponic systems, fans, filters and environmental controllers. We will also have an onsite diagnostic center where we can test bulbs, ballasts, pumps and fans much quicker and efficiently than before. Our new growroom design center will be a place where we can sit down with our customers and build indoor gardens from the ground up.
We are working hard to be your one-stop growshop, and our expansion proves that serving our customers with the best products and best service is still our number one priority.
Stay tuned!!! We will be announcing our Grand Re-Opening as we get closer to the move. We are all very excited, I hope you are too.
In preparation of the holiday season, we have added many new items to our Hydroponics Discount Rack. Be sure to check it out to score great deals on items that we have overstocked, discontinued or that we feel you just can't grow without. We've added bulbs, nutrients, ballasts, greenhouse controllers, CO2 equipment, pumps, accessories and more. Supplies are limited on all Discount Rack items, so don't wait until they're gone!!!
We are excited to announce the arrival of Advanced Nutrients to our online and retail store. Bringing our customers the best selection of Hydroponics Supplies at the best prices has been our main goal since day one, and the addition of this superior line of plant nutrients for hydroponics and soil is right on track! Whether you are just starting out, or have hundreds of grows under your belt, you are sure to find a feeding regimen under Advanced Nutrients that will suit your needs. From a simple 2-part SensiBloom & SensiGrow Fertilizer program to the advanced Connoiseur multi-part expert program, Advanced Nutrients offers a wide range of top quality plant nutrients, vitamins, beneficials and stimulators. As always, we value your business and hope that you find just what you need!
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New England Hydroponics understands how confusing designing, building and maintaining an indoor garden can be. With over a thousand products in our inventory, it can often be difficult and overwhelming to decide exactly what you will need to get the most from your grow. That's where we come in.
During our normal business hours, there is always someone available to speak with you directly, ready and willing to help make those difficult decisions easier. We know our products. We use our products. We stand behind our products.
Maybe you need help selecting a grow media, maybe lighting gets confusing. Perhaps you are well in to the grow and your leaves are mottling and growth has slowed. We're not just gear heads, we understand plants and what they need to thrive, in addition to our vast knowledge of all things tech-related. Really guys, we want to help. The relationship we have with our customers doesn't end after the sale. In fact, that's where it begins.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Call us. Please. The last thing we want is to have our valued customers shooting into the dark to decide what they need, only to find out the products they have purchased don't fit their needs. Sure, returns with us are painless, but why go through the hassle when a quick phone call could ensure you get it right, the first time.
Don't be overwhelmed, just take the process one step at a time, with the first, and most important step being educating yourself. Read, read more, ask questions, read more, forget most of it, then give us a shout. Let's grow something together.
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New England Hydroponics was recently featured as one of three businesses in an article entitled "Doing Business in: Southampton" in the October 14th 2011 edition of the BusinessWest news publication.
You can check out the whole article online at BusinessWest.com
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