More and more growers enjoy the ease of using cloth containers such as the Smart Pot®. Cloth containers are lightweight, re-usable and have air-pruning properties. The larger ones work great for simple hand-watering while the smaller ones lend themselves to ebb and flow systems. Many growers use soil-less mixes, coco coir or clay balls, but you can grow smarter by using GRODAN Grow-Cubes™, Grow-Chunks™, or Gro-Wool™!
Tomatoes grown in Grow-Cubes on left vs. clay balls on right using Smart Pots on an ebb and flow table.
Overall, stone wool induces more of the hair-like roots called “feeder” roots than other media. These feeder roots take up the most nutrients. So the more feeder roots, the faster and bigger your plant will grow.
Why hand-water Gro-Wool? (see steps below)
Because it is cleaner than soil-less mixes. Plus you can reduce your watering and nutrients by half, while still achieving spectacular growth. This saves time and money.
Why use Grow-Cubes (small croutons) or Grow-Chunks (large croutons) with ebb and flow? (see steps below)
Because, if your pump dies, grodan provides a buffer of moisture that is non-existent with clay balls. You can also reduce the frequency of watering (when switching from clay balls to grodan), therefore extending the life of the pump. If you prefer using a mix, use Grow-Cubes as their smaller size blends easier with clay balls.