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Maximizing Germination Rates

Seeds can be a major expense in a growing operation so you want to make every seed count. What can you do to maximize your germination rates? Several factors effect success in getting seeds to sprout and root. Seed Quality First, start with high quality seed. Purchase from reputable sources that...

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Grow-Tech introduces new OMRI listed microgreen growing medium

Grow-Tech, a 30-year veteran of the stabilized growing media industry, announces the release of PUREgrown hemp-felt. The PUREgrown hemp-felt is OMRI listed and is manufactured in the USA from 100% natural fibers grown without the use of pesticides or herbicides. PUREgrown hemp-felt combines superior growing characteristics specifically formulated for the...

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Grow-Tech Launches ZenPlugTM For Easy Transplanting of Pre-Rooted Cuttings & Tissue Culture

South Portland, ME, June 21st, 2016- Grow-Tech, an industry veteran in the manufacture of stabilized growing media, announces the launch of our newest product, ZenPlugTM (patent pending), for easy transplanting of tissue culture starts and pre-rooted cuttings. The open plug shape allows for the precise and rapid placement of large...

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What the Plant Industry Is Doing About Its Plastic Problem

First, An Ode to Plastic Ah, plastic! It really is a miracle substance that is so much a part of our everyday life and so integral to the agriculture and horticulture industries, it’s hard to imagine life without it. The evolution of the container seems to have peaked with plastic....

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What “Biodegradable” Really Means

At Grow-Tech, we are careful about using the word biodegradable to describe our products. In fact, we don’t use it at all. Why? Because generally, there is a difference between what biodegradable actually means and what the general public thinks it means, and we want our messaging to be clear....

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BioStrate® Felt Video

Here is a video we made on BioStrate® Felt. BioStrate is a biobased propagation felt used in the hydroponic production of microgreens, salad greens and wheatgrass. This video was shoot at Olivia’s Garden in New Gloucester, Maine. To learn more about BioStrate click this link. Enjoy!

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FlexiTrays: A Ready-to-Use Propagation System

Grow-Tech’s FlexiTrays are a ready-to-use propagation system that will increase the efficiency of your greenhouse by allowing for earlier transplanting, better crop timing and full automation. Both hydroponic and traditional greenhouse growers use FlexiTrays for rooting cuttings and seed germination. Our growing media is pH balanced and can be formulated to...

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When to Water Your Greenhouse Crop

In our last blog, we wrote about how easy it is to over water BioStrate Felt. In this blog, we’ll expand on that topic of when to water your greenhouse crop, particularly when you are using Grow-Tech products. We are often asked how much/often growers should water our FlexiPlugs and...

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