Meet Ian, our new National Sales Rep. He’s hit the pavement running this week as he shares the love in Central California about our new GS-3 Coco Mix! We’ll be following him on Facebook in and out of hydro stores. Make sure you cheer him on here.
Want to get to know him better? Here’s our exclusive interview with him and why he loves Growstone so much.
OK, Ian, please state your whole name for the record.
Unless you live somewhere tropical, it’s time to winterize your garden. This usually looks like constructing plastic row covers so you can grow some hardy cabbage and allow that very last pumpkin to get just a little bigger. It’s also time to plant your garlic for early harvest in the spring.
There is one more aspect of winterizing your garden that you may not have thought about: container gardens. When grown on your front porch, they just might hang on a little longer since they are out of the elements, but we all know that your potted herb garden’s time is running out. Growstone is based in Albuquerque, and while it’s warm enough in the afternoons for our containers to still be waxing green, most of us have taken in our containers for the winter.
p>Why do you love Growstone? It probably has something to do with our supreme aeration abilities, the fact that our aggregates are non-toxic and chemical free, and even better, we continually outperform all the other growing mediums on the market.
The other side of Growstone is also our sustainability story. We make no secret about it – our manufacturing plant is located in the middle of a landfill. We take trash (in this case, discarded glass bottles) and turn it into growing treasure.
Growstone has rethought how to approach growing mediums. Unlike perlite or diatomaceous earth, our products are not the results of strip mines. We appreciate other companies and products that originate from recycled materials, and here are some our favorites:
Today, more and more growers across the country are finding real benefits in using soilless mixes which combine high quality media with complementary physical characteristics. We agree.
Growstone designed an amazingly balanced, ready to use and sustainable and environmentally-conscious blend, GS-3 Coco Mix.
GS-3 coco mix combines the high porosity of Growstones with the great water holding capacity and biological benefits of high quality buffered coco coir and redwood fiber, topped with a high concentration of Mycorrhizae. The mix was also designed with ideal pH levels in mind.
The synergies created are undeniable.
Some of you may have the shared experience spending time with your mom in the dirt — weeding, planting, and digging holes. If you are an indoor grower or a soil lover, that kind of passion should be passed on. Studies have shown that each upcoming generation cares more about how their food is grown than the last, yet number of people actually growing food has dropped dramatically.
Growstone was a hit at the Independent Garden Center Show (IGC) in Chicago.
Here’s Chris Beytes from Grower Talks on Growstone, “It holds just the right amount of water for your plants. Mix it in your potting soil or your garden beds and you get perfect growing conditions.
Here’s where the magic begins! Behold the landfill where glass become Growstones. Remember, more recycling you do, the more Growstones we make.
Aren’t critics of genetically engineered food anti-science? Isn’t the debate over GMOs (genetically modified organisms) a spat between emotional but ignorant activists on one hand and rational GM-supporting scientists on the other?
A new report released, “GMO Myths and Truths”, challenges these claims. The report presents a large body of peer-reviewed scientific and other authoritative evidence of the hazards to health and the environment posed by genetically engineered crops and organisms (GMOs).
The gardening season is well on its way -marked by longer days and warmer weather. Birds and butterflies have filled the skies and the flowers are bursting.
Greenhouses are packed. And gardeners all across the country are looking for new varieties to grow and tips to make their plants healthier, happier, and more productive.
Container gardening is a quick and easy alternative, and can be a perfect choice for patios, balconies, and small yards. Here is Growstone’s unofficial guide to a long and prosperous relationship with your container garden:
As America inches towards an economic recovery, one thing is clear: green business is way ahead of the pack.
According to a new report by Green America, across the economy, green industries are showing much faster growth than their conventional counterparts. The study pulled together cross-industry data to look at what the explosive growth of the green segment means for small businesses. Using over 120,000 data points and survey responses from 1,300 businesses around the county, it found that green sectors are increasingly grabbing market share from non-green industries.