First time grower choosing systems

Hi there.

The other day I went down to your shop and had a look around and liked what I saw.
I am deciding to buy one of your hydro kits but because I’m a first time grower I am not sure which one to buy. I don’t have that much money right now so I am only getting the basics. These are the systems I was looking at buying;

the satellite System with the 6 cell and all the equipment for $175

the automatic system with the smart valve and the 6 pots and 3 trays for $250

to start off I’m growing by using the sun but maybe in 1month I’ ll be getting some lights and probably move the plants into my room or closet which of the 3 systems do u recon is the best for me?????

Response by Scott

Great to hear. No problem starting off on a budget. Starting somewhere is a good idea.

> the satellite System with the 6 cell and all the equipment for $175

Good, easy beginner system, moderate cost.

> the automatic system with the smart valve and the 6 pots and 3 trays for $250

Good system, very easy, moderate cost.

> the aeroponics system kit for $145

Advanced system, fairly easy, can confuse first time growers a little bit. Generally the increase in performance keeps people interested who like to really be involved with their growing.

Try this also:
6x 300mm Pots, with Saucers, Nutrients, Perlite, Instructions, for $100

You water with nutrient until Perlite is moist, and then add nutrient to the saucers until full. When Perlite and Saucers are dry, do this again. Very Easy. More inexpensive, if that helps. Might get you into the lights and so on earlier…

Impossible to say which is easiest or suits you best. All systems suit different people, and that is why they were invented by someone at some time, and why there is so many systems.

The System should suit how you want to take care of it.

The automatic system is fill and forget. Check tank every week. Easy

Satellite system, refill tank twice a week with water, dump tank every 7-10 days. More performance, by 25-50%

Aeroponics, check daily, adjust timing, refill with water, dump tank every 7 days.

Perlite in Pots, check every 2 or 3 days, water with nutrient most times, flush pots with plain water each month.

Does this help? If not let me know

Unfortunately, it really is a decision on what you feel is best for YOU.

You have to take care of it. You get the rewards too!!!!!

Happy Growing

Scott