2014 Fall & Winter Catalog is here!

September 25, 2014

The 2014 Fall & Winter Catalog is Here

Explore over 100 new products from industry leading brands.
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To order the products you see in the 2014 Fall & Winter Catalog call us at 1-800-274-9676,
visit us in-store or purchase online at wormsway.com.

September Staff Picks

September 15, 2014

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Take a look at product favorites, hand-picked by our garden experts. Today’s picks are from Worm’s Way Missouri.

Vortex Powerfan S-LineVPS608q

Worm’s Way customers are raving about our newest inline fans from Vortex. The Vortex Powerfan S-Line offers improved energy efficiency and remarkably quiet operation, featuring a brush-less motor and double-insulated walls. Constructed with high impact-resistant polycarbonate casings, the S-Line models also include a quick and easy mounting bracket. The Vortex Powerfan S-Line backed by a 10-year warranty.

-Steve, Advanced Sales Associate, Worm’s Way Missouri

Safer EndAll Insect Killer, RTU

SEA732qFall is the time of year to prep outside plants to bring inside for the winter. Safer EndAll Insect Killer is an effective, ready-to-use spray that kills 45 different insect species in any stage of life, from egg to adult. Among the targeted pests are aphids, various beetles (including Japanese beetles), caterpillars and larvae (including gypsy moth caterpillars and tent caterpillars), harlequin bugs, leafhoppers, mealybugs, stink bugs, and whiteflies. Spray at least two times at 5 to 7 day intervals for amazing results. Want even better results? Before treating the plants remove the top inch of soil (where the majority of insect eggs are located) and replace with worm castings!

-Mary, Advanced Sales Associate,Worm’s Way Missouri

 Cyco Recovery Kit

CRK433qThis Cyco Recovery Kit contains three great products that even when used with another nutrient line can save a sick plant! The Cyco makers say “When you save a customer’s plant with the recovery kit, those results will bring them back for the rest of the line!” The first product is B1 Boost, obviously this has the B1 vitamin helping with stress. But it also has a specially formulated mix of N-P-K to aid plant development. The second product is Zyme, which produces sugars and also helps break down dead/organic plant matter! The third and final product in the kit is Dr. Repair, which treats yellowing leaves and also plant stresses using nitrogen and chelated iron! These three products together will save most plants from stresses and deficiencies. This will allow the customer to get the most out of what they are growing!

-Ben, Advanced Sales Associate, Worm’s Way Missouri

Mountain Air Carbon FiltersMCF6122q

Mountain Air Carbon Filters remove 99% of everything under 20 microns from the air in one pass. These versatile filters can remove ALL organic odors. They keep odors at bay for 36 months of use. Flanges are built in so you just need to figure the cubic feet (L x W x H) of your growing area and off you go! The CFM on these filters ranges from 265 cfm to 2300 cfm. By far the best carbon filter out there!

-Corki, Store Manager, Worm’s Way Missouri

 

Hydroponics 101 – Part Two.

September 11, 2014

For those new to hydroponics, growing media is used instead of soil. Hydroponic growing media is a soilless material that is usually porous to hold the moisture and oxygen that root systems need to grow. Growing media does not provide nutrients. Instead, it helps roots support plants’ weight and hold it up. Take a look at the most common and popular types of growing media:

  • Rockwool provides a superior air-to-water ratio, a clean start for cultivation and strong structural support for plants. Compatible with most ebb and flow and drip systems, rockwool is available in several shapes and sizes.

     

  • Grow Rocks are a reusable growing medium with serious H2O-holding power. For use in any kind of garden, they are made by superheating shale to temperatures up to 2,000 F, rendering them pH-neutral and chemically inert.

     

  • Coco is a by-product of the coconut industry and a sustainable alternative to peat moss. Coconut coir is available as preformed pots, grow cubes and mats in addition to compressed and loose- fiber formulations.

     

  • Expanded clay pellets are porous to leave plenty of room for air transport and root development while retaining moisture. This reusable clay aggregate is chemically inert with a neutral pH.

     

  • Perlite and vermiculite are other soilless growing media that can be used by themselves or in combination with other additives to create a mix for hydroponics. Vermiculite retains moisture well and perlite allows for adequate oxygenation. These are great for lightweight plants such as lettuce because they do not crush fine-stems and delicate root systems.

If you need more help figuring out what growing media is best for you and your system, let us know! We’re happy to help. Visit your local Worm’s Way today.

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New Products Now Available

August 28, 2014

Blueprint Controllers® CO2 Generator NG, CGNG-10 and LP, CGLP-10NPA_August_Blueprint
Blueprint Controllers® CO2 Generators turn natural gas (NG) or liquid propane (LP) into supplemental carbon dioxide for accelerated plant growth in enclosed spaces. Enhanced 10-burner units feature selector switches to conveniently operate two, six or all 10 brass burners, while included burner plugs allow modification of desired CO2 output on all units. Multiple integrated safety features include electronic ignition instead of open pilot flame, dual solenoid valves to restrict gas if burners do not ignite and tip-over switch to cut the gas supply if the unit is not upright. High altitude units are designed for use above 4,500 feet above sea level. Each complete unit comes with a gas regulator, 12-inch hose, power adapter, hanging hardware and three-year warranty. 

NPA_August_SJ_LodgsSecret Jardin LODGE 2.5 L90 and L120
Secret Jardin LODGE is the latest model in the Revision 2.50 line of grow tents. The LODGE tent features two stations with three separate growing areas, allowing gardeners to manage plants in different stages of development, while remaining compact for small spaces or areas with little height. Level two light proofing and 95% highly reflective Mylar lining improve light distribution and intensity. With strong equipment bars to support reflectors and carbon filters, these tents are easy and quick to assemble and have a solid, waterproof base.

Secret Jardin LODGE 2.5 L90, 36″ x 24″ x 54″
Secret Jardin LODGE 2.5 L120, 48″ x 36″ x 60″
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Mike O’Rizey Granular
Mike O’Rizey Granular is an organically certified blend of 4 types of beneficial root fungi that, when introduced into the root zone, will attach themselves to the roots and start growing. This produces feeder roots which are able to break down and efficiently absorb more water and nutrients, especially phosphorus. Mike O’ Rizey will give plants a naturally massive root system for a bountiful harvest.

 

Staff Picks

August 27, 2014

Meet RogerTake a look at product favorites, hand-picked by our garden experts. Today’s picks are from Worm’s Way Indiana Manager, Roger.

 

 

Aquaponic Gardening by Sylvia Bernstein

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Heard about aquaponics?  Imagine growing produce indoors without the use of traditional fertilizers. Instead, a reservoir filled with fish will give plants everything they need to grow and produce veggies for that next sit down dinner. Sylvia Bernstein’s book, “Aquaponic Gardening” is an amazing resource for how to start your own aquaponic system. Two years ago, I knew absolutely nothing about aquaponics. However, after reading this amazing resource, I was able to build my first system in my basement. Two years later I’ve experienced many successful grows and bountiful harvests of tilapia. Read her book and grow your own beautiful, healthy plants and happy fish!

IStaff_Picks_ionON Ballasts

The new ION ballasts offer a great, sleek design with an adjustable knob powering 1000-, 600- and 400-watt HID bulbs. The ballasts will power both metal halide and high pressure sodium bulbs. I really like these units because they offer larger heat sinks than many other models sold on the market. Larger heat sinks effectively remove more heat from the ballast’s motherboard which increases the life of the ballast.  If you’re looking to upgrade from magnetic to electronic ballasts, then the ION is what you’re looking for.
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Pioneer VIII Grow, 8 Tube Fluorescent Fixtures

The Pioneer VIII Grow, 8 Tube Fluorescent Fixtures are awesome lights for anyone who doesn’t want to deal with the heat sometimes associated with HID lights. These high-output T5 fluorescent fixtures can be purchased with either grow or bloom spectrum bulbs.  If the Pioneer 8 is too large they are also available with six and four bulbs. I personally run five of these fixtures in my indoor garden. I’ve been very successful fruiting tomatoes and peppers with these lights. Word of advice:  I personally find alternating bulbs between grow and bloom versus running either all grow or all bloom provides my plants with a fuller light spectrum. My plants often thank me by providing heavier yields. Great lights, plus you can’t beat a five-year warranty!