Welcome leafy greens growers!
We’ve put together the perfect starter bundle, or replenishing bundle for your leafy greens growing needs. The perfect blend of fertilizers, the best substrates, and the Roadmap to Growing Leafy Greens by Tyler Baras.
The bundle includes:
- 4ft. Pink Reproductive High Output Arize Lynk Gen 1.5 (2 qty.)
- Roadmap to Growing Leafy Greens and Herbs by Tyler Baras (paperback book)
- Hort Americas fertilizer (5 lbs)
- Calcium Nitrate (12.5 lbs)
- Magnesium Sulfate K+S (12.5 lbs)
- Grodan AO 36 Plugs, rockwool cubes (3 x 98 cube 10″ x 20″sheets)
- Jiffy-J7 Organic Peat Pellet 36mm (3 x 105 plug 10″x20″ trays)
- Cut Mesh Tray Kit, 10″ x 20″ (3 qty.)
- Bluelab pH pen (qty. 1)
Roadmap to Growing Leafy Greens and Herbs paperback book:
by Tyler Baras (Author), Christopher Higgins (Editor), David Kuack (Editor), Karla Garcia (Editor)
This book covers a lot of the traditional recommendations seen in hydroponic textbooks, but I’ve also included my personal experiences that have widened my perspective on the ways to grow hydroponic leafy greens. This book does not focus on the flashy stats. Instead it focuses on the challenges. I’ve seen investors get sold on the flashy stats without a full understanding of the challenges of creating and managing a profitable leafy greens farm. I’m tired of seeing small farms fail due to avoidable mistakes.
Hort Americas Hydroponic Fertilizer (9-7-37):
Hort Americas is an innovative leader in North America’s controlled environment agriculture industry (CEA). Hort Americas strives to innovate agriculture via premium technical support, professional salesmanship, unmatched customer service and outstanding products to our customers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. In our efforts to fuel progress in CEA we are proud to release Hort Americas Hydroponic Fertilizer. Hort Americas has developed this unique fertilizer in cooperation with CEA hydroponic specialists, academicians and researchers to meet the nutritional needs of crops produced by hydroponic leafy green growers.
This product is refined, coated, granular or prilled, highly soluble material consisting mainly of calcium nitrate (Ca NO3)2) with 6% ammonium nitrate (NH4NO3) and approximately 15% water of crystallization. The coating is organic and applied at a level of 0.15% (prilled) or 0.35% (granular) by weight of product. 50lb bag
Magnesium Sulfate K+S:
Magnesium sulfate (or Epsom salt) is used to correct magnesium deficiency which can be common in the hydroponic production of vegetable crops. It is perfect for use as a part of a hydroponic nutrient solution because it is a inexpensive, highly soluble and naturally occurring.
Grodan AO Plugs, rockwool cubes:
Suitable for a wide range of plants, rockwool plugs are effective in growing anything from tomatoes, lettuce, flowers and even aquatic plants. The cubes are arranged in sheets that make propagating and transplanting easy. The sheets fit nicely into a standard 10” x 20” flat. This is a clean product, no pollutants or harmful bacteria. It does not lock up or release any substances, ensuring all water and nutrients are available to the plant. It is easy to control and steer the growth of the crop to achieve higher yields than seen in soil-bound cultivation. Stone wool can be recycled (eg composting).
Jiffy-J7 Organic Peat Pellet:
J7O is a ‘container and media in one’ concept brought to the organic market. J7O pellets can be used in Raft hydroponic system, NFT operations, or any system requiring a “plug& play” format.
Cut Mesh Tray Kit:
This kit includes a tray and mesh tray, ideal for watering and draining young plants and cuttings. Heavy duty and reusable. Measures 10″ x 20″ x 2.5″
Bluelab pH pen:
Plants get their nutrient from minerals but they can only get all the right minerals they need if certain conditions are right. Think of nutrients like a lock. pH is the key. A key factor that affects food uptake is whether your solution is acid or alkaline. We measure this in pH. The Bluelab pH Pen also measures the temperature of the solution, as root health is vital to the success of a crop. Temperature affects the growth rate and structure of a plant so a solution temperature of 18 – 22˚C or 65 – 72˚F is recommended. The hand held pH pen provides a compact quick and handy way to manage the success of your crop to ensure maximum uptake of nutrients.
4ft. Pink Reproductive High Output Arize Lynk Gen 1.5:
Current, Powered by GE LED grow lights for horticultural lighting. Help your indoor farming boom with the use of ARIZE™ Lynk. A uniquely designed LED growing system that can be used in growth chambers and rooms, greenhouses, hydroponic, aquaponic and aeroponic operations, as well as vertical farms, ARIZE™ Lynk is a LED system designed to facilitate indoor farming by providing the most suitable spectrum of light. The ARIZE™ Lynk product can be easily installed and daisy changed from end to end to reduce costs and time.
Features of ARIZE™ Lynk
- Light intensity for typical indoor farming applications
- IP66 rated and UL wet rated for easy watering and cleaning
- Daisy chain end to end making installation easier
- Uniform light for even plant growth
- Operating Environment: 0°C to +40°C
- L90/36000 hours per TM-21
- 5 year limited warranty