Texas Growers Supply

Serving the Houston area since 1989!


media

We carry several kinds of growing media, including:

*Growstones*Oasis Cubes
*Perlite*Vermiculite
*Sure To Grow*Coconut Fiber
*Organic Soil*Rockwool
*Peat-Based Growing Media


Growstones are breakthrough, high-performance growing mediums that are 100% recycled glass and 100% American made. Their highly porous, chemical and toxin-free hydroponic growth mediums and soil aerators are engineered to deliver proper air and water balance in the roots without the danger of overwatering. They can be customized to fit a wide range of plants and climates as well as different growing systems.
Oasis Cubes: These lightweight pre-formed cubes are designed for propagation. A very popular medium for use when growing from seed or from cuttings. This product has a neutral pH and retains water very well.


Perlite: Perlite is one of the best hydroponic growing mediums around. Used by itself or as a mixture with other mediums. Perlite is commonly used with vermiculite ( a 50 - 50 mix is a very popular medium), and is also one of the major ingredients of soiless mix's. perlite has good wicking action which makes it a good choice for wick-type hydroponic systems. Perlite is also relatively inexpensive.
Vermiculite: Vermiculite is most frequently used in conjunction with perlite as the two complement each other well. Vermiculite retains moisture (about 200% - 300% by weight), and perlite doesn't so you can balance your growing medium so that it retains water and nutrients well but still supplies the roots with plenty of oxygen. A 50/50 mix of vermiculite and perlite is a very popular medium for drip type hydroponic systems as well as ebb and flow systems. Vermiculite is inexpensive.
Sure To Grow: Sure To Grow is a new innovation in growing media technology. It is an alternative to all other types of growing media and have many advantages including increased yields, quicker germination, pH neutral, and a lower incidence of molds, disease, and fungus.
Coconut Fiber: There are many advantages - it maintains a larger oxygen capacity than rockwool, yet also has superior water holding ability than rockwool which is a real advantage for hydroponic systems that have intermittent watering cycles. Coconut fiber is also high in root stimulating hormones and offers some protection against root diseases including fungus infestation. Dutch growers have found that a mixture of 50% coconut fiber and 50% expanded clay pellets is the perfect growing medium.


Helpful Links:

Choosing the Right Soilless Mix
How To Successfully Choose Growing Media