Crest/Plantpak introduction marks move towards home gardener hydroponics

The introduction of the Plantpak Hydro-Pod Indoor Garden aims to bring easy to use high tech hydroponics into the home.

Hydro-Pod incorporates two self-watering chambers which automatically water the plants. The grow medium automatically feeds the planter and as there is no soil.

The introduction was one of the trends to emerge from the Glee trade show this September.

In addition to the standard Hydro-Pod, a more sophisticated model incorporating a professional full spectrum LED plant growth light is available which integrates optimal wavelength and intensity. The auto-function grow light provides light for 16 hours and sleeps for 8 hours providing plants with the optimum growth schedule. The angled LED light can be adjusted as the plants grow. 

The Hydro-Pod Indoor Garden RRP is £39.99, the Hydro-Pod with LED Grow Light RRP is £69.99.

Meanwhile, Stewart Garden, now part of Keter, has tow new planter collections - the contemporary Knit Collection and the Cotswold Planter range.

Also new is the Raised Garden Bed, Urban Bloomer, Ivy Planter, Easy Go Breeze garden cart and 100 litre Real Barrow.

Crest managing director Nick Davies said of Crest's new FloPro products, launched at Glee: "Garden centres in particular were attracted to higher price point ranges which offer their discerning and often quite demanding customers, professional quality hoses, fittings and accessories.
"These are the sort of people who will happily invest over £100 in a hose reel and cart. We take a good,
better, best approach and the quality and breadth of the Flopro+ and Elite ranges not only satisfies the
needs of keener gardeners, they create significant incremental revenue for the retailer."

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