Events

San Diego Hydro at March & Ash

Events

SD Hydro will be at San Diego’s premiere dispensary, March and Ash, on Friday, May 10th from 4-6PM! You can find us next to the CLONES 🌱and we’ll be answering any of your cannabis cultivation questions!

Seedling and IGG Giveaway

Events

We will be giving away assorted spring crop seedlings along with a copy of the Indoor Gardening Guide to all customers on March 22nd!

Fox Farm Vendor Week

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Save the date for our FoxFarm vendor week! We will be doing an Instagram raffle the week before, so be sure to follow us!

2018 Fall Customer Appreciation Sale!

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Vendors*

San Diego:

House & Garden

Hydrodynamics

Hawthorne

Organics Alive

Central Gardening

 

San Marcos:

Mad Farmer

BioBizz

Blue Lab

Twister

Dome Garden Supply

 

Lakeside:

Aurrora Innovations

Plant Success (Great White)

Growstone

Revelry

Earth Juice

Sparetime Supply

 

Chula Vista:

FoxFarm

Eye/Hortilux

Smart Pot

Xtreme Gardening

 

Oceanside:

Vital Earth

Royal Gold

Rosin Evolution

Spectrum King

 

*Subject to change

2018 Season of Giving Charity Drive

Events, Lifestyle

San Diego Hydroponics & Organics is kicking off our annual charity drive event, Season of Giving, on September 10th! We will be collecting clothing, food and toys through December 14th to donate to three outstanding local non-profit organizations – Alpha Project, San Diego Food Bank and Toys for Tots.

Bring in your clothing, food and/or toy donation anytime during our Season of Giving to a SD Hydro location. We will be donating the collected goods in time for families to enjoy them during the holiday season! Please feel free to reach out to marketing@sdhydroponics.com if you have any questions about the donation process.

2018 FarmScraper at the SD County Fair

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For the past three years SD Hydro has been asked to install, staff and manage the FarmScraper installation at the San Diego County Fair, located inside the CA Grown building. The purpose of the FarmScraper exhibit is to showcase the future of farming technology and focusing on environmentally friendly gardening practices. We look forward to this opportunity each year and we are always thinking up ways we can improve our systems and educational materials for the next year!

 

This year, the showcase of the exhibit was our vertical hydroponic system. The curved system was custom built by SD Hydro staff and is capable of growing 55 plants with a fraction of the amount of water used in traditional gardening practices. The vertical system utilizes a specific subset of hydroponics, called aeroponics, that uses mist to deliver water and nutrients to the plants roots. Aeroponic is the most water efficient out of all other hydroponic growing methods.

 

Our other hydroponic displays included a “floating” raft and Aeroflo system. All of the varieties of lettuce were donated by the Encinitas based commercial hydroponic farm, Go Green Agriculture.

Vertical aeroponic, raft system, Aeroflo

The FarmScraper once again displayed our “living wall” with around 75 hanging planters donated by Smart Pot. The living wall demonstrates how to use available space to efficiently grow food or plants in a “future” scenario where horizontal land could be scarce, especially in urban settings. We’d like to thank Olive Hill Greenhouses for donating the indoor plants that made our living walls lush and colorful. According to Olive Hill Greenhouses, indoor plants also, “…decrease the amount of indoor air pollution by reducing concentrations of formaldehyde and other volatile organic chemicals. Interiors with plants have 50% to 60% fewer airborne microorganisms and 20% less dust than interiors without plants; moreover plants are able to adjust transpiration rates, thereby stabilizing relative humidity to levels ideal for human health and comfort.”

This year we added a weekly seed planting activity as part of our exhibit. It was a huge hit! Everyone loved planting pumpkins in the biodegradable pots donated by Jiffy! We chose to start pumpkin seeds so they would be ready to harvest in late October.

Another fun addition to our exhibit was the 20 ft. interactive mural wall! Kids and grown-ups alike had a great time “leaving their mark” at the fair. Our mural was so popular we went through 4!

Special thanks to all of our sponsors!

Olive Hill Greenhouses

Sunlight Supply

GoGreen Agriculture

Crop King

Smart Pot

Jiffy

General Hydroponics

Mantis Horticulture

House & Garden

Botanicare