Posts published on June 2014

Coolaroo Product Spotlight



San Diego Hydroponics & Organics is happy to offer Coolaroo Shade Fabric in 50%, 70% & 90% UV Protection and Coolaroo accessories. Shade cloth is perfect outdoor fabric. Designed to breathe, it allows cooling breezes to flow through, significantly reducing temperatures beneath. Coolaroo’s knitted construction prevents tearing and fraying and the special Coolaroo process ensures colors remain vivid for years.

Coolaroo Shade Fabric is manufactured of High Density Polyethylene which is knitted instead of woven, allowing heat and humidity to rise through fabric while reducing ambient air temperatures up to 33%. Specialized fabric is stain resistant and will not mold, mildew or fade. Ideal for shade protection over gardens, patios, decks, pergolas, and lanais. It also can be used for privacy, or a wind screens.

Coolaroo Shade Fabric is available in forest green, black, and tan. SDHydro sells Shade Fabric by the foot or in prepacked rolls of various sizes. Call any of our locations for details.


Coolaroo also offers Coolaroo Butterfly Clips and Tie Wraps to secure your Coolaroo Shade Fabric.

Terpinator Product Spotlight


Some types of plant oils have terpenoid, or compounds that contain very interesting odor molecules. Terpenoids are molecular compounds that consist of repeating units of a 5-carbon structure called isoprene. Many plants incorporate aromatic compounds that produce a plethora of odors that have been long thought to affect our physiology through odor activation (aromatherapy).

Two of these odor molecules are limonene and myrcene. These occur in a wide variety of oil producing plants, and can be described to smell like lemons and grapefruit, respectively. Many researchers have been aware of the power of odor chemistry to affect our moods, for example, many people describe a feeling of “sunny happiness” when smelling limonene. These types of compounds end up in the glands that inhabit the “skin” of plants, and can create biological affects in our bodies when ingested. For example, the plant oils in mint can cause a feeling of relaxation when taken as a cup of tea.

Terpinator has a relatively neutral PH of about 6 and should not affect your PPMs.  This product can be used from vegetating state all the way through flush.  We recommend 15 – 30 ml/Gal for the last 4-6 weeks of flowers, all the way through flush.  Terpinator has been tested at a very high concentrations with a large variety of nutrients and mediums – never with any results of burning or negative effects.  Therefore, it can be used through the entire cycle of growth without concern.



You can use Terpinator during the entire life cycle of the plant.

Vegetating phases of growth:
Add 5-10 ml per gallon of water.

Reproduction and fruit set stages of growth:
Add 10-30 ml per gallon of water.

Compatible with any brand of fertilizer products.

Red, White, & Blueberry Popsicle Recipe


You will need:

  • Sparkling Lemonade
  • Cranberry Juice
  • 1 cup Strawberries (washed & chopped)
  • 1 cup Blueberries (washed)
  • Plain or Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • Popsicle Mold
  • Popsicle Sticks

Begin by dropping enough blueberries into the mold to fill the tip of the popsicle. Using a popsicle stick, gentle press the blueberries down. Be careful not to squish the berries. Then fill with sparkling lemonade until the blueberries are covered. Freeze for 3 hours or until frozen solid.

After the lemonade and blueberries have frozen solid, remove from freezer. Spoon the chopped strawberries on top of the frozen lemonade, push down gently with a popsicle stick. Fill the mold with cranberry juice to cover strawberries. Use tin foil or plastic wrap to cover mold. Insert popsicle stick into each popsicle. Place back in freezer for 3 hours or until frozen solid.

Once the second layer has frozen, remove from freezer. Take off tin foil or plastic wrap and spoon Greek yogurt around the base of the popsicle stick. Replace in freezer. Popsicles will be ready to eat in 3 hours.