Q – What is Hydroponics?
A – Hydroponics is a soilless growing method for plants using mineral nutrient solutions in water. Plants can be grown with their roots in nutrient solution only or in inert medium such as Rockwool, gravel, sand, coconut husks, and various other alternatives. There are hundreds of different variations of Hydroponics but when broken down, there are six basic kinds. They are as follows: Deep Water Culture, Ebb and Flow, Drip Systems, Aeroponics, Nutrient Film Technique, and Wick Systems.
Q – Why is Hydroponics better? How is it better? What is the quality?
A – Hydroponics is better because you have complete control of everything you give your plant; it uses 70-90% Less water than conventional gardening, there is no fertilizer runoff escapes into streams, lakes, rivers or oceans. The plant uses less energy to expand its root systems because it has no soil to offer resistance to its growth, less time and higher yield on plants that would normally have to be grown far longer in soil and bigger to achieve the same or more fruiting capacity. Using hydroponics enables you to water and feed your plants 24/7, when in a soil condition they would drown. All these benefits of hydroponics translate to a better, higher quality finished product.
Q – What is the History of Hydroponics?
A – Hydroponics has been around for a very long time, somewhere around 600 B.C. It was used for the famous Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The Mayans’ used an aquaponics system, which was a combination of Hydroponics with fish farming, which was very self sustainable and very close to the natural ecosystem. More recently, Disney’s EPCOT Center in 1982 featured different uses of Hydroponics. NASA used different Hydroponics systems on their MIR Space Station to grow food for the astronauts.
Q – What are the Practical uses for Hydroponics?
A – Anyone who would like to save on their grocery bills, grow their own herbs and spices, cut down on their environmental impact, cut down on excessive transportations costs. In British Columbia, 90% of the greenhouses are done with hydroponics for maximum efficiency. Initially your investment in a Hydroponic system may be a little higher, but it will pay off in the long run and you have the satisfaction of seeing your own food grow, saving money term, and the knowledge you are doing your part to help your environment.
Q – What is our business policy for exchanges and refunds?
A – If you don’t like your product, or want to return it for whatever reason, you may do so within 7 calendar days of the date you received your order. Returned product(s) must be in a condition that can be re sold as new, and all S/H charges are to be incurred by the customer.
-If any product(s) are defective or broken , we will replace or refund said product(s) at our own discretion within the first 90 days. Within the first 90 days, if deemed defective, we will send you a new one free of charge. We may require an accurate photograph of the item(s) in question to proceed with new items being sent to you. This does not cover misuse or abuse.
-After 90 days, if any of your items are defective we will either give you a replacement, or substitute your item will something similar of equal or greater value, or pass you along to the manufacture for their warranty.
All products that are sold with a manufacturers warranty we will do our best to assist you with tech support, warranty service or replacement products. We will do our best to help you however we can.
Q – What are our Payment Options?
A – We accept most forms of payment including: Paypal, Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Discover, JCB, email Interac money transfer, Debit, Western Union/Money Mart, money orders/bank drafts, wire transfers and cash if arranged beforehand and prepaid. If a payment needs to cleared or verified, there will be a small delay before shipping, but once cleared your order will be shipped A.S.A.P.
Q – What is the Future of Word of Mouth Hydroponics?
A – In our future we are planning a Research and Development branch that will soon include options for off grid alternatives including wind, hydro turbines, solar, low or no power consumption equipment, and more efficient LED lights. We are also looking into possible development projects that may improve the cost of living and quality of life in many communities.