Latest Hydroponics News
2 Jul 2013, 14:583CH to Hit the Road This Summer!!!
This summer the staff at 3CH’s Southampton hydroponics store will be hitting the road and visiting various festivals. Being Hot Heads over in Eastleigh, the first festival in their diary was the Great Dorset Chilli Festival.
The Great Dorset Chilli Festival is a full weekend’s worth of events taking place in the picturesque settings of St Giles Park in the beautiful countryside of Dorset over Sat/Sun 3rd & 4th August. With a whole variety of exhibitors ranging from chilli growers to various chilli inspired foods, we are very pleased to be able to bring Hydroponics to this year’s festival.
Our stand will be well worth a visit with a whole host of information on offer, chillies growing, working hydroponics systems in action and friendly advice from the 3CH team. Whether you’re into growing chillies, spicy food, hydroponics information or just having a fun-filled time in rural Dorset, the Great Dorset Chilli Festival will be well worth visiting, and why not come by and say ‘Hi!’ to our friendly staff.
For more information visit the Great Dorset Chilli Festival on:-
They are also on Facebook (Great Dorset Chilli Festival) and on Twitter (@grtdorsetchilli) so please join them for updates and chat. Alternatively visit the 3CH Southampton hydroponics shop where Henchetie Herbie and the gang will be only too happy to discuss all things chilli-related.
15 Jun 2013, 13:09Freshen Up Your Carbon Filter with a Polar Air Pre-Filter Sleeve!
Here is yet another great innovation from 3CH – the Home of Hydroponics Solutions!
This time we present an exclusive-to-3CH solution to your used and dirty carbon filter sleeve –pop in to a 3CH Hydroponics store a purchase a Polar Air Pre-Filter Sleeve.
These filter sleeves fit all sizes of both Polar Air and Rhino carbon air filters stocked here at 3CH.
Filter sleeves should be changed every three to six months to ensure the clogging of the sleeve with dirt, dust and moisture doesn’t adversely affect the performance of your carbon filter. Rather than waste our customers' precious time ordering-in replacement filter sleeves like at other hydroponics shops, we at 3CH feel that we should have stocks of filter sleeves ready to purchase on the day of your visit. So we have acted, and the result is the acquisition of exclusive rights to sell this top quality replacement carbon filter sleeve – the Polar Air Pre-Filter Sleeve.
By purchasing a Polar Air Pre-Filter Sleeve you will be preserving the effective life of your carbon air filter. The pre-filter sleeve will collect dust and moisture and prevent these passing into the main body of the filter where the carbon is at work removing unwanted odours from your extraction system. Every carbon air filter will benefit from the addition of a Polar Air Pre-Filter Sleeve.
And even better than the performance of the Polar Air Pre-Filter Sleeve is the price. Once again, 3CH has dealt directly with the manufacturer to ensure we get the very best deals for our valued customers. Ranging from £4.00 for the smallest 100/200mm filter sleeve to only £9.50 for the 315/600mm filter sleeve, the Polar Air Pre-Filter Sleeve will potentially vastly improve and preserve the performance of your carbon air filter for a very small outlay. Polar Air Pre-Filter Sleeves come in a plastic tube to keep them clean and dust-free until you are ready to use them, so why not buy a Polar Air Pre-Filter Sleeve with every carbon air filter you buy so you have a spare pre-filter sleeve ready-and-waiting in your grow room!
So the message is simple when you next pick up your hydroponics essentials here at 3CH:
To Scrub your Air Today
The Polar Air Way
Be Sure Not to Leave
Without a Pre-Filter Sleeve!
28 May 2013, 13:38Hydroponics Display is Highlight at Chelsea Flower Show!
As all keen gardeners are aware, the Chelsea Flower Show is one of the most prestigious events in the horticuluralist's year. This year marked the 100th Anniversary of ths show.
This year has been as spectacular as ever, with amazing displays and jaw-droppng innovations. We here at 3CH Hydroponics were especially excited by Suttons Seeds' 'The Secret Garden of Past and Present' exhibit.
And why were we so excited? Well, the exhibit was put together using hydroponics technology, with many of the plants being grown at Paignton Zoo's state-of-the-art hydroponics garden. Many congratulations to all involved. Don't miss out - get involved with hydroponics gardening today. It really is the future of gardenng!
28 May 2013, 11:17Hesi ClonFix - a new alternative to Clonex!
Hesi ClonFix is a brand new product stocked here at 3CH, and customer feedback has so far been superb. As we know, growing from cuttings is best way to ensure perfect genetics transfer from one plant generation to the next, as long as you have the right tools for the job and the right rooting hormone to hand. This new rooting hormone product from the resepected Hesi family is taking the country and hydroponics growing world by storm!!! Clonex has been a product leader for many years, but this little bottle of Hesi Cloning Power seems to be giving it a run for its money. Clonex or ClonFix...you decide!
Hesi CLONFIX available in 50ml or 100ml sizes.
14 May 2013, 18:573CH Sittingbourne - Kent's Newest hydroponics grow shop
Kent's Newest grow shop is here.
New 3CH shop opened on Wednesday 8th May at 10:00am. It has a wide range of grow tents and items to view.
Trinity Trading Estate,
Kent ME10 2PG
Tel: 01795 437387
Opening Times for 3CH Sittingbourne:
Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays 10am to 4pm
Find your 3CH favourites today
9 Apr 2013, 12:35Southampton Hydroponics Shop Open Now!
3CH is pleased to announce the opening on Tues 9 April 2013 of our Hampshire Hydroponics Shop.
Hydroponics Shop in Eastleigh, Hampshire
Moon River Pines,
Fir Tree Lane,
Tel: 02380 692405
3 Counties Hydroponics Eastleigh
Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm
Come along and meet Captain Hench T Herbie and his crew today!
4 Apr 2013, 11:22Red Spectrum T5 Bulbs Now in Stock
Great news for fans of 2" T5 Lighting Units!
3CH Hydroponics Shops are now stocking 2" Red Spectrum 24w T5 bulbs...only £7.00 each.
So if you want to use your T5 lighting to provide yout plants with flowering-friendly red spectrum light, head down to your local 3CH Hydroponics Shop and buy your Red Spectrum 24w T5 bulbs today!
3 Apr 2013, 09:11Orchid Products Coming Soon to 3CH shops!
Great news for Orchid Enthusiasts!
3CH will soon be stocking a wide range of orchid products in our St Albans Hydroponics Shop as well as here on the website and in our eBay shop.
Orchid Pots now available at 3CH St Albans and in our eBay shop!
These products are great for anyone who has received or given an orchid as a gift this year. Orchis have been tremendously popular this year, selling at supermarkets as well as garden centres, so keep your orchids healthy with Orchid Focus Grow and Bloom, as well as specially designed Orchid Pots and Saucers from Growth Technology.
For the orchid experts out there or novices we also have a wide range of artificial plant lighting to ensure orchids thrive and flower all year round. 3CH is the place to come if you want to grow wonderful pretty flowers anywhere!
30 Mar 2013, 15:03Sunday Only Special Offers Coming Soon
Special offers that are giving you an extra hand with the daily essentials at a discounted price limited for one day only!
Every Sunday = A different special offer just for 3CH customers!
This Week is......
1 Litre Measuring Jug. Knocked down from £2 to £1.50.
Raising Back to £2 on the Monday morning at 9.30am.
20 Mar 2013, 12:45New Grow Cube PRO Tents - The Professional's Choice
Here at 3CH, the UK's leading supplier of innovative hydroponics products, we are proud to announce that the Grow Cube PRO Tent range is now in stock, now expanded to include new sizes PRO202, PRO241 and PRO362.
First off, let us introduce the the Grow Cube PRO202...
This superbly designed grow tent is a genuine cube in shape: 2M x 2M x 2M. Yes, it's the real thing all right...with compartments designed to hold HID lighting ballasts and a convenient upward-rolling door that eliminates the constant battles with loose tent material when you need to get to your plants. On top of that it has a unique modular construction to ensure greater strength.
It seems those hydroponics boffins at Grow Cube have done it again! And remember...at present, only 3CH shops have the rights to sell Grow Cube tents. Come to 3CH for all the latest innovations in hydroponics technology...and always at the very best prices.
11 Mar 2013, 17:00Blast Away Bad Smells Today!
3CH Hydroponics is now stocking Blast Air Fresheners in all our grow shops, as well as for sale online from this site.
A wider range of scents are avaliable in the shops...pop into a 3CH hydroponics shop in London and the South East to check out Fruits of the Forest, Berry Blast, Cool, Fresh and everyone's favourite... Bubblegum!
24 Jan 2013, 12:41Snow doesnt stop 3CH....
Please bear with us while this dreaded white stuff is around us while we get stock to your favourite hydroponic grow shops :-)
Luckily we have not been affected too badly but please call to check stock avaliability.
17 Jan 2013, 22:26An Introduction to Hydroponics for Plant Heritage
Tonight Amy from our Saint Albans Grow Shop gave a talk to the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire section of the Plant Heritage Society on an “An Introduction to Hydroponics”
They were very brave to venture out under the threat of snow to come listen to her talk and they were very welcoming and we hope they enjoyed themselves.
Plant Heritage is the world’s leading garden plant conservation charity. Formerly known as the National Council for the Conservation of Plants & Gardens (NCCPG), Plant Heritage brings together the talents of botanists, horticulturalists and conservationists and the dedication of keen amateur and professional gardeners.
Their mission is to encourage the conservation of cultivated plants in the British Isles, supporting and publishing research into these plants, their origins, their historical and cultural importance and their environments, and helping to educate the public in the importance of cultivated plant conservation.
A massive thank you to the Plant Heritage society for having her and thank you to indoor growers who already shopped with 3CH who turned up! Was a massive boost!
Please contact me below for more information or the NCCPG themselves at http://www.nccpg.com/
If any other schools, gardening organisations and charities would like to have a talk on hydroponics then please contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
15 Jan 2013, 11:25Using Coco? Build Better Roots using Coco Grow Blocks!
These Coco Grow Blocks from Jiffy are great for getting a healthy rootzone established before growing in coco.
Individual Coco Grow Blocks are 50p here at 3CH. A box of 92 Coco Grow Blocks is only £29!
Another great product at an unbeatable price at 3CH - Home of Hydroponics Value!
7 Jan 2013, 09:43Herts & Beds Plant Heritage: Hydroponics Evening
Herts & Beds Group Presents
Amy and her colleague run a very new hydroponics
store in St Albans. They will introduce a whole new
way of growing and propagating plants.
Thursday 17th Jan 2013
St Michael’s Street, St Albans
Everyone welcome – free for Members,
£3 for non-members
Refreshments will be available
Plant Heritage (NCCPG) is a registered Charity
Unit 52, Robert Cort Ind Est
Britten Road, Reading
Berkshire RG2 0AU
Tel. 01189 874758
The Lodge, 113 Invicta Road
Kent DA2 6AY
Tel. 01322 273444
Unit 11, Olds Close
Herts WD18 9RU
Tel. 01923 774486
Unit 12, Yew Tree Ind Est
Maidstone ME20 7ET
Tel: 01622 790456
Unit 10 Woodley Yard
Chertsey Bridge Road
Surrey KT16 8LF
Tel: 01932 562174
Unit 13, Chiltern Business Centre
Oxford OX4 6NG
Tel: 01865 771747
Unit 9, Galley Hill Yard
Essex EN9 2AG
Tel: 01992 652301
Unit 2, Hedley Avenue
Essex RM20 4EL
Tel: 01375 373476
Unit 7, City Business Park
Kent CT1 1DX
Tel: 01227 766113
Unit 2, Evett Close
Bucks HP20 1DW
Tel: 01296 489168
Unit 5, 222 London Road
Herts AL1 1PN
Tel: 01727 895722
921 Yeovil Road
Slough Trading Estate
Berkshire SL1 4NH
Tel: 01753 526571
Moon River Pines
Fir Tree Lane
Fair Oak, Eastleigh
Hampshire, SO50 7DE
Tel: 02380 692405
12 Cranley Parade
London SE9 4DZ
Tel: 0208 857 99 91
Wycombe Industrial Mall
West End Street
Bucks HP11 2QY
Tel: 01494 444830
Kent ME7 5TY
Tel: 01634 577452
Trinity Trading Estate
Kent ME10 2PG
Tel: 01795 437387