Hydroton’s farewell ride into the 1000 watt-enhanced sunset has been lamented and documented in the last several weeks on Dig It. The round clay pebble that comforts plants’s roots will vanish before the end of the year.
Numerous companies are jumping on the hydroponic campaign trail to champion their aggregate as the next hydroton. Marketing for the next great media carries some semblance to political persuasion.
So much fuss over round clay.
Our last contender is the closest to hydroton in both shape, performance, and appearance. May we introduce Gold Label HydroCorn.
Long Lost Twin?
Eerily similar, right? Hydrocorn works like hydroton in numerous ways:
- It’s unique shape is ideal for plant roots and beneficial bacteria.
- It is ph neutral.
- The porous structure allows for holding water and nutrients.
- The price is comparable or the same as hydroton.
- It can be reused indefinitely as long as strict cleaning standards are applied between growing cycles.
Hydrocorn’s environmental standards rank high. It is baked in an open furnace with clean fuels. This method eliminates any heavy metals or other unsavory contaminates.
Plus, it is the only clay media with an RHP certificate for horticultural quality.
Let us know what you think:
Of all the hydroton substitutes we’ve discussed, which one works best for you and why?