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 … [Read more...] about Et Tu, Hydroton? Take Three.
The announcement, "dried-up", went through the gardening industry like a sandstorm. Hydroton, the ultimate grow media for hydroponics, will soon be extinct. The mined clay aggregate was kilned exclusively in Germany. The plants involved in the process are ceasing production. Why the Outcry? What's the big deal? Several reasons: Round is sound: The circular shape of the hydroton balls allows plant's roots to grow without the undue stress of … [Read more...] about Et Tu, Hydroton?