DuneCraft is proud to introduce the one, true, professional hydro-system, the all-in-one, self-contained kit! DuneCraft’s Hydro-Dome is a true hydroponic system and includes a Hydro-Pump, which consists of the pump, air line, and diffuser stone. Unlike most hobbyist offerings, which are merely a capillary wick system, DuneCraft offers true hydroponic gardening on a small scale with a flood plain and bubbler system. DuneCraft’s all inclusive, professional Hydro-Dome includes a greenhouse with a hydroponic tray, two-part nutrients, net pots, rock-wool seeds, and comprehensive instructions. Your young gardener will learn a lot with this innovative product. He or she will learn how to grow more beautiful and lush plants faster with the Hydro-Dome. The actual product dimensions of the Hydro-Dome are 8” diameter by 7” high. The taproot is exposed to nutrients. Plants with ample oxygen in the root system also absorb nutrients faster. The extra oxygen in the hydroponic growing media helps to stimulate root growth. The hydroponic plant requires very little energy to find and break down food. Today, hydroponics is popular not just as a way to produce larger, healthier, and more flavorful foods on a large scale, but also as a household hobby. Hydroponics has proved to have several advantages over soil gardening. The growth rate on a hydroponic plant is 30-50% faster than a soil plant, grown under the same conditions. The yield of the plant is also greater! Hydroponics is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil. Hydroponic gardening also offers several benefits to the environment. Hydroponic gardening uses considerably less water than soil gardening, because of the constant reuse of the nutrient solution. Liberated from their search for food, hydroponic plants grow up to 50% faster than soil plants. Hydroponic systems are also being implemented in developing nations, as they are a way to quickly produce food with less water. Learn how to make your own hydroponic nutrient solution and what it takes to make plants thrive in a hydroponic system.
How DuneCraft is a Green Company
DuneCraft employs a multiple-pronged approach to being as green a company as it can be. It starts at the foundation. The company purchased and renovated an existing manufacturing facility in an impoverished area of the city rather than building a new one in a suburb. This has a much better impact on the environment for a number of reasons from requiring less new materials to smaller drive times for employees. Internally, the company recycles tons of corrugated cardboard. The products are made in the USA, which is inherently a greener way to do things- less transportation, exploitation, and waste. DuneCraft has also partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation and donates a portion of the proceeds from the Grow Your Own Tree line to the foundation who has planted thousands of trees as a result. DuneCraft uses the greener material in their products whenever possible. For example, corn cups that are biodegradable are used in all science fair and classroom kits. Germination bags used in the Tree and boxed starter sets also use germination bags that are made from corn. Recycled content is used whenever possible in the injection molded terrariums and the company uses only aqueous coatings versus environmentally damaging UV varnish. Most of DuneCraft’s products are green in that they are themed terrariums and sprouting kits and teaching the art of nurturing plants. Some products are especially green. The Grow Your Own Tree line is the ultimate green product. A tree is grown in a biodegradable coconut coir pot, sprouted with a germination bag made from corn, and 5% of the sales price is donated to the Arbor Day Foundation to plant trees! The Desert Biodome and Classroom Kits teach water conservation and many other important lessons. Learning to grow your own food and about sustainability is a fascinating hobby for millions of Americans, and our Edible offerings in the Sprout n’ Grow Greenhouses are an excellent introduction into or continuation of that!