So I’m testing out a new grow media. Let me call it Aquagrowlite for now.
Anyway, it is a light weight media That I have been testing out for only a short time now, However, washing a truck load of it is faster than washing a truck load of river rock of the same size and hauling it is definitely easier on the body.
Having never personally used Hydroton I can’t really compare but so far we think we like the Aquagrowlite and will be getting more here in the near future.
If anyone else in central Florida things they want a load, let me know so the next time I hitch up the dump trailer I can see about delivering it to you as well. Just beware that scheduling for delivery will be the trickiest part since I can’t always get access to the trailer when I’m available to do the delivery so leave extra time for scheduling.
The Aquagrowlite costs more per ton than the 1/2″ brown river rock but it is also lighter weight and around Central Florida it will cost less than products that have to be shipped in by the pallet load (like clay balls.) The price varies as will delivery costs so contact me for a quote since the price will depend on your location as well as the current costs for the media. The Aquagrowlite requires rinsing as do all media in my opinion. Our standard washing procedures are to use some plastic mesh plant baskets and some bins with water (set them up at the correct height so swishing takes place without bending, this will save your back) and swish in a bin then in the next bin then place media in the grow bed.