Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Hydroponic Stores

Hydroponic Stores are popping up all over the place and this is a sure indication that the whole Hydroponics industry is on the rise (not that it takes a genius to work that out anyway). The obvious plus points of this are that prices come down, availability goes up, informative professionals go up and as a result of all this your life gets easier and your yields get higher.

Forgive me for saying this next part eBay is a driving force in the world of hydroponic stores. Not only are the well-established hydroponic stores listing their products on there but smaller, independent, "cottage industry" stores are also listing their products. And guess who is cheapest? Yes, its the small guy because he doesn't have to maintain a large, well-situated shop premises.

This is a threat to the retail trade of of hydroponics equipment etc. but is a massive boost for the consumer who gets their products cheaper and quicker than relying on their local hydroponic stores to have the relevent stock in on demand.

So you have 2 options:
1. Support your local hydroponic stores
2. Look after your wallet and shop with eBay etc.

Far be it from me to tell you which buying method to go with. That's one for you to work out alone!

Happy Growing!