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General Hydroponics Flora Trio

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Icemann420

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Welcome my 420 family to my General hydroponics flora trio product review. At first glance General hydroponics is it your run-of-the-mill nutrient supplier they have an astronomical amount of product lines to suit every individuals needs from organic to a expert lineup. General hydroponics is there for you I have grown seven plants using the General hydroponics floora trio. Using micro grow and bloom with the added Cal-mag. For the basic General hydroponics nutrients not the expert lineup utilizes select extra chemicals. With the complete lineup in the expert series you cannot go wrong I feel that the armor SI is an Necessity evening running in the basic trio I’ll as it to the mix.









Over all I’m happy with the general hydroponic product line up. And I believe you would be also
 

TorturedSoul

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Over all I’m happy with the general hydroponic product line up. And I believe you would be also
I used to love General Hydroponics' products, especially their three-part Flora series. Company started by a guy that was literally a rocket scientist in the '70s (worked in the industry, at least). Was growing his own, mixing up his own nutrients (from their components, not a couple of "Hydroponics Nutrients™" jugs), and his buddy told him he ought to start selling them to other people. Went from a scientist mixing nutrients in his spare time to (eventually) selling them to NASA for use in orbit, lol. Clean and stable nutrients. Between the base and the supplements, one has the ability to tailor one's feeding to just about any plant in existence (cannabis or otherwise). Probably did more to introduce the world of cannabis growers to the concept of hydroponics than any other entity.

Fast foward, lo these many years... and the founder / former owner of General Hydroponics sold the company to... The Scotts Miracle-Gro monster. Someone was kind enough to give me a set of their three-part this year, and I have some (old) bottles of supplements from past purchases. So I'll continue to use the products until my current supply is gone. But I doubt I'll ever buy any more, and have real trouble recommending anyone else do so; I don't believe in feeding the monsters. This particular one has been (and continues) to buy up companies that have been big names in the hydroponics/cannabis industry. Which should have even those who don't care who ends up being their "masters" - S-MG has been caught knowingly selling bird feed that was full of... bird poison. It's also in bed with other huge entities that are less than friendly to the human race, like Monsanto.

Is the Hawthorne Gardening Company a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing for the Cannabis Industry? - CULTURE | MERRY JANE

General advice time: Before buying a product (any product), ask yourself this: Who profits from my custom?

I've kind of been a fan of Osmocote Plus controlled-release fertilizer, too - and they bought that company.

1993 - Bought the Grace-Sierra Horticultural Products Company (Osmocote, Metro-Mix, Banrot, Peters, etc.).
1988 - Bought Hyponex (the largest producer and marketer of organic growing media products in the US).
1997 - Bought Levington Horticulture Ltd. (the U.K.'s leading producer of consumer and professional lawn fertilizer, organics and horticultural products).
1998 - Bought EarthGro, Inc.
1998 - Bought 80% of plant breeding company Sanford Scientific, Inc.
1998 - Bought Rhône-Poulenc Jardin (continental Europe's largest consumer lawn and garden products company).
1998 - Scotts MG entered into a collaboration with the Monsanto Company ("...Under the agreement, Scotts and Monsanto agreed to share technologies, including Monsanto's extensive genetic library of plant traits and Scotts' proprietary gene gun technology...").
1999 - Closer ties with Monsanto (Roundup, Ortho, et cetera).
2005 - Bought Morning Song birdfood brand (...and procedes to kills massive amounts of birds over the next three years or so).
2015 - Realized that some people don't like the name Scotts Miracle-Gro (for some reason:rolleyes: ) and decided to form Hawthorne Gardening Company shell company in hopes of obfuscating the real ownership of its purchases.
2015 - Bought General Hydroponics.
2015 - Bought VermiCorp Organics.
2016 - Bought Gavita Horticultural Lighting.
2016 - Bought American Agritech (aka Botanicare).
2017 - Bought Can-Filters (Canadian carbon filter and fan company).
2018 - Bought Sunlight Supply, Inc.

I skipped several, BtW.
 
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Icemann420

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@TorturedSoul thanks for your input. But I was reviewing a product not the company. Let me ask you this does the product work as it should. Is the product not fairly prices. Is the product Assessable yes. All answers are yes. The general hydroponic flora treo works and works really welll. Now if I was reviewing the company then your opinions would b spot on. General general has no support for the medical marijuana community. But the benefits from our community are astronomical.
 

TorturedSoul

Member of the Month: May 2009, Oct 2010, Sept 2017
<SHRUGS> That logic would see me buying from the local fence, since his products were probably just as good as the ones in the local stores, and undeniably cheaper, too. And Hitler's concentration camps did help add to the medical(/medicinal) knowledge - so in your eyes, they were okay, too, then?

You keep buying from them corporations. We'll keep... dying from them corporations.
 
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Icemann420

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Wow you make me regret even posting thanks for killing my 420 magazine review of a product. Do what u do. And do it well just some where else please
 
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TorturedSoul

Member of the Month: May 2009, Oct 2010, Sept 2017
I apologize.

...for not being able to get through to ya. Usually, whether someone agrees with me or not, I can at least manage to get them to think about what I post. Unless I'm making a statement about Apple to an iPhone user (sometimes they act all butt-hurt - or say, "Yeah, you're right - but I don't care, because I got a great phone." Or try suggesting to Mom that she should no longer be driving. But, FANatics and little old ladies in the pre-dementia stage aside... yeah.

I posted because I thought you might be unaware of where your money was going. Now, knowing that it's more that you just don't care where your money is going... Well, other people read these threads, too - so I'd have still posted.

@TorturedSoul I just did a review on a grow light also. Do u wanna stop over and botch that one to.
Is it a Gavita, lol? No, I probably won't bother. I'll spend the time doing something more likely to give useful results - like yelling at a brick wall to move.
 
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Icemann420

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I’m 100% aware of all the wrong doing of general hydroponic I bought gallons of the stuff 2 years ago . I have to use it. But there products work. Who’s worse the guy that bought it or the guy that buys it just to throw it away. They have no customer service what so ever. Yet there dirty fingers are in everything. I believe any individual that had done proper research knows how dirty the company is. But there products work all said and done. They work dam well just to bad they don’t support our community.
 

SamSmith

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I apologize.

I posted because I thought you might be unaware of where your money was going. Now, knowing that it's more that you just don't care where your money is going... Well, other people read these threads, too - so I'd have still posted.
I get why the OP got a little upset but to me this is valuable information for the same reason that it matters to you and quite frankly I had no idea of the history there.
 

TorturedSoul

Member of the Month: May 2009, Oct 2010, Sept 2017
My intention isn't to piss anyone off. I'm not the best at... Well, I never claimed to be a "people person," lol.

But there products work.
No argument there. I used their products for years. Got some in the cupboard now, and I'll use them up and/or share them with a friend or two. Doing otherwise would be pointless, because the corporation has already received its profit from the original purchases by myself and the person who gave the rest to me. When I saw a report of a bunch of mental midgets getting mad at the French government(?) and trying to demonstrate their ire by purchasing bottles of French wine and then pouring it out, I just shook my head. I guess they were unable to comprehend the fact that those who were involved in the Boston Tea Party didn't purchase the stuff that they threw overboard after climbing aboard the ships, lol.

It's just...

to me this is valuable information for the same reason that it matters to you and quite frankly I had no idea of the history there.
THAT. Most people don't walk around with the knowledge that many corporations are owned by other corporations forefront in their mind and, therefore, don't automatically ask themselves, "Which entity ultimately profits from my purchase? And what is that entity doing with those profits?"

I'll apologize again. And this time it's for being an @sshole.

On the other hand, if I post something that p!sses 100 people off - but causes one of them to begin thinking about stuff like this... Well, that's acceptable, I suppose.