Smart Gro – Straight Blade Trimming Scissors
- Suitable as bonsai trimming scissors
- Excellent for extended use
- Suitable for trimming all type of plants and vegetables
- High-Quality Stainless Steel Blades
- Right or Left-Hand use
- professional Retail Packaging
- Long Life Span
- Low Cost
A set of scissors designed especially for trimming!
These are the best scissors we have come across – Razor sharp and sprung loaded handles which open after each cut which makes the job a lot easier!
Simply remove from packaging and use.
Available with either straight or curved blades Smartgro scissors are essential to all growers
Always keep out of reach of children.
Conversions: 1 Teaspoon = 5mL | 1 Tablespoon = 15 mL | 1 Ounce = 30mL | 1 Cup = 240 mL
Trimming and Training for Bigger Flowers & Fruits
Pruning hydroponic plants is a virtually free and highly effective way to get more flowers and fruits from your crop, whether growing in hydroponics greenhouses, organic gardens and especially indoors growing under lights. Pruning hydroponic plants is especially important because growth can be so much faster and more pronounced; if you don’t stay on top of it, growth rates can get away on you, creating a jungle that’s much harder to manage. If growing indoors under lights, whether in soil or hydroponics, pruning is essential to ensure plants can make good use of the artificial lighting that is available to them.
Artificial light intensity from grow light sources like HPS, MH, T-5s and LEDs drops very quickly with the distance it travels and does not penetrate dense plant canopies like natural sunlight can. It’s important to have the right number of branches and to make sure big water leaves aren’t shading the productive parts of the plant when growing indoors under lights. In greenhouses, an overly dense plant canopy hold lots of moisture, and for fruits like tomatoes or cucumbers, high humidity contributes to blossom end rot. If not managed, plant diseases or poor production could result. Flowers fall off before fruits can form, and excessive humidity also promotes issues with calcium in the crop. Further excessive branching creates stretchy and weak plants with smaller fruits and flowers that are more prone to insect or diseases issues.
The benefits of pruning:
- Allows more light to reach productive areas of the plant
- Opens up the canopy for better air exchange, ie oxygen out, carbon dioxide in
- Lowers humidity within developed plant canopy, water vapour can escape freely.
- More energy can be channelled by the plant into selected numbers of fruits or flowers for larger yields and better quality
- Light is distributed more evenly through plant canopy, i.e the top doesn’t get all the light while the bottom is shaded
- Dense plant canopies with little air flow favour insects that can infest and harm crops
- Reduces incidence of moisture pooling on foliage, fruits or flowers which lead to crop diseases
What About Training or Staking Plants?
When pruning hydroponic plants, yields and crop health may also be further improved with staking or training plants. Plants being grown for high yields can develop a tremendous amount of weight relative to the branches that support it all. While good air movement helps keep plant growth sturdier, it’s usually a good idea to provide support to plants that will finish more than a two feet tall, as a rule of thumb. For stout bushes, simple tomato cages, whether DIY or store bought are effective and easy. After about four feet of crop height, most store-bought cages won’t do the job, and growers may DIY their own cages or as in the case of professional greenhouse growers, trellis the plants with twine and clips.
“Could be slightly lighter if you using those for long, but as to quality, those are absolutely awesome, they just keep going”
“I bought it to trim bouquets of flowers. These are the same as my simple kitchen scissors. For sure heavy duty scissors do the job faster and easier comparing to this floral ones.”
“Very happy with these pruning snippers. They are ideal especially when you want to cut a leaf or flower away & they are surrounded. They are ideal & the locking part is so easy to do with one hand. Definitely recommend.“
About Smart Gro
Guard ‘n’ Aid is a brand by 1 of the UK’s largest hydroponic suppliers; Nutriculture.
Smart Gro is a range of products designed to help with the growth and care of your plants.
From the Nutriculture website:
Designed by pioneers
Nutriculture’s founder, Dr John Molyneux is the father of British hydroponics. He was the first to design and manufacture hobby hydroponic systems for use by home-growers.
John was studying for a PhD at Liverpool University, England in the early 1970s when he conducted extensive trials on the effects of growing without soil to give roots optimum access to oxygen, water and nutrients – he was impressed by the huge yields produced.
He perfected the complex commercial hydroponic set-ups and down-scaled them to make them suitable for home use.
He completed his doctorate and dedicated his career to bringing the benefits of the then-fledgeling science of hydroponics to the hobby grower…..
With a heritage like this, it should be no surprise that Nutriculture hydroponic systems are the market leader in Britain.
Rooted in Plant Science
It’s all about the roots. Give roots a great balance of water, nutrients and oxygen and they’ll grow faster, stronger, healthier and produce bigger yields.
Our botanists, horticulturalists and plant geneticists start every product design project with this plant science in mind.
Tested with Rigor
Our testing processes are famously rigorous. Whatever the hydroponic technique we’re developing a system for – we test and develop until we are satisfied the system optimises the potential of that technique.
Every product is extensively trialled in controlled conditions at our trials complex in England and in the real-world amongst a community of growers from beginner to advanced gardener, in a range of growing situations.