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Stephen Brookes

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£17,300raised of £20,000 target by 10 supporters

Weʼre raising £20,000 to analyse and test hydroponics products for harmful plant growth regulators.

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People should have the right to use products for consumable crops, in the knowledge that what they use does not contain potentially carcinogenic chemicals.

The UK hydroponics industry has no regulatory body to minimise the risk of gardeners using potentially harmful products.

The NPK Live podcast proposes to evaluate the products and report the findings publicly for gardeners to make informed decisions on what they use.

We propose that the nutrient manufacturers put money towards their products for an independent lab to analyse and report the results. The companies that can't afford to donate or are unwilling, we will ask wholesalers and end consumers to put money towards the testing of the products.

The goal is to analyse and test all products for harmful Plant Growth Regulators (PGRS) with a view to educating the end consumers to make conscientious decisions.


1) The nutrient companies will not be allowed to send their products for testing. Instead the sample will be taken from a random stockist around the country and sent to the analytical lab.

2) This is a not-for-profit exercise. Any money donated will be spent on product analysis and receipts for the analysis/postage/product will be scanned and posted online.

We're open to ideas and thoughts on this approach to help design a better test or to put contingencies in place to make the project more transparent and open.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you for donating if you wish to support our project.

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  • Plant Magic

    Plant Magic

    Jul 22, 2019

    Good work guys. All the best from the crew at Plant Magic


  • Atami UK / Wilma's Lawn & Garden

    Atami UK / Wilma's Lawn & Garden

    Jul 11, 2019

    Keep up the good work guys. Happy to support :) All the best from the Atami UK / Wilma's Lawn & Garden Team


  • Shogun Fertilisers - Dr. Callie Seaman

    Shogun Fertilisers - Dr. Callie Seaman

    May 7, 2019

    Great to see transparency in the industry and real education.:) Give me a shout if anybody wants the analytical methodology explaining.


  • All the "crew" at Highlight Horticulture

    All the "crew" at Highlight Horticulture

    May 1, 2019

    Once again the guys at NPK are blazing a trail through the Hydro industry, getting to the bottom of who is putting those nasty PGR'S into their products is a worthy cause, you have our full support!


  • Anonymous


    Apr 30, 2019

    Well done to the crew at NPK


  • VitaLink Nutrients & Additives

    VitaLink Nutrients & Additives

    Apr 26, 2019

    Good luck on your mission guys, it's important work! Here's a little something to help test a selection of VitaLink products - we're confident you wont find any nasties in there!


  • Paul Moonshine

    Paul Moonshine

    Apr 18, 2019

    Hats off to NPK for this. We are what we eat, know what’s in your pot😉

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Understanding what's in the products we use to grow plants, allows us to make conscientious decisions on whether we want to include them or not. This project will help educate the end consumer and allow them to make the best decision for them as an indivdiual.

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