For more than 28 years, Organic Earth is the trusted address for the hobby grower with a predilection for the cannabis plant. You can go there for cultivation equipment and cannabis seeds.
Organic Earth’s transformation
Organic Earth’s physical store has been located at Brusselsestraat 83 in Maastricht since October 1992.
It is a narrow, elongated building and the first floor is partly used as an office and partly as a showroom. The ground floor is where we set up the store with the items that we also have for sale directly. In recent years it has become apparent that it is impossible for our small shop to have everything in the field of cannabis cultivation directly in stock. The variety of products that can be used in cannabis cultivation is enormous and the race with internet stores that say they do have everything in stock is impossible for us.
Renewed product range
We therefore decided, at the beginning of 2020, to drastically adjust our offer. It took some time to get our stock in order and after all “shop daughters” had left the store, we could focus on the presentation of our range.
Over the years, the interior of the store has been adapted several times and moved the furniture to different places. Always with the same natural look with cork and wood.
These times of the Internet and of the imminent legalization of cannabis cultivation, require a new look at the “grow shop” phenomenon. In our store you can still buy a small grow room with everything you need for growing your own plants; in our shop, for example, you can find an electronic transformer for controlling a high-pressure sodium lamp or carbon filters for filtering unpleasant odors. You can also contact us for the replacement of a lamp, an upgrade to LED or for a pH meter.
Three important pillars
But our specialties are now receiving full attention.
In the first place, of course, our renewed seed range; You will find a variety of seeds in our collection, mainly from American genetics, but also regional breeders who are committed to improving flavor profiles in Europe. We will continue to strive to offer unique and surprising genetics in our store and webshop.
Second, there are the nutrients. Every grower has their own preferences when it comes to the choice for fertilizers. In our shop we have chosen the range of old skool CANNA, the naturals from Plagron, boosters from Aptus, the entire line of Biotabs, Elite91 and soon a new line of natural boosters.
Some are used to applying other feeding to their plants. Of course we can also obtain most other fertilizers: when ordering a fertilizer that we do not have in stock, please allow at least three days before we have it in stock.
Last but not least, we now have various predator insects in stock that can be used immediately to suppress a pest such as spider mites or thrips. Control with the help of natural enemies is the only correct way to eliminate harmful insects. Every week we get a fresh batch of predatory mites and other natural born killers to help in the war against pests that are in or on your plant.
To propagate the new vision
In order to put all these fields in the spotlight, it was time for a major change in the store: we moved around a lot with the available store elements, broke down a few things and gave everything a fresh, new color. The store has been given a completely different look and the customer has a better idea of what we are actually selling. At a glance you can view our seed menu that we present on the wall.
Behind the counter, all our fertilizers are neatly arranged so that everyone can choose which food for the plants he or she wants to use. The refrigerator with fresh natural enemies is on the counter, directly in sight, so no one can forget about them. And on the shelves we have a constantly changing presentation of our specials: usually seeds or breeders that deserve some extra attention.
The store has had a complete make-over and you are welcome to visit us. Even if it is only to take a look and, as a hobby grower, get inspired by the fresh, honest and simple way of life that we strive for in Organic Earth.
At this moment, it looks like we will be able to open on Wednesday, the 10th of February. Let’s hope that the corona lockdown will last no longer, but to give everyone an idea of our new interior and to show what we are doing during this lockdown, here are a few pictures from the renovation.