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Posted on Wed, Jun 26, 2013 : 10:14 a.m.

Indoor gardening supply store opens on Ann Arbor's Jackson Road

By Lizzy Alfs

An indoor gardening supply store with seven locations in Michigan opened its first Ann Arbor store in April, Concentrate Media reports.


Cultivation Station opened on Jackson Road in Ann Arbor in April.

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Cultivation Station opened at 2734 Jackson Road in the Arbor West Centre, just west of Interstate 94. Other tenants in the center include Super Suds Coin Laundry, Snips Haircare, Dog-O-Mat 2 and Michael’s Estate Jewelry Buyers.

According to Cultivation Station’s website, it specializes in Hydroponic growing products and carries a wide range of gardening supplies. It also serves as an educational resource for gardeners seeking advice, Concentrate reports.

The retailer operates stores in Traverse City, St. Clair Shores, Chesterfield, Detroit, Allen Park and Grand Rapids.

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Ann English

Thu, Jun 27, 2013 : 7:58 p.m.

"Hydroponic" makes me think of tomatoes grown OUT of the ground. They look inviting in the produce section of large grocery stores. It would be convenient to grow vegetables in aquaeous environments instead of in the ground; sometimes those fresh vegetables in the grocery stores have enough dirt left on them that you look around for towels after bagging your veggies.


Thu, Jun 27, 2013 : 12:05 p.m.

must be for pot


Thu, Jun 27, 2013 : 1:48 p.m.

And your point is???

Hugh Giariola

Thu, Jun 27, 2013 : 12:03 p.m.

Oh, the pot store opened. Call it what it is.

Nicholas Urfe

Wed, Jun 26, 2013 : 7:46 p.m.

I can confirm my local "grow store" knew nothing about growing tomatoes, cilantro, basil, etc. These places can still be very useful, even for those of us not growing a cash crop.


Wed, Jun 26, 2013 : 7:33 p.m.

We've been jealous of our neighbor's flourishing garden and have been wanting to get an indoor seed-starting operation going on. And yes, for tomatoes, basil, onions, etc. Some people may use these products to grow marijuana at home, but not everyone does.


Wed, Jun 26, 2013 : 4:55 p.m.

Everyone needs a hobby, and I've got shares in DTE. More power to them, I say.

Jon Wax

Wed, Jun 26, 2013 : 3:28 p.m.

who owns it? i think there's another one further down and i think it's owned by folks from ohio. anyone notice that outta towners are running these spots? wasn't the commissary on main run by a guy from ohio? didn't he have a jacket? lil more reporting in your reporting, please? Peace Wax

Linda Peck

Wed, Jun 26, 2013 : 3:18 p.m.

I don't have room to do this, but think of growing tomatoes and lettuce in the wintertime. It sounds lovely.


Wed, Jun 26, 2013 : 2:50 p.m.

I love the term "indoor gardening" How many people grow indoor tomatos in Michigan? Just call it what it is, a marijuana growing store!

John of Saline

Wed, Jun 26, 2013 : 2:45 p.m.

Mostly for the pot growers, I assume.

Dog Guy

Wed, Jun 26, 2013 : 7:43 p.m.

Why have comments referring to clientele as "fruits and vegetables" not been deleted?


Wed, Jun 26, 2013 : 7:06 p.m.

What's wrong with that? Are you just another conservative against capitalism?


Wed, Jun 26, 2013 : 6:49 p.m.

Mr. Granville - I do support Hydroponics retailers who support fruits and vegetables, they are all in other states, and so I do my buying elsewhere - since I seldom can find someone who can answer my questions on the issues in local stores. I wish I could buy local.

Robert Granville

Wed, Jun 26, 2013 : 5:05 p.m.

Hey if you want a hydroponics store that specializes in fruit and vegetables, support the possibility with YOUR money. As it stands, the community supports this business and others like it.


Wed, Jun 26, 2013 : 4:04 p.m.

No, they specialize in basil and thyme for making fresh winter pasta sauces. Of course that is the majority of their business, finding a hydroponics store employee that actually understands fruit and vegetables is tough.