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Vivigrow Soil-less Planter

50 tomato trusses on 1 plant? That'll be the Vivigrow. For the biggest harvests choose this superb planter.

Customers report tomatoes with 50 trusses, 4kgs of chillies from 1 plant and cucumbers hitting the roof in 1 month! 

All thanks to the way the Vivigrow pumps super-aerated water around the roots.

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50 tomato trusses on 1 plant? That'll be the Vivigrow. For the biggest harvests choose this superb planter.

Customers report tomatoes with 50 trusses, 4kgs of chillies from 1 plant and cucumbers hitting the roof in 1 month! 

All thanks to the way the Vivigrow pumps super-aerated water around the roots.

Details

Made In England By Greenhouse Sensation

Special Offer: Save up to £23.39 on Vivigrow Bundles

UK Standard Delivery: £4.95

Perfect for: Tomatoes, courgettes, chillies, cucumbers, peas, peppers and any tall cropping plants.

The secret of the Vivigrow is that it constantly pumps super-aerated water and nutrients around the planter and roots, so the roots have more access to oxygen than is possible in a grow bag or pot.

Oxygen helps roots absorb water and nutrients, which is why plants in a Vivigrow are healthier, faster growing and produce 3-4x bigger harvests.

You don’t add any soil to this planter (because soil gets in the way of oxygen), instead you just tip the young plant out of its pot and place it directly in the planter.

The planter includes our award-winning Nutrigrow plant food which contains all the macro and micro nutrients and trace elements that a plant needs.  The feed lasts a season and replacements are £14.99 for a two year supply (don’t forget, you will be saving on compost and your crops will be 3-4x bigger!).

You can watch the roots grow and monitor how nutrient take-up changes as the plants develop. We’d say that’s pretty clever, but our mums told us not to boast!

Simpson’s Seeds, Matt Simpson said: “I get a much larger yield using the ViviGrow than growing in pots!”

Optional Reservoir Heater

Add a 50w Reservoir Heater for 3 Plant Vivigrow or a 100w Heater for 5 Plant Vivigrow and maintain an even reservoir temperature in an unheated greenhouse all year round.

Ask a Gardening Angel
Growing in a Vivigrow really is easy, but our Gardening Angels are always on-hand to answer questions or provide advice if you're not sure whether your plants are behaving or what you should be doing next!

If you have any questions call us on 0845 602 3774 or send us an email info@greenhousesensation.co.uk. It's our job to make sure you get a brilliant crop!

"My chillies are 8ft high and have hundreds of pods on them" Mat Ward

Made in England by Greenhouse Sensation
2 Year Guarantee

Ask us a question

The Vivigrow planter pumps a constant stream of water and nutrients over your plants’ roots. This encourages the plants to take up more water, nutrients and oxygen than if they were grown in a traditional container, the ground or a raised bed.

You’ll need a power supply in your greenhouse or polytunnel because the planter contains a small pump which costs a few pennies a day to run and you’ll be more than repaid by the bigger crops.

The principle behind this planter is that improving uptake of water, nutrients and oxygen improves plant health and size of harvest. It achieves this in the following ways...

1: Plant nutrients are dissolved in water rather than requiring the plant to extract them from soil. 

2: Constant access to water and nutrients is provided so the plants are never lacking anything they need - whatever they don’t use drains back into the reservoir.

3:The roots are left bare so they have excellent access to oxygen 

Why not use soil? Soil is great for holding water until a plant is next fed and for providing nutrients. On the negative side, plants have to work hard to extract nutrients from soil and these nutrients can become depleted or concentrated. Soil also restricts access to oxygen because it becomes compacted when water is added. By dissolving a complete feed in water and pumping this to the roots constantly we are able to ensure the plants can always access what they need without having to restrict the roots in soil.

Behind the science - Greenhouse Sensation & Hydroponics
The Vivigrow is a ‘hydroponic’ growing technique. John Molyneux, our founder and Chairman, was one of the pioneers of hydroponics. He was studying roots for a plant biology PhD project in the 1970s when it occurred to him that hydroponics, which was and still is used by commercial growers because it produces much improved yields, could be adapted for home-greenhouse use.

He designed a planter that would provide all the benefits of hydroponics on a smaller scale, bought a workshop in which to make the planters and the rest, as they say, is history. The first planter John designed was what is now the Vivigrow, originally launched in 1976, it is essentially the same now as it was then, great design stands the test of time. 

Our product range has expanded, our planters are now sold all over the world, the factory is bigger and we are a larger team, but the principle of using horticultural expertise to develop products that help anyone to grow better plants is still the same. We still manufacture our planters in Lancashire and John is still our Chairman and continues to lead our product development projects, demand extensive trials and generally keep us all in check.

John’s book ‘A Practical Guide to NFT’ has been reprinted 5 times, the late BBC Gardeners’ World presenter Geoff Hamilton was so impressed by John’s book and NFT planter that he contributed the Introduction to the book and commented:

The most comprehensive book yet written on NFT for all. Here is all you need to know about a method of growing that is not only highly productive, but a lot of fun too. I can thoroughly recommend it.” 

You can mix plants in the planter, which is a great idea because your plants will produce very large harvests.

We love tomatoes and peppers, so our favourite combination is 1 x Tigerella tangy striped tomato, 1 x Gardener's Delight bite-sized tomato, 1 x Alicante medium full-flavoured tomato, 1 x Marconi sweet pepper, 1 x Sweet Banana sweet pepper.

But you can mix any tall growing plants including courgettes, beans, cucumbers, chillies and of course tomatoes and peppers.

You’ll need a power supply in your greenhouse or polytunnel because the planter contains a small pump which costs a few pennies a day to run and you’ll be more than repaid by the bigger crops.

Dimensions:
3 Plant Space Vivigrow NFT Planter: L70cm x W39cm x H25cm - reservoir holds 20 litres
5 Plant Space Vivigrow NFT Planter: L115cm x W50cm x H25cm - reservoir holds 45 litres

What You Will Receive
Standard Vivigrow Planter
- Choose either the 3 plant space or the 5 plant space planter.
- Pump
- Award-winning Nutrigrow plant food - enough for one season 
- pH test kit and pH corrector 
- *The support frame featured in the pictures is not included in the standard kit but is included in the Vivigrow Bundle Kit

Vivigrow Bundle Kit
- Standard Vivigrow planter for 3 plants or Vivigrow planter
Support Frame and Roller Hooks to keep plants upright
- Cube Caps for covering the bases of the plants (3 Pack or 5 Pack)
- Reservoir Heater to keep the water between 18 and 20C 

UK Delivery

The maximum Mainland UK Delivery charge is £4.95
98% of our orders are delivered 2 workings days after the order is placed.
When your order is dispatched you will receive an email confirming the delivery date and a one hour delivery time slot (except for FeederMats, Nutrigrow replenishments, vouchers and seeds which are sent by Royal Mail) 

UK Mainland Standard Delivery: £4.95*

UK Mainland Replenishment Delivery (FeederMats, Nutrigrow refills): £2.95*

For orders outside of the UK please click HERE:
If Out

You can add 'If Out' delivery instructions (e.g. leave in garage) when you place your order. If you are not in and have not provided 'If Out' instructions the driver will leave a card with instructions of how to arrange re-delivery or collection from your local depot.

Returns

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, email info@greenhousesnesation.co.uk and we will provide instructions of how to return the goods. They must be returned in their oridinal condition and packaging within 14 days of receipt and we will issue a full refund. (excluding original delivery chanrge). If an item is damaged / faulty please notify us within 30 days.

N:B Definition of UK Mainland
UK Mainland is defined as postcodes on mainland England, Wales and Scotland excluding the following postcodes.
AB31-38, AB40-56, IV1-28 , IV30-32, IV36-49, IV51-56, IV63, KA27-28, KW, PA20-38, PA41-49, PA60-70, PH4-44, and PH49-50. 
Delivery to the above post codes incurs a surcharge, which will be displayed when you enter your postcode. 
*We are charged a minimum of £15 for delivery to the above postcodes, Islands and Ireland and we cap our charge to those areas at £15

 

 

 

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  • Details

    Made In England By Greenhouse Sensation

    Special Offer: Save up to £23.39 on Vivigrow Bundles

    UK Standard Delivery: £4.95

    Perfect for: Tomatoes, courgettes, chillies, cucumbers, peas, peppers and any tall cropping plants.

    The secret of the Vivigrow is that it constantly pumps super-aerated water and nutrients around the planter and roots, so the roots have more access to oxygen than is possible in a grow bag or pot.

    Oxygen helps roots absorb water and nutrients, which is why plants in a Vivigrow are healthier, faster growing and produce 3-4x bigger harvests.

    You don’t add any soil to this planter (because soil gets in the way of oxygen), instead you just tip the young plant out of its pot and place it directly in the planter.

    The planter includes our award-winning Nutrigrow plant food which contains all the macro and micro nutrients and trace elements that a plant needs.  The feed lasts a season and replacements are £14.99 for a two year supply (don’t forget, you will be saving on compost and your crops will be 3-4x bigger!).

    You can watch the roots grow and monitor how nutrient take-up changes as the plants develop. We’d say that’s pretty clever, but our mums told us not to boast!

    Simpson’s Seeds, Matt Simpson said: “I get a much larger yield using the ViviGrow than growing in pots!”

    Optional Reservoir Heater

    Add a 50w Reservoir Heater for 3 Plant Vivigrow or a 100w Heater for 5 Plant Vivigrow and maintain an even reservoir temperature in an unheated greenhouse all year round.

    Ask a Gardening Angel
    Growing in a Vivigrow really is easy, but our Gardening Angels are always on-hand to answer questions or provide advice if you're not sure whether your plants are behaving or what you should be doing next!

    If you have any questions call us on 0845 602 3774 or send us an email info@greenhousesensation.co.uk. It's our job to make sure you get a brilliant crop!

    "My chillies are 8ft high and have hundreds of pods on them" Mat Ward

    Made in England by Greenhouse Sensation
    2 Year Guarantee

    Ask us a question
  • Reviews
  • Science
  • The Vivigrow planter pumps a constant stream of water and nutrients over your plants’ roots. This encourages the plants to take up more water, nutrients and oxygen than if they were grown in a traditional container, the ground or a raised bed.

    You’ll need a power supply in your greenhouse or polytunnel because the planter contains a small pump which costs a few pennies a day to run and you’ll be more than repaid by the bigger crops.

    The principle behind this planter is that improving uptake of water, nutrients and oxygen improves plant health and size of harvest. It achieves this in the following ways...

    1: Plant nutrients are dissolved in water rather than requiring the plant to extract them from soil. 

    2: Constant access to water and nutrients is provided so the plants are never lacking anything they need - whatever they don’t use drains back into the reservoir.

    3:The roots are left bare so they have excellent access to oxygen 

    Why not use soil? Soil is great for holding water until a plant is next fed and for providing nutrients. On the negative side, plants have to work hard to extract nutrients from soil and these nutrients can become depleted or concentrated. Soil also restricts access to oxygen because it becomes compacted when water is added. By dissolving a complete feed in water and pumping this to the roots constantly we are able to ensure the plants can always access what they need without having to restrict the roots in soil.

    Behind the science - Greenhouse Sensation & Hydroponics
    The Vivigrow is a ‘hydroponic’ growing technique. John Molyneux, our founder and Chairman, was one of the pioneers of hydroponics. He was studying roots for a plant biology PhD project in the 1970s when it occurred to him that hydroponics, which was and still is used by commercial growers because it produces much improved yields, could be adapted for home-greenhouse use.

    He designed a planter that would provide all the benefits of hydroponics on a smaller scale, bought a workshop in which to make the planters and the rest, as they say, is history. The first planter John designed was what is now the Vivigrow, originally launched in 1976, it is essentially the same now as it was then, great design stands the test of time. 

    Our product range has expanded, our planters are now sold all over the world, the factory is bigger and we are a larger team, but the principle of using horticultural expertise to develop products that help anyone to grow better plants is still the same. We still manufacture our planters in Lancashire and John is still our Chairman and continues to lead our product development projects, demand extensive trials and generally keep us all in check.

    John’s book ‘A Practical Guide to NFT’ has been reprinted 5 times, the late BBC Gardeners’ World presenter Geoff Hamilton was so impressed by John’s book and NFT planter that he contributed the Introduction to the book and commented:

    The most comprehensive book yet written on NFT for all. Here is all you need to know about a method of growing that is not only highly productive, but a lot of fun too. I can thoroughly recommend it.” 

    You can mix plants in the planter, which is a great idea because your plants will produce very large harvests.

    We love tomatoes and peppers, so our favourite combination is 1 x Tigerella tangy striped tomato, 1 x Gardener's Delight bite-sized tomato, 1 x Alicante medium full-flavoured tomato, 1 x Marconi sweet pepper, 1 x Sweet Banana sweet pepper.

    But you can mix any tall growing plants including courgettes, beans, cucumbers, chillies and of course tomatoes and peppers.

    You’ll need a power supply in your greenhouse or polytunnel because the planter contains a small pump which costs a few pennies a day to run and you’ll be more than repaid by the bigger crops.

  • Contents
  • Dimensions:
    3 Plant Space Vivigrow NFT Planter: L70cm x W39cm x H25cm - reservoir holds 20 litres
    5 Plant Space Vivigrow NFT Planter: L115cm x W50cm x H25cm - reservoir holds 45 litres

    What You Will Receive
    Standard Vivigrow Planter
    - Choose either the 3 plant space or the 5 plant space planter.
    - Pump
    - Award-winning Nutrigrow plant food - enough for one season 
    - pH test kit and pH corrector 
    - *The support frame featured in the pictures is not included in the standard kit but is included in the Vivigrow Bundle Kit

    Vivigrow Bundle Kit
    - Standard Vivigrow planter for 3 plants or Vivigrow planter
    Support Frame and Roller Hooks to keep plants upright
    - Cube Caps for covering the bases of the plants (3 Pack or 5 Pack)
    - Reservoir Heater to keep the water between 18 and 20C 

  • Replenishments
  • Delivery
  • UK Delivery

    The maximum Mainland UK Delivery charge is £4.95
    98% of our orders are delivered 2 workings days after the order is placed.
    When your order is dispatched you will receive an email confirming the delivery date and a one hour delivery time slot (except for FeederMats, Nutrigrow replenishments, vouchers and seeds which are sent by Royal Mail) 

    UK Mainland Standard Delivery: £4.95*

    UK Mainland Replenishment Delivery (FeederMats, Nutrigrow refills): £2.95*

    For orders outside of the UK please click HERE:
    If Out

    You can add 'If Out' delivery instructions (e.g. leave in garage) when you place your order. If you are not in and have not provided 'If Out' instructions the driver will leave a card with instructions of how to arrange re-delivery or collection from your local depot.

    Returns

    If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, email info@greenhousesnesation.co.uk and we will provide instructions of how to return the goods. They must be returned in their oridinal condition and packaging within 14 days of receipt and we will issue a full refund. (excluding original delivery chanrge). If an item is damaged / faulty please notify us within 30 days.

    N:B Definition of UK Mainland
    UK Mainland is defined as postcodes on mainland England, Wales and Scotland excluding the following postcodes.
    AB31-38, AB40-56, IV1-28 , IV30-32, IV36-49, IV51-56, IV63, KA27-28, KW, PA20-38, PA41-49, PA60-70, PH4-44, and PH49-50. 
    Delivery to the above post codes incurs a surcharge, which will be displayed when you enter your postcode. 
    *We are charged a minimum of £15 for delivery to the above postcodes, Islands and Ireland and we cap our charge to those areas at £15

     

     

     

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