If you’re a competitive or adventurous gardener then why not consider taking the plunge into growing in water with our Vivigrow and Rain & Drain Hydroponic Planters? You can achieve typically 3-4x bigger yields by growing in water compared to soil-grow plants and your plants will be provided with superior access to oxygen, nutrients & water, so they grow faster, stronger and healthier.
Our soil-less planters are great for growing anything from tomatoes, chillies and cucumbers right through to growing your own exotic and tropical plants including some of our favourites, bananas and papaya.
Our Vivigrow planter is an advanced planter which produces bigger harvests of your favourite fruits and vegetables because the roots grow in super-aerated water instead of being constrained in wet soil. The great thing about growing in water with our Vivigrow planters is that it constantly pumps water and nutrients to the plants roots so they have access to everything they need when they need it. Whatever your plants don’t need will drain back into the reservoir.
The Vivigrow is a ‘hydroponic’ growing technique and our very own founder of Greenhouse Sensation was one of the pioneers of hydroponics. He developed the Vivigrow so that this technique of growing in water in a soil-less planter could be adapted for home/greenhouse use on a smaller scale. The beauty of the Vivigrow planter is that the planter pumps a constant stream of water & nutrients over your plants’ roots, which encourages your plants to take up more water, nutrients and oxygen compared to if you were growing in soil. Click here and take a look at our video of our founder harvesting a mass of chillies grown in our 3 Plant Vivigrow Planter at the end of the growing season.
If growing exotic and tropical plants are more your cup of tea then our Rain & Drain Tropical Planter may be what you are looking for. This clever planter has been designed by our horticulturists to replicate the watering & feeding conditions needed by tropical plants. The Rain & Drain Planters inclusive water timer ensures your tropical and exotic plants such as bananas, ginger and papaya are fed & watered several times a day without ever over-watering. Pebbles are used in the planter instead of soil and a small pump waters the plants several times per day ensuring the plants have access to everything they need.
You can grow just about anything from tomatoes & cucumbers right through to ginger, bananas or even exotic chillies in the Rain & Drain Planter. Its Smart plant watering system means the Rain & Drain will produce stronger, healthier plants with bigger harvests. But don’t take our word for it, watch our video of our founder beating yet another record growing ginger in his Rain & Drain Planter.
If you need a bit more inspiration on what you can grow in our exotic planter, then take a look at our exotics growing guide and see some of our favourites our Gardening Angels like to grow every year. If you want to learn a bit more behind the history of more about the techniques behind growing in water then treat yourself to “A Practical Guide to NFT” by our founder John Molyneux.
Taking the plunge into growing in water instead of growing in soil can be a bit daunting, but it’s really easy. If you have any questions or would like to know more, then one of our lovely Greenhouse Sensation Gardening Angels will be more than happy to help. Give us a call on 0845 602 3774 or pop us over an email firstname.lastname@example.org.