Simpsons Seeds - Hydroponically Grown Tomatoes & Chillies
Impressive results from Matt Simpson of Simpsons Seeds. Matt has been growing chillies and tomatoes in our Award Winning Vivigrow Hydroponic Planter and you can see how huge his plants have grown. They’re over flowing with luscious tomatoes and chillies. Watch this short video and see Matt's fab results.
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. Thanks to the Vivigrow Planter, Matt can expect 3-4x bigger harvests compared to plants grown in soil.
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.
Whats The Big Secret?
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.
The planter has a pump which costs a few pennies a day to run, you’ll be more than repaid by bigger crops. Are you ready to take the plunge into growing in water?
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.