At BloomBoss, we believe in empowering people to grow their own supply of whatever it is they love – vegetables, medicine, herbs, even medicinal herbs (especially medicinal herbs). It saves you money and lets you enjoy clean, pesticide-free plants - it’s also fun and therapeutic.
However, growing at home is an intimidating endeavor for the uninitiated. There’s a lack of trustworthy education out there for new growers, and most growers just learn the ropes through their friends and acquaintances (and years of trial and error).
But times have changed. Cultural attitudes are shifting, sustainability is king, and home growing isn’t just for the inner circle anymore – home growing is for EVERYBODY!
The problem is, not everybody can dedicate a whole room or closet to be an indoor garden. And not everybody wants an unattractive mess of buckets, wires, and strange devices in their home. And NOBODY has unlimited free time to tend to their plants, build daunting DIY systems, or troubleshoot environment problems.
That’s why we created GYO: an all-in-one system designed for a new generation of growers.
Just like the sun outdoors, the grow light is the heartbeat - the single most important element - in any indoor garden.
GYO is powered by a BloomBoss TrueSun LED, an ultra-premium LED grow light that’s already a favorite among home growers. Highly efficient LED technology keeps electricity costs low.
Electricity savings aren’t the only benefit – the TrueSun spectrum has been time-tested to provide the perfect balance of blue, red, and full-spectrum white light to make plants thrive.
Unlike most LED grow lights, GYO’s grow light gives off UV-A. UV-A gently stresses plants so that they kick resin production into overdrive, and then push as much of that resin as possible to the surface of the buds to protect them – which means a stickier, more potent harvest.
Our growers have done side-by-side grow comparisons with and without UV-A, and the flowers grown under UV-A are noticeably “frostier” and more colorful.
GYO grows with an easy-to-use deep water culture (DWC) hydroponics system. Plants' roots grow directly into a water and nutrient solution, and oxygen is provided by an air stone. DWC allows maximum uptake of oxygen and nutrients for vigorous growth, with no need for a dosing system or a watering can.
Growing hydroponically has numerous advantages over growing in soil. Plants grow faster, and flowers and fruits grow bigger and have a cleaner taste and smell.
Watering plants by hand is time consuming, and is also where many new growers make mistakes by over- or under-watering their plants. GYO’s hydroponics system is foolproof, and all you need to do is change the water and nutrients once per week.
Anyone who’s recently started an indoor garden can tell you that environment control is one of the hardest parts of growing, especially for finicky plants. It’s always too hot, too cold, too dry, too humid – and a setup that works during one season becomes totally out of whack once the weather changes.
GYO's environment is self-contained and regulated by sensor-based micro -controllers, so no matter the climate, you’ll always have the perfect conditions for your crops to thrive.
Some of our favorite plants are like dogs and babies – we love them and care for them, even though they can be smelly!
GYO has a built-in carbon filtration system to dissipate any strong, distinct odors, keeping your indoor garden discreet.
GYO masquerades as a sleek mini-refrigerator, and has a secure locking system to protect your plants. Let GYO blend in discreetly among your appliances, or open it up and show off your garden – it’s up to you!
Your indoor garden can be up and running in no time, right out of the box. GYO plugs in to a standard 120V outlet. Once GYO is powered up, simply fill the water reservoir, add nutrients, plant your seed or clone, and start growing!
GYO is designed to make it as easy as possible for growers to have successful harvests, regardless of experience. However, as plants are living things, sometimes adjustments might need to be made. We will offer a whole year of free horticultural support with the purchase of each GYO, provided by the home grow experts here at BloomBoss.
BloomBoss was founded in 2010 on the belief that as technology evolves, so should growing methods. LEDs were just beginning to be used for indoor growing – growers needed a solution that was less harmful to the environment and safer for home use than traditional indoor growing bulbs. However, the earliest LEDs left much room for improvement, so we set out to develop superior LEDs that could compete with – and even outperform – traditional growing methods.
Today, BloomBoss is a team of enthusiastic indoor growers and tech junkies who are proud to make indoor growing a more accessible and environmentally-friendly endeavor. We hope GYO will introduce a whole new generation of people to the joys of growing at home and empower everyone to be the boss of their own supply.
We know the ins and outs of home growing: our CEO, Chuck Siegel, has grown indoors for more than 30 years, and our staff is full of seasoned plant experts. Our LED grow lights and other equipment have had thousands of growers singing high praises. However, we knew we were going to need a little help to pull all the components together into a sophisticated appliance that really, REALLY works.
Enter our friends at Danby Products, a major appliance manufacturer based outside of Toronto. Our partnership with Danby has provided us with some truly talented product developers who understand complex manufacturing problems – like humidification and temperature control systems – like the backs of their hands. It’s like it’s their job or something. We’re combining our home grow knowledge with Danby’s appliance expertise to create the ultimate grow box.
We are seeking $25,000 in pledges and preorders from the Kickstarter community to bring GYO to market. The funds will be used to manufacture the first set of units, as well as cover marketing and tooling costs.
GYO Technical Specs/Features:
• Dimensions: 24"W x 26" D x 59"H
• GYO uses an internal, sensor-based, micro-controller that will adjust fan speed based on temperature & humidity for optimal growing conditions.
• Activated Carbon filter effectively eliminates all odors and dust, and offers long life between replacements. Washable pre-filter included.
• UV safety feature turns the lights off when door is open.
• Door lock to safely control access.
• Light height adjustment – can be adjusted throughout the life cycle for best growth potential. Manual mechanism with built-in safe guard to prevent any plant damage through light dropping. Simplified height selection to accommodate 2x height during propagation, 1x veg and then 1x for the final bloom.
• Light housing designed to manage heat generation so that the plants are not negatively affected by heat or direct contact.
• Cleaning is straight forward without the hassles of disconnecting hoses.
• Cabinet is a rigid metal and foam structure. Discrete. Visually blends into its surroundings. No light leakage inside or outside of cabinet.
Risks and challenges
We are lucky enough to have GYO's production supported by Danby, who have been manufacturing appliances for over 70 years and ship over 2 million units annually. We can anticipate the challenges that can arise with developing and manufacturing a new product, and have contingency plans in place to effectively deal with them.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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