The Benefits of this system are.
- Raise $300 to $500 in organic veggies per summer
- No Weeding
- Portable and transportable
- Uses minimum water
- Grow plants 30% faster
- Use 50% less water
- Pots don't cook your plants in the summer
- Automate it and leave for 2 weeks, no problem!
This product allows YOU gardener to grow a wonderful 3' X 6' garden using a minimal amount of water. This is a completely portable system that waters the plants from the bottom up. To automate this garden you ad an irrigation timer from the local Home Depot and hook it to the pressure reducer that comes with this project, set the timer and forget it. We have included pictures of such a setup on the web site. The system will come with a full set of instructions on how to grow an amazing container garden on your deck or patio!!!! Below you will see the first garden set up this year on a friends organic veggie farm in Oregon.
The amazing recycled polyester fiber pots are really an integral part of this system. These pots have many advantages, In this pot the roots are air pruned so they don't circle the pot. When the roots circle the pot they can be burned when the sun hits the sides of the pot. The result of air pruning is much larger and stronger roots that out all the way back to the plant and make the most use of nutrients in the soil. The soil is automatically aerated and in very hot climates and your plants won't overheat. Anything can be grown in these pots. This system is great for growing herbs, any type of vegetables, flowers or recreational type plants if you live in the right state;-) Between these amazing pots and the bottoms up watering of the plants you should see around 30% faster growth and up to 23% higher yields than in standard pots.
Below is an actual garden grown on the last pre-production prototype!
Long term we hope to supply these systems for urban and roof top gardening in both low income areas in the USA and to underdeveloped countries to enhance nutritional quality for these folks.
The system below was a prototype used in an arid western climate where we recycled the water. This system only used used 17 gallons of water all summer long. It effectively caught what little bit of rain water there was and recycled it. This system used grow bags with Coconut fiber and hydroponically grew this garden! THIS SYSTEM IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE BUT I CAN PROVIDE INSTRUCTIONS IF YOU ARE A DIY HANDY PERSON WHO WANTS TO BUILD ONE.
This campaign is just the beginning to understand the market and to gain some funding to move ahead. For more information on how the system works see the image below:!!!
Risks and challenges
The risks are people will not want to assemble the garden once they get it and they may also not want to source their own soil and irrigation timer. Currently the project does not have enough capital in it to risk purchasing irrigation timers to sell with the product since we do not know the market tolerance for pricing. That is part of what we are trying to assess from the feedback out of this campaign.
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