ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A.
Grow big in small spaces by growing up with the Grow Up! Hydrogarden, a complete kit that allows you to produce your own fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers organically.
The Grow Up! Hydrogarden’s efficient design allows you to grow multiple plants simultaneously and takes up a mere 4 square feet of space in your indoor or outdoor environment. Enjoy the benefits of growing hydroponically, without soil, while the included perlite stones promote nutrient-rich water to feed your plants from root to tip with soil.
The Grow Up! Hydrogarden is easy to use and is one of the simplest and most successful ways to start and organic garden with hydroponics. The Hydrogarden uses 90% less water than traditional growing methods and eliminates 80% of soil born pests to allow your garden to flourish and produce amazing plants and foods quickly.
Proudly made and manufactured in the USA with durable, food grade, UV protected plastic, the Grow Up! Hydrogarden will bring you years of use and countless harvests. Discover the deliciousness of growing your own vitamin packed LIVE food while saving hundreds of dollars annually on your grocery bill.
Why are my vegetable plant’s flowers falling off?
Perhaps they are not being pollinated properly. If your garden is placed in an area with no bees or breeze, try flicking the flowers at dusk or dawn to help them self-pollinate. This works well with most types of self-pollinating plants.
How can I support my heavy crops?
Just for this purpose, Hydrogarden pots have holes on each end, allowing you to use twine, wire, or wooden dowels, etc. to create a solid support system for weighty plants like tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, and other vining crops. Simply tie or clip vines to the support system to make your heavy plants prosper.
My plants aren’t doing as well as I expected. Why?
Many factors can affect the success of your crop, but the number one reason for failure is lack of adequate sun. Ensure your Hydrogarden is receiving full sun for at least 6 hours per day. Additionally, rotate the lid by quarter turns periodically to give all sides of your garden adequate sunlight.
When do I harvest my crops?
Every crop’s harvest time varies. For example, lettuce may be harvested daily by removing the outer leaves, herbs can be clipped regularly, while other crops like bell peppers should achieve full color prior to harvesting. Use the wealth of information online to find specifics pertaining to your crops.
- Chard, all types
- Greens: mustard, collard, etc.
- Brussels Sprouts
- Peas, all types
- Peppers, all types
Whats in the KIT?
1 Bottle Grow Formula Nutrients 3-2-4
1 Bottle Bloom Formula Nutrients 2-2-5
How many people can a Hydrogarden feed?
It depends on what you grow; however, one unit will generally feed one adult or two children.
What is hydroponics?
Hydroponics is a unique and eco-friendly way to grow plants, flowers, and vegetables without using soil. Hydroponics uses nutrient-rich water that provides the micro and macro nutrients typically found in quality, organic soil and fertilizer.
Can different crops be grown in the same Hydrogarden?
Sure, but be mindful of what is planted and where. Larger plants should rest in lower pots, medium in the middle, and smaller ones up top. Many users enjoy the look of a Hydrogarden filled with luscious flowers!
What can be grown in the Hydrogarden?
Almost anything can be grown in the Hydrogarden. Larger plants, like tomatoes, should be chosen in a determinate variety, while vining plants like beans work best in bush varieties. You’ll find much of this information on seed packs and plant tags when you shop at the nursery or online. These plant varieties won’t grow “out of control” and take over. See product home tab for specific plants that grow well in the Hydrogarden.
Where do I find plants for the Hydrogarden?
You can find pesticide free starter plants at your local organic nursery or purchase non-GMO quality starter seeds or cubes. Remember, look for non-determinate varieties that won’t get too large for the Hydrogarden. If you use starter plants, be sure to gently rinse the roots before placing in the unit.
Do I need a green thumb to use the Hydrogarden?
Plants truly want to grow! Most of the common mistakes made during traditional gardens are eased by using the GrowUp! Hydrogarden. There is even phone support available when questions arise to help you be the best gardener you can be.
Is Hydrogardening expensive?
No. Much like the costs for supplies used in traditional soil gardening, the costs of Hyydrogardening are nutrient solutions (provided in starter kit), growing medium, and plants or seeds. Considering the high cost of organic vegetables and fruits at the grocer, you’ll likely save substantially in the long run.
Is Hydrogardening harmful to the environment?
On the contrary, the GrowUp! Hydrogarden is sustainable, eco-friendly, organic gardening. Growing with hydroponics uses approximately 90% less water than traditional gardening, there is NO poisonous runoff into water supplies.
Can I use the Hydrogarden Indoors and Outdoors?
You certainly can; however, it will require additional purchases of specialty lighting and fans, which increase energy costs. Growing outdoors is far less expensive and simpler, as Mother Nature controls the growing season, and your food absorb the natural energy of the sun.
What about pest control with the Hydrogarden?
No garden is without pests, unfortunately. The good news is that the Hydrogarden uses no soil, which eliminates the risk of infestation from soil born bacteria, fungus and insects.
My yard gets seasonal sun. Will I still be able to successfully grow with the Hydrogarden year round?
Absolutely! The Hydrogarden is easily portable so you can move it whenever you chose based on the orientation of the sun and the season. Dangerous and inclement weather? Move your garden to a safe or indoor area temporarily with ease.
Is Hydrogardening and unhealthy or artificial means of growing?
Plants have basic needs for growing normally, and soil gardening puts those needs in competition with other impediments like root competition, run off, and scarcity. The Hydrogarden lets you easily provide all the necessary components to plant on a continual and non-competing basis. Plants get what they need – when they need it.
Is Hydrogardening organic?
Organic harvesting options are available from seed or plant – the choice is yours, and both are just as easy to grow. For foods you plan to consume, organics are a wise choice when grown from non-GMO seeds. Hydroponic nutrients are considered wholly natural, and OMRI Certified Nutrients are 100% organic.
What is a GMO Seed?
GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism, and this unnatural technology is commonly used today in the majority of agricultural crops. These crops are engineered to possess desirable traits like pest resistance or increased production; however, science is shedding more light on the dangers of GMO crops.
What is Perlite?
Perlite is made of amorphous volcanic glass, is neutral in pH, and possess a relatively high water content. This naturally occurring rock expands with heat and often “pops” like popcorn. Super lightweight, perlite absorbs nutrient rich water to continually feed plants.
Why is my Perlite turning green?
This is due to algae growth, which is normal of plants that grow in moisture and sunlight. You can opt to remove the top layer of perlite where algae is present, or you can wait until the canopy grows larger to shade the plants causing the algae growth to subside.
What is pH?
A pH measurement shows if a solution is acidic or alkaline, aka acid and base. The pH scale goes from 0.0 to 14.0 with 7.0 being perfectly neutral. Below 7.0 makes a solution acidic, while anything above is considered alkaline. The ideal pH range for hydroponic crops is 5.5-6.5.
Why is pH important in hydroponic growing?
Because pH levels affect the availability and absorption rate of nutrients to plants, maintaining good pH levels is vital to crop success.
How to I adjust pH levels?
Use an acid to lower the pH level or an alkaline to raise it. Hydroponic food grade pH adjusters are widely available, or you can choose to adjust pH levels naturally. Vinegar works well as an acid and baking soda is excellent as an alkaline to raise pH levels when below 6.5
What type of water should I use in the GrowUp! Hydrogarden?
Tap water from the hose is generally fine; however, frequently test pH levels. Many growers have better success maintaining pH levels when using distilled water exclusively.
Can I use a timer with my Hydrogarden?
Certainly. You pump may run continuously or be used in conjunction with a time set to multiple options pertaining to watering intervals.
- Cabbage, Chinese cabbage
- Edible flowers
- Herbs, all types
- Lettuce, all types
- Pak Choy