My first steps with HomePotager

What is included?

The kit contains everything you need to accommodate your 12 or 18 favorite fruits and vegetables.

Content: the tank, the vertical structure, a NuGrow and NuBloom nutrient kit, a pH kit, a pump and all the accessories (culture basket, clay balls) for a good start, a guide to use you quickly.

A HomePotager smartphone app to download from Apple or Google stores

How to Start?

Be beforehand, you need an electrical outlet, Internet access, a container to fill the water tank and plants (young shoots) usually purchased from your favorite garden centres.

The rest is done in three gestures:

Step 1: Assemble the 4 elements of the kit in less than 2 minutes, then fill the tank with water.
Step 2: Connect the Garden to an electrical outlet and then pair it with your Internet Box with the mobile app
Step 3: Put on your favourite plants and start your growing experience with your personal assistance (mobile application) for nutrient intake, water control, etc.

Optional if you only use the local version
– to buy in your garden centres

What seedlings to chose?

With HomePotager the choice is wide: green plants, fruits/vegetables, aromatic herbs, flowers. Only tubers, i.e. all plants that grow in the earth (e.g. potato, radishes, cabbage, beetroot, …) excluded from the list.
These plants are available in your garden centres in the form of young shoots.

Below is an overview of the most common plants by difficulty class:

 – The easiest (push alone and all year round): basil, chives, coriander, watercress, mint, parsley, arugula, salad, sage– Intermediates (claim sun and heat): eggplant, pickle, strawberry, raspberry, pepper, chilli – Complexes (require space and tutor): cucumber, zucchini, pumpkin, cherry tomato
 – Flowers: any type

You can mix plant varieties on your HomePotager.

For more advice, check out our guide hereOn

How to grow?

Select your young shoots or seedlings you need, get rid of their soil (by dipping the clod of soil in a bucket of water for example) and keep only the plant with its roots.

Then transfer the plant to the green pots in our kit and gently fill it with the clay balls. Then insert the prepared pot to one of the free sites of the vertical vegetable garden.

Check your application for advice on watering, add nutrients and harvest.

Best setup for HomePotager

HomePotager can be used indoor and outdoor. Only a 0,5 square meter on the ground is enough! However, to obtain an optimal result, we recommend outdoor use (balcony, terrace or garden)

Good temperature and sun exposure are crucial for rapid growth, healthy plants, and high yields. Your HomePotager should be placed in a well-lit area on your balcony, garden or even greenhouse to produce the best results. In indoor use, place HomePotager near a light source (window door, window, bay window, etc.).

Most leafy green vegetables require at least 4 to 6 hours of direct light, while flowering and fruiting of plants takes 10 to 12 hours. Even with limited light you have the choice of plants, including chives, mint, sage, shiso, lettuce, arugula, kale, chard, spinach, peas. The optimum temperature for most plants is between 18 and 26 degrees Celsiu

When should I fill the tank?

The tank can contain 50L of water and has an autonomy range that varies between 4 and 21 days depending on your crop and the season.

At the beginning of the season (in the spring) when starting from the young shoots, the system can last up to 3 weeks before the next water supply.

In high season (summer) and when you are in mixed cultivation with aromatic herbs, fruits and vegetables the autonomy drops to a week. On the other hand if you grow a lot of vegetables (tomatoes, zucchini, cucumber, etc.) expect to put water every 4 days because the plants consume about 12L per day.

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Everything you need to know about above-ground farming

What is hydroponic technology?

Hydroponic is a soilless growing system with a solution of water and mineral nutrients. In such a system, a pump moves the solution of water and nutrients from a tank to the roots of the plants. They take what they need and the rest is recycled into the tank.

Hydroponic offers a method of cultivation that is clean, sustainable and gives fantastic results. Plants thrive because they are fed when and where they need them. When compared to a traditional ground crop, hydroponics saves water up to 80%, grows plants 30% faster, and takes up a quarter of the space. We use this culture because it is adapted and optimized for urban use.

What nutrient should I use?

We provide NuGrow and NuBloom liquid nutrients that are specially adapted for above-ground cultivation with HomePotager. To be used together, our nutrients are optimized to ensure the health and vigorous growth of your plants.

The nutrients are of mineral origin so natural for your plants. The HomePotager apps will guide you through each phase of growth of your plants in nutrient intake adapted to your crop

Is it organic?

New Standard of Reasoned Culture

The Organic label only applies to earth crops. However, hydroponics meets the same requirements as reasoned cultivation.

Cultivation methods are sustainable and responsible, do not use pesticides or herbicides. The water used can be recovered and recycled. The nutrients of mineral origin are fully absorbed by the plants so no risk of pollution of the water table.

Offering you the ability to access to a tasty and healthy food is our daily priority

How taste the veggies ?

HomePotager only develops all the natural characteristics of the plant. So if you choose a healthy and quality seedling from the start, you would enjoy the tasting.

Quick troubleshooting

I have traces of water flowing on the column or the tank?

There may be traces of water on the column or tank.

In general, its leaks come from green pots on which:

– or you put too many clay balls that spill over the gully.

solution: remove some clay ball

– either plant has formed at the base and whose foliage touches the edge of the green pot

solution: prune the foliage that interferes

– either the green pot is misplaced

solution: reposition the pot by turning slightly on itself until the leaks are over.

What should I do when my water level is red when my tank is full?

This happens when the calibration of the tank is distorted by one of the following reasons:

– too much vegetation is in front of the white part of the tank. This can cause the buttons to act on the control
solution: remove or remove the part of the plants that are bothering
– you have pressed several times inadvertently the pH button that triggers the recalibration
solution: Avoid pressing the pH button for more than 5 seconds. Otherwise the sheet turns purple which indicates the beginning of the pairing. In this case press the Nutrient button to cancel.

– too much water flows permanently on the control which can activate the buttons
solution: look for the source of water flow

In any case, redo the tank calibration procedure to correct the problem. Thi

My pump is making an abnormal noise?

s happens in two specific cases:

1- when the pump sucks air or is not well primed.

Solution: Stop the HomePotager for one minute by unplugning the block area. When restarted, the pump should operate normally.

2- when the pump sucks roots or waste into the water.

Solution: Stop the pump, remove the hose from the diffuser and blow into the hose several times. Return the hose to the diffuser and restart the pump.

If the problem persists, contact us. I

How to empty the tank without dismantling everything?

f you need to empty the tank (for a recalibration for example) when you have too many plants on the column, there are several solutions to do so without disassembling everything:

– use a pipe or siphon pump to siphon the tank into a container from the lowest green pot

– stop the pump (press 5 sec on nutrient), remove the hose that connects the end of the diffuser, restart the pump (5 sec on nutrient) and drain the water to and container

In any case, leave about 10 cm of water to re-calibrate. If you us

What to do at the end of the season?

e your HomePotager outdoors, you should stop everything before the first frost around mid-November.

In this case, remove all plants at the end of the season, completely empty the water tank and take advantage to clean the column (water with a sponge)

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