Little Grower's Kit - Autopot Hydro Starter Edition
Get started with hydroponics using the Autopot Hydropak Starter Kit, which contains everything you need to grow plants effortlessly with hydroponics. This easy-to-use system saves water and nutrients, can be left unattended for weeks, and amazes with the speed of plant growth.
Features and Benefits
- Gravity-Driven System: Operates without the need for pumps, timers, or electricity, making it an energy-efficient and low-maintenance choice.
- Accurate Watering: The Smart-valve effectively controls the watering schedule with no run-off, conserving water and nutrients.
- Low Maintenance: No daily monitoring of pH or conductivity (EC) is needed, and the gravity-fed system allows you to leave your plants unattended for weeks at a time.
- Expandable Setup: Simply use an "add-a-tee" to connect additional planter systems to the same reservoir, allowing your hydroponic garden to grow along with your needs.
- Inclusive Components: The kit includes everything you need to start growing hydroponically, including a Smart-valve, grow tray, pots, nutrients, growth media, a reservoir, a filter, tubing, and root control mats.
How to Use
- Place the 35L reservoir in a suitable location, ensuring it is level and stable.
- Connect the 4mm filter to the tubing and then attach the tubing to the Smart-valve. Make sure the tubing is connected securely to prevent leaks.
- Set up the grow tray and pots, adding the mixture of perlite and vermiculite to the pots as the growth medium.
- Plant your seeds or seedlings into the growth medium and place the pots in the grow tray.
- Place root control mats under the pots to prevent roots from growing into the Smart-valve.
- Fill the reservoir with a mixture of nutrient solution A and B, following the included instructions for proper mixing ratios. Connect the tubing to the reservoir.
- Monitor the water level in your reservoir regularly and refill as needed, ensuring there is always enough nutrient solution for the plants to access.
Aqua Gardening Suggests These are Best For
The Autopot Hydropak Starter Kit is ideal for beginners in hydroponics, gardeners with limited time for maintenance, and those looking for an expandable hydroponic system. It's perfect for showing family and friends the speed and ease of hydroponic gardening.
Notes from Aqua Gardening
- Always follow the included instruction booklet for proper setup and guidance on using the Autopot Hydropak Starter Kit.
- Ensure the reservoir, tubing, and Smart-valve connections are secure to prevent leaks and maintain proper functioning.
- Maintain a consistent supply of nutrient solution in the reservoir to prevent plant stress and ensure continuous growth.
The Hydrostarter Kit is a great way to begin with Hydroponics!
How does the Autopot Hydro Starter Edition work?
The Autopot Hydro Starter Edition is a gravity-fed hydroponic system, which automatically waters and feeds your plants with the perfect balance of nutrients. It doesn't require daily monitoring of conductivity (EC) or acidity (pH), making it easy to use and maintain.
Can I expand my Autopot Hydropak system later?
Yes, the Autopot Hydropak system is easily expandable. You can simply add additional planter systems to the same reservoir using the "add-a-tee" method.
How long can the system be left unattended?
The Autopot Hydro Starter Edition can be left unattended for weeks, making it a convenient choice for busy gardeners or frequent travelers.
What components are included in the Little Grower's Kit?
The kit includes a Smart-valve, grow tray/lid, two 10-inch pots, 2 litres of nutrients A/B, 8 litres of perlite/vermiculite mix, a 35L Reservoir, a 4mm filter, 2m of 4mm tubing, 2 root control mats, an instruction booklet, and a Kids Activity Book.
What are the space requirements for the 35L Reservoir?
The 35L Reservoir has a compact footprint, measuring just 32 x 22cm, making it suitable for small spaces.
Is the Autopot Hydro Starter Edition suitable for beginners?
Yes, the Autopot Hydro Starter Edition is an excellent choice for beginners. It is easy to use and doesn't require close monitoring of pH or water levels like other hydroponic systems. Aqua Gardening highly recommends this kit for those new to hydroponics.
How fast can I expect my plants to grow with the Little Grower's Kit?
Using the Autopot Hydro Starter Edition, you will be amazed at the speed of your plants' growth. Hydroponic systems generally provide faster growth rates as nutrients are delivered directly to the plant roots, ensuring they have everything they need for rapid development.
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