Why the Metro-Grower™?
The Metro-Grower™ is a compact growing system perfect for the urban family. It can be used anywhere, anytime – a patio, balcony, fire escape, backyard or greenhouse – to grow an endless variety of fresh vegetables, herbs and decorative shrubs or flowers. Its innovative design allows for portability, yet also encourages a bountiful harvest.
The Metro-Grower™ Basic includes the growing container, soil separator, watering tray and an instruction booklet.
How the Metro-Grower™ works
The Metro-Grower™ has a unique sub-irrigation watering design that uses capillary action to draw water up through the soil the way nature intended – from the bottom up. Plants use the water as they need it and you can see exactly how much or how little water your particular plant is using, taking the guesswork out of watering.sustainablygrow
This is a healthy, sustainable way to water your plants. As the water is drawn upwards through the soil into the root system, it delivers essential nutrients to your plants rather than those nutrients being washed away when you water from above.
In traditional plastic plant pots, roots grow until they hit the inner edge, and then the roots start circling around the pot. Roots that are circling around a pot are more susceptible to the negative effects of excess heat, drought and disease. To encourage strong, healthy roots the Metro-Grower™ utilizes air pruning. This is achieved by exposing the root tips to increased air flow. The layer of air between the water in the water reservoir and the soil separator, air prunes the plant roots. This stimulates further growth of secondary feeder roots that branch out within the growing medium. It is the small feeder roots that absorb water and take up nutrients.
Simply place your Metro-Grower™ container on the watering tray and then place the soil separator in the container. In two corners of the container the soil will dip down into the water reservoir. The soil will wick moisture up to the roots, drawing nutrients with it. Add your preferred soil mix and plant according to seed packet directions.