What is GoGro?
1. What makes GoGro unique?
The sleek and versatile GoGro system is truly innovative, which is why it has been possible to patent it. Every detail has been carefully designed to ensure a minimum level of upkeep and the system boasts many USPs including;
- The patented valve: simple to use and easy to maintain, the valve controls water levels and flow in a way that is completely unique to GoGro
- Adaptability – you can use either 15L and 25L pots in the same tray base
- The circular tray design makes it easy to rotate pots
- Extra deep tray grooves allow for better circulation of nutrient within the tray
- The tube tidy conveniently positioned in the base of the tray – the tidy will hold 13mm pipe and allow modules to be configured in a neat and tidy manner
- The lid – the tray lid has been designed to fit securely over the valve, reducing the risk of it dislodging and causing an obstruction. The barbed inlet on the valve makes it almost impossible to accidently dislodge the pipe.
2. How and where is the system made?
The valve is constructed from ABS to allow precision manufacture, while the rest of the system is made from high quality, durable Polypropylene – both are made right here in Britain!
3. Is it possible to turn an existing hand watered system into an automated irrigation system?
Yes, very simply in fact. Growers can use their existing pots (remember, most standard 15L and 25L pots will fit within the system!). Place the existing pots in GoGro trays, lay down the required pipe work and attach to the reservoir.
4. Do I need a power source to run an automated irrigation system?
No, our valve has been specially designed so it automatically controls water flow and level within the tray without the need for electricity. All growers need to do is ensure their reservoir is elevated above the supply line and GoGro will do the rest!
5. Will the valve block up with mineral salts?
No! The 2.7mm inlet as well as the filters provided with the systems should prevent any blockages. However, it is important to clean and flush your GoGro to help prevent any blockages forming. This should be done at the end of a crop or season.
6. How much water is in the GoGro Module?
In 15L modules, there will be 2.3L of water when full and a minimum of 1.3L at any one time. In 25L modules, there will be 2L of water when full and a minimum of 1.2L at any one time.
7. How often do I need to top up my reservoir?
We expect a medium sized plant to consume 1.5-2L of water/nutrient per day under normal indoor conditions. A 50L tank running 4 plants allows for a minimum of two nutrient exchanges into each module per day and a weekly top-up.
8. How many litres of Clay Pebble should a grower use?
1L per 15L module and 1.5L per 25L module.
9. How do you stop roots growing out into the tray?
Each module comes with the standard copper impregnated root control disc, which should be placed at the base of the tray underneath the Clay Pebbles. For fast growing crops, it is inevitable that some roots will get past the control disc and start to grow into the tray, a swift rotation of the pot every couple of weeks (more frequently if needed) is all that is required to disrupt this root development and prevent blockages.
Understanding Passive Watering
In all passive watering systems, pots have the potential to be sat in solution for long periods of time. The nutrient solution within the tray is refreshed via the valve throughout the day as it is drawn up by the media’s capillary action and used by the plants’ transpiration. It is not the depth of the solution within the tray that determines the wetness of the media but the media’s capillary potential. It is only when the capillary action of the media is broken or slowed that a ‘dry cycle’ will be achieved. To get best results, we recommend using high quality media with a known capillary potential and the recommended amount of clay pebbles in the base of the pot.
How the GoGro Valve works