We love this system! That's why we've continued to offer it since the year 2000. Here are just some of the reasons why:
- No electricity required - perfect for a patio, driveway, grow tent, greenhouse or just about anywhere else you can think of
- Easily expanded from one to literally as many plants as you want
- Each tray is watered according to its own individual needs
- Space the plants out however you want - right next to each other or 10 feet away - it's up to you
- Absolutely zero water waste - simply fill reservoir and refill again when empty
- No reservoir changes necessary
- No flushing necessary
The easy2grow system is AutoPot’s best-selling watering system, it offers maintenance free growing for the greenhouse, polytunnel, garden or home without wasting a single drop of water.
easy2grow harnesses the AQUAvalve to water and feed your plants using 2.2 or 3.9 gallon pots without the need for pumps, timers and electricity. It provides a fully automatic supply of water and nutrients, with a built in wet/dry cycle to mimic natural systems.
Because each easy2grow tray contains its own AQUAvalve, that means each pair of plants gets watered according to its their needs. So if one tray or variety is outperforming another and needs more frequent irrigation - no problem - this will happen automatically, and without the need of electricity or a timer.
Whether using a single easy2grow or multiple easy2grow extensions on a vast commercial scale this system provides everything the plant requires. Easy2grow can be used with the medium/substrate of your choice.
The standard size pot used for the easy2grow system is 2.2 gallons, if you require something a little larger to suit your growing needs you can increase your pot size to 3.9 gallons.
The easy2grow can be used to grow a wide variety of crops and is ideally suited to either short, bushy varieties like herbs or strawberries, or tall growing vine plants, where multiple kits can be placed end on end in a garden, greenhouse or poly- tunnel.
A wide range of growing substrates can be used with the easy2grow system, either traditionally with soil or hydroponically. Low maintenance, reliable and automated; the easy2grow system allows gardeners to relax, go away on holiday and still be sure of healthy plants and bumper harvests.
The easy2grow System is easily extended so many pots can be linked to a single reservoir. The pots & trays can be easily moved at will, and if the plants grow too large they can be spaced further apart with ease. Once setup and the reservoir is filled with water & nutrients this extremely versatile system will completely take care of all your plants needs.
This system comes complete with:
- 1x 12.4 gal Reservoir and Lid
- 1x easy2gro Tray and Lid
- 2x 2.2 or 3.9 gal pots
- 1x Accessory Pack (includes 1x AQUAvalve, 5' of ¼" tubing, 2x Root Control Squares, 1x ¼" tee for connecting to existing systems, 1x ½"-¼" tee for connecting to existing systems and 1x full instructions)
- 1x ¼" Rubber Grommet
- 1x ¼" Tank Filter
- 1x ¼" Inline Valve
Building Your AutoPot System:
Step #1 - Choose your pot size
Choose from either 2.2 gal or 3.9 gal, depending on the size of the plant you will be growing. Choose the smaller pot for smaller plants such as lettuce and most herbs. Choose the larger pot for larger plants such as squash, tomatoes, etc.
Step #2 - Choose your growing medium
Although we highly recommend a 50/50 mix of coco/perlite (which you can purchase pre-mixed or individually) you can also use a mix of soil/clay pebbles (e.g. Hydroton), coco/clay pebbles or rockwool Grocubes. It is also advisable to add a thin layer of perlite at the bottom of each pot before adding your 50/50 mix of choice.
*One 50 liter bag of growing medium will fill approximately 6x 2.2 gal pots or 3-4x 3.9 gal pots.
*One 1 cubic foot bag of perlite will cover the bottom inch of approx. 12x 2.2 or 3.9 gal pots.
|System Size||Using 2.2 gal Pots||Using 3.9 gal Pots|
|2 Pot||1 x 50L bag||1 x 50L bag|
|4 Pot||1 x 50L bag||1 x 50L bag|
|6 Pot||1 x 50L bag||2 x 50L bags|
|12 Pot||2 x 50L bags||4 x 50L bags|
|16 Pot||3 x 50L bags||5 x 50L bags|
|20 Pot||4 x 50L bags||6 x 50L bags|
|24 Pot||4 x 50L bags||8 x 50L bags|
|40 Pot||7 x 50L bags||12 x 50L bags|
|48 Pot||8 x 50L bags||15 x 50L bags|
|60 Pot||10 x 50L bags||18 x 50L bags|
|80 Pot||13 x 50L bags||24 x 50L bags|
|100 Pot||16 x 50L bags||30 x 50L bags|
Step #3 - Optional - choose your accessories
The AirDome Kit is a great way to increase growth rate and size. Attach the AirDome to an air pump using 3/16" ID tubing and watch your plants' root system take off with explosive growth due to the added oxygen.
The Reservoir Stand is both attractive and allows the reservoir to drain completely. If you do not purchase a stand you can simply place the reservoir on the ground next to the easy2grow tray(s).
Step #4 - Expand your growing system
Add additional plant sites to your system simply by adding additional easy2grow Extension Kits (and growing medium, if necessary). Or mix & match with 1Pot or 1Pot XL Extension Kits.
It's best to use clean fertilizers with this system, meaning those that are mineral based. Nutrient formulas with a lot of organic components will cause biofilm to develop on the AQUAvalve, the inside of the tubing, tray and reservoir. This can eventually cause your system to clog up and fail, or at the very least it will require you to clean the system on a regular basis and create unnecessary work for you.
If you want to incorporate organic components into your feeding schedule it's no problem - we do this all the time. Here's how. Simply add these to the root system by pouring them right over the top of the growing media once per week (diluted at the proper ratio, of course - not full strength!). A cup or so of organic nutrient solution should be fine; you only need a little bit of that organic goodness to innoculate the root system, and you don't want to apply so much that it ends up leaking into the tray as that would defeat the whole purpose of what you're trying to accomplish.
When transplanting always put a 1-1.5" layer of perlite (preferred) or Hydroton at the bottom of each pot, before you add your growing medium of choice.
Water by hand, and only when necessary, for the first 10-14 days before switching on your system. This will allow the root system to become established and will get the plants off to a quicker start.
Do not let the reservoir empty completely before refilling. It's always best to top it up when there is still some solution left.
BGH is here to help. If you have any questions or need help putting together your dream AutoPot system - just ask us! Here are a few videos to get you started...
|Dimensional/Billable Weight (lbs)||10|
|System Type||Ebb & Flow/Flood & Drain|
|Vendor Item #||APWS111|