About the Noocity Growbed
It is a 100% recyclable and permeable material that is generally used to a filter solid particles.
Its function here is to completely separate the growth area from the water reservoir, so that there are no particles or impurities falling into it.
Yes! The sub-irrigation system is prepared with two drainage holes on the sides of the textile container. If the water reservoir is full, as it may happen when it is storing rainwater, the excess will be drained through these holes. A net keeps the reservoir protected from insects.
This will depend on the type of soil you use to fill your Noocity Growbed.
For accurate knowledge of the total weight, add to the weight of your Noocity Growbed the weight of the potting soil when saturated with water plus the weight of the water itself, when the reservoir is full.
Noocity Growbed Small > 8kg
Noocity Growbed Medium > 9,5kg
Noocity Growbed Large > 13kg
All materials used in the manufacture of the Noocity Growbed are of high quality and prepared for outdoor use. Its structure is made of aluminium and a textile deposit, the Sub-irrigation system is built with food grade PVC board.
With the Noocity Growbed, you’ll be receiving:
2 Large-sized aluminium tubes (4 with the Large version)
2 Large-sized aluminium tubes with holes (4 with the Large version)
2 Medium-sized aluminium tubes (only with the Medium version)
2 Medium-sized aluminium tubes with holes (only with the Medium version)
4 Small-sized aluminium tubes (6 with the Small version)
2 Small-sized aluminium tubes with holes (only with the Small version)
8 Small structure white plates (only with the Small version)
8 Medium structure white plates (16 with the Large version, none with the Small version)
4 Large structure white plates (8 with the Large version, 2 with the Small version)
2 Spacer white place (4 with the Large version, 1 with the Small version)
1 Textile container
1 Supply tube with cap
1 White plastic disc
14 Push buttons (16 with the Large version, 12 with the Small version)
1 Geotextile mat
The Noocity Growbed is available in three different sizes.
The smaller version, the Noocity Growbed Small, is 125 cm length x 35cm width x 35cm height (L49,2″ x W13,8” x H13,8”) and weights 8kg packed.
The Noocity Growbed Medium is 125 cm length x 65cm width x 35cm height (L49,2″ x W25,6″ x H13,8”) and weights 9,5kg packed.
The larger version, the Noocity Growbed Large, is 125 cm length x 125 cm width x 35 cm height (L49,2” x W49,2” x W13,8”) and weights 13kg packed.
Each version of the Noocity Growbed has its capacities:
The Noocity Growbed Small (125x35x35cm) has capacity for 100L of Potting Soil, 22,5L of water and 3L of expanded clay or another highly absorbent inert material.
The Noocity Growbed Medium (125x65x35cm) has capacity for 200L of Potting Soil, 45L of water and 6L of expanded clay or another highly absorbent inert material.
The Noocity Growbed Large (125x125x35cm) has capacity for 400L of Potting Soil, 90L of water and 12L of expanded clay or another highly absorbent inert material.
About Growbeds’ Purchase
Yes. The delivery time to Europe is around 5 days and to the rest of the world 10 days. If you don’t receive your product we will refund you at 100% or send you another product, as you prefer.
Yes. Our Growbeds are manufactured at Europe so we do believe in our high-quality, so if it doesn’t matchs your expectations we will refund you at 100%.
Yes. Our Growbeds provide constant water and an adequate oxygenation so it’s easier to grow in them. If you can’t grow your veggies in a Noocity’s Growbed we will refund you at 100%.
Yes. If your Growbed arrives damaged, besides an apology, we will refund you at 100% or send you another product, as you prefer.
About Growbeds’ Use
Never! You will only need to add nutrients to the soil. After harvesting your crops, use an organic fertilizer to nourish the soil before you start the next growing season.
You should consider the use of some kind of organic fertilizer, at least one time per growing season. Your plants will quickly absorb liquid fertilizers, so do n’t forget to add them weekly. If you choose a granulated fertilizers, remember it will take a little more time to be available to the plants.
You might find that, a combination of both liquid and granulated will reduce the risk for any nutritional deficiency.
The Noocity Growbed has been designed to avoid the common error of over or under watering plants. Since the water reservoir doesn’t run dry, your plants will be taking the exact amount of water they need, when they need it!
Be aware that, different species have different needs on humidity. So, when buying the potting soil, ask for the one with the right water retention characteristics for the kind of vegetables you’re wanting to grow.
Due to it’s sub-irrigation system, watering your plants on the Noocity Growbed should be done only trough the supply tube. When planting Plug Plants you shoul take care during the first couple of days, watering them on top specially in hot days. If you use seeds instead of plug plants, you will have to make sure that the surface layer of the substract will keep humid until the plant starts to develop.
For the rest, relax and enjoy because once the reservoir has water, the garden will do the watering by itself.
We recommend the use of plug plants, as the plant has already started to form and require less care than starting from scratch with seeds.
Nevertheless, plug plants will require some special care during the first couple of days, is important water them from the top on first days.
If you use seeds instead of plug plants, you will have to make sure that the surface layer of the substract will keep humid until the plant reaches the development of a plug plant.
You should fill the Noocity Growbed with the potting soil, right up to the top. Over time, the potting soil will compact down and the level will decrease by a couple of centimetres.
To check if your system is working fine, simply dig in with your hand and check if the under surface layer of soil is humid.
You should fill the water reservoir through the supply tube up to the white plastic disc. Do not worry about being too precise; in case you’re putting to much water, the surplus will start flowing through the drainage holes.
You should check regularly the water level by peering through the supply tube and check the distance water is from the white disk. Depending on the weather conditions, and once full, the water reservoir should last up to 3 weeks with no need to be recharged.
Expanded clay (Leka), or another highly absorbent inert material, is an essential complement for the sub-irrigation system, once it will allow the water to goes up from the reservoir to the cultivation area. You should easily find it in Garden Centres.
We do not recommend that you do so, to ensure the proper functioning of the system you shoul use a light and flyffy potting soil, without rocks, pieces of wood, clay or sand. Ask in you garden centre for the appropriate potting soil for edible gardens.
The potting soil should be light and fluffy. It should contain the least stones, pieces of wood, clay or sand. You could use a mixture of cocopeat with vermicompost, for example, or ask in your garden centre for the appropriate potting soil for edible gardens.
A slight maintenance is enough, you can simply wash with water, using the hose, or wipe the aluminium frame with a cloth. If you would like a deeper cleaning, remove the soil and expanded clay, and get it perfectly clean with pressured water.
We installed the first Noocity Growbed in 2013 and it still works perfectly fine after 4 years!
No! When installing your Noocity Growbed, and before filling it up with the expanded clay, please choose the final spot where you want to leave it. Dragging the bed after filling the capillarity compartments will spread the expanded clay and ruin how the sub-irrigation system works. If you want to change your Growbed from one place to another, you’ll have to take the substrate and expanded clay out in order to move it.
We strongly recommend you to use the Noocity Growbed outdoor, so that you can grow healthy vegetables and herbs. If you find it atractive to put indoor, please make sure you choose the right plants to those conditions. Remember, most of the edible plants require at least 3 hours of sunlight.
Noocity Growbed has no problem facing hard winters or hot summers. Even if the reservoir is totally filled, it’s still has an extra cm of “air gap”, this will allow the water to expand in case it freezes, without making any damage to the Noocity Growbed. Hot sunny summer wont be a problem as well, you might notice a different tone of blue if your Growbed is too exposed to sun.–
You can grow almost any root or leaf vegetable in the Noocity Growbed, once the depth of the soil is about 25cm. Vegetables, fruits and herbs will happily grow in your Growbed, we’ve already harvest and ate delicious Eggplants, Carrots, Watermelons, Cucumbers, Beans, all kind of Tomatoes, Strawberries, Fennel, French garlic, Fresh onions, Radish, Lettuces, and much more.