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About Noocity’s Home Vegetable Garden Kit

What does Noocity’s Home Vegetable Garden Kit include?

Depending on the kit size you have ordered, you’ll be receiving:

- 1 Noocity vegetable garden bed 100% natural substrate for the size of the vegetable garden bed

- Expanded clay pebbles for the area of the chosen vegetable garden bed

- Organic fertiliser (enough for 4 months)

- Selection of the season’s plants and/or seeds

What are the dimensions and weight?

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.

What comes with the Noocity Growbed?

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

- 8 Connectors 14 Push buttons (16 with the Large version, 12 with the Small version)

- 1 Geotextile mat

How much expanded clay, substrate and water should I put in?

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.

What is the Geotextile Mat?

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.

Does this system provide drainage?

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.

What’s the Growbed’s weight once it’s filled with water and potting soil?

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

What is the Noocity Growbed made of?

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.

About Noocity’s Organic Fertiliser Pack

What does Noocity’s Organic Fertiliser Pack include?

Noocity’s Organic Fertiliser Pack has been designed so that it comes with all the nutrients needed for the size of the Noocity Home Vegetable Garden chosen.

- 3 x 100gr of Granular Organic Fertiliser (small pack for your Small Home Vegetable Garden)

- 3 x 200gr of Granular Organic Fertiliser (medium pack for your Medium Home Vegetable Garden)

- 3 x 400gr of Granular Organic Fertiliser (large pack for your Large Home Vegetable Garden)

What is the Noocity Organic Fertiliser made of?

We have put together two types of Granular Organic Fertiliser which release nutrients slowly, creating ideal conditions for all types of vegetables to grow… even those that require extra care!

> Phenix Organic Fertiliser

One of the most complete organic fertilisers, Phenix is high in organic material content, including nutritional elements (nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium) also of organic origin. NPK 6-8-15 - Certified for use in organic agriculture in compliance with amended Regulation (EC) no. 2092/91. – Fertilisers NF U 42-001 Nitrogen (N) total 6%; organic Nitrogen (N) 5%; Phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5) 8%; Potassium oxide (K2O) 15%; Calcium oxide (CaO) 5%; Magnesium oxide (MgO) 3%; Total traces of elements (Fe, B, Zn, Mn, Mo, Cu, Co), approximately 0.1% of which Fe 700 mg / kg. Organic Matter: Organic carbon (TOC) 25%; Organic matter 50%; Humic acid 1.5%; Fulvic acid 3.8%; Amino acid 5%; pH 6 Raw material: ammonia free beetroot pomace extract, guano phosphate, dehydrated bird manure.

> GREENSTAR stimulating organic fertiliser

Particularly rich in nitrogen, with the properties of a metabolic activator. Certified for use in organic agriculture in compliance with Regulation EC 834/2007 and EC 889/2008. – Fertilisers NF U 42-001 Organic substance 41%; Amino acids and proteins 56% ; Humic and fulvic acids 13%; Total nitrogen (N) 8%; Organic nitrogen (N) 8%; Total phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5) 1%; Total potassium oxide (K2O) 1%; Magnesium MgO 4%; Organic carbon (C) of biological origin 23%; Sulphuric anhydride (SO3) 15% C / N 2.5; Boron 4.62 mg/kg; Iron 661 mg / kg; Manganese 37.2 mg / kg; Copper 5.75 mg / kg; Zink 67.2 mg / kg Amino acids: Aspartic acid 2.51 /100gr; Glutamic acid 3.25 /100gr; Alanine 2.05/100gr; Arginine 1.73/100gr; Phenylalanine 1.13 /100gr; Glycine 1.89/100gr; Hydroxyproline 0.449 /100gr; Isoleucine 1.24/100gr; Histidine 0.632/100gr; Leucine 2.20/100gr; Lysine 1.13 /100gr; Proline 1.70/ 100gr; Serine 1.74 / 100 gr; Tyrosine 0.652/ 100 gr; Threonine 1.18 / 100 gr; Valine 1 , 61 / 100 gr; Cysteine and Cystine 0.378/ 100 gr; Methionine 0.395/ 100 gr; Tryptophan 0.190 / 100 gr; Glutamic acid (free) 0.124/ 100 gr; Alanine (free) 0.237 / 100 gr; Leucine (free) 0.106 / 100 gr

And so Noocity’s Fertiliser Pack comes with a complete Fertiliser high in organic content and rich in macro nutrients (the so-called NPK), micro nutrients (Fe, B, Zn, Mn, Mo, Cu, Co, etc..), essential amino acids, fulvic and humic acids. Feed your substrate in such a way that it is perfect for your plants.

how to buy

I want to purchase a Noocity Home Vegetable Garden Kit

I purchased Noocity’s Home Vegetable Garden Kit and haven’t received it yet. How should I proceed?

Delivery takes approximately 5 business days in the European Community, and 10 business days for other countries outside the EU. If you haven’t received your order, please contact us at info@noocity.com.

I purchased Noocity’s Home Vegetable Garden Kit and haven’t received it yet. How should I proceed?

Yes. We work closely with our suppliers and keep track of the quality control tests carried out on our products. However, if the product is not within your expectations, we will reimburse the full amount for which it was purchased. Please return the whole product in perfect condition and within its original packaging, within 45 days from the purchase date so that we may reimburse the amount due. Please contact us at info@noocity.com.

If I receive a damaged or incomplete Noocity Home Vegetable Garden, or if it is not what I ordered, how should I proceed?

Please contact us immediately at info@noocity.com. We will replace it, verify your order and proceed accordingly, or reimburse you.

I would like to purchase a Noocity Fertiliser Pack

Can I purchase the Noocity Fertiliser pack without purchasing a Noocity Home Vegetable Garden Kit?

Yes! You can buy each product individually; there is no obligation to purchase the Noocity Home Vegetable Garden Kit. These products are sold separately to complement the kits and also to ensure the best results in creating your Vegetable Garden. However, they are not exclusive.

The Noocity Fertiliser Pack is damaged; how should I proceed?

If the content is damaged, please contact us by sending an e-mail to info@noocity.com. We will replace it or reimburse you.

I ordered the Noocity Fertiliser Pack and haven’t received it. How should I proceed?

Delivery takes approximately 5 business days in the European Community, and 10 business days for other countries outside the EU. If you haven’t received your order, please contact us at info@noocity.com.

I purchased the Noocity Fertiliser Pack but it is not what I has anticipated. How should I proceed?

We work closely with our suppliers and keep track of the quality control tests carried out on our products. However, if the product is not within your expectations, we will reimburse the full amount for which it was purchased. Please return the whole product in perfect condition and within its original packaging, within 45 days from the purchase date, so that we may reimburse the amount due. Please contact us by sending an e-mail to info@noocity.com.

how to use

Using the Noocity Home Vegetable Garden

What can I grow in the Noocity Growbed?

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.

How much produce can I expect to grow on average?

Noocity has ascertained an average yield of 20kg /m2 per year.

How do I know my plats are getting the right water?

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.

How should I water the plants on Noocity Growbed?

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.

Should I use seeds or plug plants to start?

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.

How do I know till what extent the substrate goes?

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.

Is the capilarity system working well?

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.

How should I water the plants on Noocity Growbed?

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.

What is Expanded Clay and what do I need it for?

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.

How can I guarantee my edible garden is perfectly nourished?

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.

How do I maintain my Noocity Growbed beautiful?

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.

How often I must to change the soil or the expanded clay?

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.

How can I guarantee my edible garden is perfectly nourished?

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.

How do I maintain my Noocity Growbed beautiful?

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.

How many years can my Noocity Growbed live?

Instalamos a nossa primeira Horta Noocity em 2013 e continua a funcionar na perfeição!

Once installed, can I change my Growbed from one place to another?

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.

Can I use the Noocity Growbed indoor?

We strongly recommend you to use the Noocity Growbed outdoor, so that you can grow healthy vegetables and herbs. If you find it attractive 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.

What temperature can a Noocity Growbed resist?

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.

corporate

How do the Noocity Vegetable Gardens work for businesses?

What are the minimum requirements for a vegetable garden at my company?

Assembling Noocity’s Vegetable Garden doesn’t require any building work; all you need is a spot with plenty of sunlight, that does not slope too much, and with access to water.

How long does it take to assemble the Noocity Vegetable Garden?

On average, it takes one day to assemble a Noocity Corporate Vegetable Garden completely and prepare it with plants/seeds.

Who is responsible for maintaining the Corporate Vegetable Garden?

Noocity has recruited/trained a team of ‘growers’ that are passionate about urban agriculture. They are responsible for periodically visiting the Corporate Vegetable Gardens, ensuring that they are suitably maintained, and for preparing regular activities.

What can I do with the vegetables when they are ready to be harvested?

If you are in the restaurant or hotel business you can use them in the kitchen, or distribute them among your employees, or give them to social support institutions. There are so many Organic, fresh and creative ideas.

Can our employees get involved in the vegetable garden?

Of course they can! In fact, that is one of Noocity’s main objectives. Help people connect with nature and bring the benefits of the countryside to the city! Which is why we have developed regular workshops and activities for such easy and intuitive involvement.