How big is the VOG?
The biggest model VOG takes up 6 square feet of floor space next to a wall about the same size as a television or a bookcase. The smaller unit (the Mini) will be able to sit in your windowsill. Perfect for the dorm, office or condo!
Is the frame natural/chemical free as well?
Yes. The VOG frame is made out of Spruce, Pine or Western Red Cedar. The tubes are agricultural grade plastic. Wrought iron and polished aluminum frames are also available with custom pricing.
How many fruits/vegetable/herbs can I grow?
Anywhere from 16 to 64!
Does it come in different colours/styles?
Yes. There are a number of different designs to choose from.
Is it easy to assemble/disassemble?
Yes. You need no more than a screwdriver and a crescent wrench!
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What is hydroponic gardening?
Hydroponic is soil-less gardening. The way the plant is nourished is from fertilizer added to the water.
How much will it cost to grow my VOG?
The starter kit includes everything you need for your first crop. Afterwards, you will spend approximately $40/year on fertilizers and seeds.
What is the return policy?
How long will it take to ship?
The VOG will ship between 3-5 days.
How long will it take to grow my VOG?
You will be eating your own greens in 3 weeks and the rest of your vegetables between 45-100 days (depending on the variety)
Is it re-usable?
Yes. You will never have to buy anything other than seeds and fertilizer again.
How much does it weigh?
Approximately 8 pounds for the Mini, 15 for the Urban and 30 for the Gen Next.
Is there anywhere I cannot grow my VOG?
No. The grow light provides year around gardening anywhere!
How does it work?
The pump in the reservoir pumps the water up and from there gravity takes over!
How often do I need to attend to my VOG?
You need to attend to your VOG as little as five minutes once every week or two.
Is there anything I can't grow?
We do not recommend growing root vegetables.
Do I have to grow seasonally?
Depending on where you are and what you would like to grow, natural light is encouraged. Refer to climate zone sheet for what you can grow over what you want to grow. Leafy vegetables (i.e. anything that doesn’t bloom can be grown year around under a grow light. You might never need to spend money greens again!
How much water do I need?
Less than 1 gallon daily for most plants and 1 1/2 gallons daily for plants when they’re in full bloom.
How is it different/better than a regular garden?
It’s an indoor and outdoor year round garden design for people who don’t have access or time for one.
Can I move the plants around?
Yes. Each plant is individual of itself. Each tube is also individual and modular.
I'm not a gardener. Will I be able to grow my own VOG easily?
Absolutely! Please check out the videos to see exactly how easy it is. Sowing Seeds Video. Reaping Video.
Will my VOG need any maintenance?
All that is required is minor cleaning between growth cycles and adding water, checking the pH and adding nutrients!
Do you have any tips for starting my VOG?
Depending on the time of year and the amount of natural light in your residence there are a myriad of options. Check out the “What Can I Grow?” page.
Isn't soil good for the plants?
Not necessarily. The reason for most garden pests are soil. The eggs are laid in the soil next to your vegetables. Removing the soil we also remove the nesting grounds enabling you to grow your own organic green and vegetables without ever having to use any pesticides at all!
Where do the plants get their nutrients?
The plants get their nutrients from the natural organic fertilizer supplied. More fertilizer is readily available.
Who do I contact for comments/questions/concerns?
Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is the VOG system loud?
It sounds like a peaceful waterfall. It is also on a timer and can be shut off when desired.
Do I need to clean the VOG?
Minor cleaning between cycles is encouraged to control any residue left from the plants.
Can individual parts be replaced in the event that they are broken?
Can I connect VOGs together for a bigger garden?
Yes. Custom designs are available.
Are there any safety risks?
When used properly there are no safety risks. It’s as safe as a fish tank!
Can I move my VOG system after its set up?
Yes. As long as the veggies you're growing allow for it to be moved!
What do I use as fertilizer?
Organic fertilizer is supplied.
Do you have to refill nutrients because there is no soil?
Yes. It is recommended you replace the water / nutrient solution every two weeks.
Is there a light system attached?
There is LED lighting available to aide growth in the winter months
Why Grow Organic?
There are many benefits to growing organic. Read about some of the benefits of organic here.