What is Gravity Fed Hydroponics by MEGAPOT

What is Gravity Fed Hydroponics?

Gravity fed Hydroponics is quite simply a method of growing plants without soil.  Plant roots are placed in direct contact with the nutrient mixture of water and minerals, and given access to oxygen, providing everything needed for proper growth. 

How Does a Gravity Fed Hydroponic System Work?

The system uses a large container positioned above the plants, and the nutritional solution filters through a network of “plumbing” in a controlled manner. The system is normally used with a growing container. 

The water is delivered to the base, and capillary action attracts the water up in to the growing container. This inundates the roots of your plant with everything it needs to grow.

Here at MegaPot, all our designs are with the hydroponic grower in mind.  Our options are tailored to those who want the benefit of growing in large pots using a gravity fed system.

What Can I Grow Using a Gravity Fed Hydroponic System?

If you’ve never used the system before, its better to start slowly and learn with time. 

You can start with some simple crops and move on to more complicated things once you understand the complete workings of your Gravity Fed Hydroponic System.

A good place to start is with the following:

  • High Value Crops
  • Peppers 
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Herbs
  • Strawberries
  • Cucumber

These crops have been found to take very little time or effort to grow, which is a great way to start learning your system.

Why Use MEGAPot’s System?

At MEGAPot, we provide the best gravity fed hydroponic system in the UK. 

We have combined several systems into one. And can provide you with expert experience gained over the years in the industry.  Our system is one of a kind and can be used indoors or outdoors.

With the impact on the environment in mind, our gravity fed system doesn’t use as much electricity to circulate the nutrient solution reducing your carbon footprint.  

Who Could use a Gravity Fed Hydroponic System?

Literally anyone. From the young green fingered members in your family, to the oldest allotment attending member. 

If you’re unsure what system to use or don’t know where to start, just give us a call at Megapot and we’ll help you decide. We have several different options available.  You can be an absolute beginner, or extremely experienced, we’ll have options available to suit every need.

Why Use a Hydroponic System?

There are several reasons why its beneficial to use a gravity fed hydroponics system. There is not much equipment needed for the system itself, and with the correct conditions, can be used at home. 

This can save time and money, especially if you don’t have a garden and would have to rent an allotment away from home.

Growing indoors also means you can grow all year round and can control the temperature/climate. But also that your crops will be exposed to fewer pests and therefore fewer chemicals.

You can manage the exact nutrient content for your crops. Ensuring they get what is needed for the rapid growth. Our systems can be custom made to the size required which can save space meaning no matter how much space you do or don’t have, there’ll always be room.

In a typical situation, plants need plenty of space so their roots can spread out to find nutrients. 

Because your system will be providing the nutrients straight away, you can plant more in the same space.

And more plants can be grown in a smaller space, it also means that per square foot your yields will be much higher! They’ll also be far healthier and will grow faster, meaning you can generate more crops quicker.

The Main Benefits of a Gravity Fed Hydroponics System

Why are these gravity feed growing systems the best kind of hydroponics to enhance your gardening? 

Gravity fed hydroponic systems can be a cost-effective solution for small spaces. However, the systems that use the water feeder are best suited for growing hydroponic vegetables such as strawberries, herbs, and tomatoes.  

These plants increase and require large amounts of water and nutrients for successful growth.

There are several different types of hydroponic systems available, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. If you want to grow small plants with a faster growth rate than the gravity fed growing network are the best hydroponics system available for you in the market.

A Bullet Point List of Why You Should Be Using A Gravity Fed System: 

  • Helps you utilise space and location
  • Complete control of the climate, meaning you can provide your plants with the best climate conditions to accelerate your plants’ growth.
  • Water-saving gardening practice. Using hydroponic gardening only consumes 10 percent of water as compared to the field-grown plants.
  • Accelerates growth rates.  Everything is in your control. From climate conditions to nutrients supply to the water you use.
  • Minimal use of insecticides and herbicides as you are not using soils at all. Also meaning your plants and crops will grow cleaner and healthier.

How MEGAPot can help you on your way with Gravity Fed Hydroponic Growing

At MEGAPot, we are hydroponic growing specialists with a real passion for our industry.  We have seen how hydroponic growing has really helped many growers produce better crops and plants over the years.  We have taken the best parts of the most popular hydroponic systems and added components to improve it. 

Our Gravity Fed Hydroponics systems are the way of the future. If you would like to discuss your growing needs or need advice on what would work for you, feel free to contact us.