Tips, Hints & FAQs

Learn more about what makes GoGro the best solution to your automatic watering needs, and how to get the most out of your new system.

What makes GoGro unique?

The sleek and versatile GoGro system is truly innovative, every detail has been carefully designed to ensure a minimum level of upkeep and boasts many USPs including;

  • Patented valve: the simple to use and easy to maintain valve controls water levels and flow in a way that is completely unique to GoGro
  • Adaptability: you can fit both 15L and 25L pots within the same tray base
  • Circular tray design: allow you to easily rotate and disrupt root growth
  • Extra deep tray grooves: allow for a better circulation of nutrient within the tray
  • Tube tidy: conveniently positioned in the base of the tray, hold 13mm pipe and allows you to configure modules in a neat and tidy manor
  • Secure: the tray lid has been designed to fit securely over the valve, reducing the risk of it dislodging and causing an obstruction. Plus, the barbed inlet on the valve makes it almost impossible to accidently dislodge the pipe.

How and where is the system made?

The valve is constructed from ABS to allow precision manufacture,
while the rest of the system is made from high quality, durable
Polypropylene – both are made right here in Britain!

How can I turn my existing hand watered system into an automated irrigation system?

It’s simple, firstly, you can use your existing pots (most standard 15L and 25L pots will fit within the system)! Simply place your existing pots in GoGro trays, lay down the required pipe work and attach to your reservoir. If you don’t have a compatible pot, you can easily transplant your existing crops into a new GoGro round pot.

Do I need a power source to run an automated irrigation system?

No, our valve has been specially designed so it automatically controls water flow and level within the tray without the need for electricity. All you need to do is ensure your reservoir is elevated above the supply line and GoGro will do the rest!

What size is the valve inlet?

The first generation valve has a 2mm inlet, a second generation is already in production boasting a 2.7mm valve inlet without compromising the valve inlet strength.

What is the flood depth of the GoGro?

The tray floods to a maximum depth of approx. 3cm and then drains to a depth of approx. 1cm; we believe the additional depth/volume in the tray allows for a buffer capacity of nutrient as well as better circulation of nutrient beneath the pot.

Why is it not recommended to grow crops from seeds within the system and where should I allow my seeds to germinate?

We recommend only transplanting crops into the GoGro system when the capillary action of the crop is sufficient to provide adequate nutrient exchange in the tray. We recommend ROOT!T’s range of innovative propagation solutions to give your plants to best start in life.

When should I transplant my new plant into the GoGro?

Every plant is different and there is no definitive stage at which you should transplant into the GoGro system; however, we recommend the best time to do so is when you notice your crop becoming thirstier, and when you find yourself needing need to water the crop more frequently.

How often do I need to top up my reservoir?

We expect a medium sized plant to consume 1.5-2L of water/nutrient per day under normal indoor conditions. This allows for a minimum of two nutrient exchanges into each module per day.

How many litres of Clay Pebble do we advise per module size?

1-1.5L per 15L module and 1.5-2L per 25L module.

How do you stop roots growing out into the tray?

Each module comes with a copper impregnated root control disc, which should be placed at the base of the tray underneath the Clay Pebbles. For fast growing crops, it is inevitable that some roots will get past the control disc and start to grow into the tray, a swift quarter turn of the pot fortnightly (or more frequently if needed) is all that is required to disrupt this root development and prevent blockages.