Biogarden 20/20 Dual Beds, Two Level, 20ft Tanks FS FDL2
This Biogarden is a 20’ long, two grow level soilless growing system stacked vertically. The upper grow bed receives full light when outdoors, the mid-level is partially shaded and the lower level is a two tanks totaling 400 gallons. When growing indoors, lighting can be placed above the mid and upper growing levels.
For outdoor gardening, the Biogarden 20’ is ideal for growing plants that like sun on the upper level and shade plants on the mid-level. Typical upper level plants include tomatoes, peppers, basil, kale, strawberries and medical marijuana. Shade tolerant plants can be raised simultaneously on mid-level including lettuces, wheat grass, microgreens and aquatic plants such as duckweed.
General Info: The Biogarden is a multifunctional soilless growing system developed at Bioponica. All modules have the capacity to support soilless farming with deep water raft culture, NFT nutrient film technique and ebb and flow media beds. ‘Biogarden’ allows growers to engage in ‘bioponics’ a ‘biological’ technique pioneered at Bioponica.
Our preference is to grow with deep water on both levels or to use an aggregate soilless media on top level and deep water culture on mid-level. The bioponics process is often referred to as ‘organic hydroponics’ or ‘aquaponics’ but purists recognize the distinction from traditional hydroponics and aquaponics. As we have defined it, there are no chemicals allowed in bioponics and fish are supported but not required as a source of nutrients.
With the Biogarden, nutrients may supplied through ‘nutricycling,’ an extraction process that growers can do on-site at a fraction of the cost of manufactured fertilizers. Bioponica offers the Nutricycler and NPK Brewery plus its organic Primordial Soup dry tea blends for making liquid fertilizers on site. Alternately, traditional hydroponics and aquaponics growers may use these systems with chemical fertilizers or raise fish in the Biogarden tank as the source of nutrients.