The Metro-Grower™ Elite solves the persistent problems of growing in a container. It utilizes a compact, subirrigation organic growing system, watering plants from the bottom up as nature intended. That’s a perfect fit for the urban or suburban family. It can be used almost anywhere – a patio, porch, balcony or a backyard. The Metro-Grower™ PLUS will produce bountiful harvests, an early spring planting of peas, a summer collection of lettuce and greens, and a fall harvest of kale or spinach. The instruction manual illustrates how to grow vegetables vertically, including squash cucumbers, beans and peas as well as the standards like strawberries, ornamental plants and more.
With its ease of operation the Metro-Grower™ Elite appeals to the beginner and at the same time it attracts an expanding group who has taken the time to better understand a deeper level of Organic Gardening. Best of all it provides the ability to grow 100% organic vegetables.
The unique sub‐irrigation watering design waters plants the way nature intended ‐ from the bottom up. Fill bottom tray with plain water, aquaponic, or aquarium water. A Permanent Air Space is created under the soil separator between the soil above and the water reservoir below. The Metro-Grower™ takes the guesswork out of watering. The exposed water reservoir, a valuable improvement only found in the Metro-Grower™ is always visible. You can see exactly how much or how little water your particular crops desire.
The Metro-Grower™ Elite is constructed of UV protected food‐grade plastic and holds a utility patent making it the only growing container of this type sold today. It is made in America and comes with a 5‐year limited warranty far exceeding industry standards.
Coir, a byproduct of coconut harvesting, has high water holding capacities and provides plant roots with excellent drainage.
Trace Minerals are essential for building rich, fertile soils. Minerals increase the plant’s nutritional value and promote overall health of the soil.
Pumice, a natural volcanic rock, is an aggregate that increases the moisture and nutrient retention in soil containers. Pumice will never deteriorate.
Vermicompost, or worm compost, is the end product of the breakdown of organic material by worms. Vermicompost uses worms and microorganisms to turn yard or kitchen waste into usable, nutrient rich soil.
SoilKey, our organic fertilizer with low N‐P‐K (Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium) containing nutrients and micronutrients is designed to increase the biological activities in the soil, compost, and vermicompost.
Mycorrhizae, a beneficial fungus that increases the surface absorbing area of plant roots. Mycorrhizal fungi colonize on the plant roots and extend into the surrounding soil, forming a symbiotic relationship between the fungus and the plant roots.
Coir Mulch, a by product of coconut harvesting, this will help prevent loss of moisture in the soil and reduce the possibility of any weed seeds germinating.
Growing Container Size: 16″x16″x9″
Growing Container Volume: 6 gallons
Saucer Size: 20″x20″x2″
Saucer Water Reservoir Capacity: 1.5 gallons
The only thing you need to add is about 3 gallons of garden compost to create the perfect mix.