In this article, we want to dispel any doubts about how easy and enjoyable it is to grow your own vegetables on your balcony, even if you think you don't have enough space, time, or a green thumb!
Here are our 7 great reasons why growing with Poty is the way to go.
1. Requires little space
Do you want to indulge your passion for gardening but believe you don't have enough space?
Don't let this become a limitation for your ambitions; with Poty, all you need is 42 cm (about 16.5 inches) to creatively use the space available to you. Transform that unused corner of your balcony into a garden brimming with plants, salads, vegetables, and small fruits!
You'll turn that dull, grey balcony into an explosion of colors and flavors!
By using vertical farming, you've got it made!
Did you know that with vertical agriculture, you can grow up to 8 times more compared to traditional potted cultivation?
With Poty, you can cultivate up to 40 plants in less than 1 square meter, all thanks to its modular design!
Poty S has 5 pots and can hold up to 20 plants: perfect for your favorite herbs, a few salads, and vegetables.
2. Poty Includes Everything in the Package
As convenient as do-it-yourself projects may seem, they don't always turn out well. DIY projects can be time-consuming and end up costing more than expected, not to mention all the research and study required to ensure your plants grow well
With Poty, you won't have to think about tools and precautions to build a garden, nor will you need to visit a nursery to buy seeds and resources for cultivation. Everything you need is already included in the package, selected and prepared for you.
Setting it up will only take a few steps, and in less than 30 minutes, you'll be ready to start cultivation – as easy as assembling an IKEA piece of furniture.
Growing a small garden is no longer just for experts and the brave!
To make things even easier, the Poty package comes with the Starter Kit, which includes everything you need for foolproof cultivation:
- Natural coconut fiber substrate for the entire cultivation cycle. It is a sustainable oragnic product and at the same time very simple to use. If you've never heard about it read our dedicated article: Why choosing coconut fiber substrate?
- Organic Bio seed mix, specially selected for each season.
3. Seasonal Plants Always Available!
If you're a beginner urban farmer or simply want to shorten the cultivation time, you have the option to order ready-to-transplant seedlings from our online catalog, which offers over 50+ varieties constantly updated.
You don't necessarily need a green thumb!
You can enrich your garden with new, colorful, and fragrant mature seedlings, allowing you to enjoy your garden and harvest in just a few weeks. From classic to exotic species, you can explore less common yet equally delightful varieties to give your garden an extra flair. Take a look at our catalog for inspiration!
Opting for pre-germinated plants makes cultivation a breeze, allowing you to see the fruits of your labor sooner and avoid the usual complications associated with sowing.
4. Watering is as Easy as Drinking a Glass of Water
Add water and nutrients to the tank, connect the pump to the power outlet, adjust the timer, and remember to refill the reservoir every 4 - 5 days – that's all there is to it!
The automatic irrigation system will take care of watering the plants for you, so you won't risk drowning the seedlings due to excessive water (it happens to everyone!), nor will you have to worry about entrusting someone with the task of watering the plants during your vacation.
But there's more: thanks to the low-pressure fertigation system, the plants will always receive the right amount of water, ensuring a lush and well-cared-for garden.
Still have doubts? Keep reading "Why Switch to Automatic Irrigation?"
5. No green thumb? No problem! Hexbee has you covered
You no longer have to spend hours searching the internet for plant care tips. Hexbee will teach you everything you need to know about cultivation!
Hexbee is your digital cultivation assistant, an interactive guide with all the right information. It will show you how to cultivate, providing advice and tips to achieve a successful harvest!
You don't need to be an agronomist: with Hexbee, you can receive information and guidance on starting your cultivation journey, protecting your garden from insects, infestations, or nutrient deficiencies, as well as learning how to harvest and use the plants effectively.
If there are any problems, suggestions, or doubts, the Hexagro team is always available to listen and assist when needed!
6. Healthy food just a step away from your kitchen
Cultivating your own garden in the city allows you to have access to fresh, locally sourced food without pesticides and chemicals.
According to a study conducted by the co-farming platform You Farmer and the Institute of Applied Research in Usmate Velate, products from the garden offer superior nutritional benefits for cardiovascular health and cancer prevention when sourced from organic, locally grown gardens.
Better food leads to improved cognitive abilities and mood. Following a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables keeps the mind 24% sharper, as demonstrated by a study published in Neurology in the spring of 2015.
The brain functions better when it receives nutrients and slows down when ingesting unhealthy, processed foods high in sugar and fats!
7. Eco-Friendly and Supportive!
For us at Hexagro, sustainability is an integral part of our DNA. That's why Poty is mainly made from recycled PET and utilizes only high-quality recycled materials.
The resources in the Starter Kit are eco-friendly, starting from the coconut fiber to the organic, high-germination Italian seeds, and the pesticide-free fertilizers, all of which are environmentally friendly.
But there's more: Poty allows us to sponsor our social projects, supporting small communities and making vertical agriculture more accessible where cultivation is challenging.
Thanks to our Urban Farmers, we support and transfer know-how and technologies to our social projects unit located in Colombia, providing the best tools to farmers and communities in developing countries.
Hexagro strongly believes in a future where everyone can access healthy food through vertical agriculture, and we can achieve this thanks to revolutionary urban farmers like you!
Starting a small garden on your balcony is a small gesture with a huge impact, both for you and for a community of farmers on the other side of the world!