WHAT CAN YOU GROW?

The choice of plants for your Foody is vast. We have listed a few suggestions to get you going, but be adventurous!

 

Salads: 

Lettuce, chard, spinach, pak choi, peppers, cherry tomatoes, radish, spring onions and broccoli. Or try the new varieties of Micro Greens that pack in the flavour and are so quick to grow and harvest, Micro Leaf mustard, corainder,, broccoli, radish and basil are a few to try!

 

Herbs:

Basil, chives, coriander, thyme, oregano, dill, parsley, chervil, mint, sage, tarragon, lavender, land cress, mustard

 

 

In our greenhouse at LIFE we grow everything from seed and then transfer it over into the Foody.

 

 

The picture to the left is some of the seedlings which are growing in coir.

 

Coir (Plagron) is a an ideal planting medium for use in Foody pods. It is 100% organic granular by-procut that comes from coconut husks.

 

Here are some facts about Coir and why it is our first choice growing media.

  • It maintains excellent air porosity eveb when overwatered or saturated and helps root systems develop faster

  • Coir also has better water retention qualities than peat and many other growing media types

  • Coir absorbs mositure immediately, even from a dry state

  • Coir is pH stable

  • Coir is a renewable resource with no hazardous disposal problem

  • Coir is available in dehaydrated 'brick' form to save costs of energy transportation

 

We recommend FORMULEX ® as a balanced, complete liquid plant feed. When using Coir as a growing medium, that is great for helping roots develop and holding moisture, it has however no natural nutritional value, so plants need a good quality fertiliser such as FORMULEX

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