Simply plug in your Grobo, find the unit via our smartphone or web based app, and hit connect. The app will walk you through planting your seeds or cuttings, then sit back and relax while your plants grow.
Grobo requires very little maintenance; just top off the water and replace the nutrients when the unit sends you a notification! Every few months Grobo will also ask you to flush out the water tanks which is a simple 5 minute process that keeps your Grobo clean and your plants happy!
Grobo utilizes a combination of hydroponics and soil based systems called “Ebb and Flow” to water your plants. It takes fresh water, mixes it with the necessary nutrient supplements, and then feeds it to your plants at the correct time.
We are working to partner with several high quality seed companies that will ship directly to you. Until those partnerships are in place, there are many companies that can be found online that will ship internationally.
We recommend using the nutrients we provide, as we have spent large amounts of time matching the grow recipes to our nutrients to make sure that everyone using a Grobo can easily have the best results and can share grow recipes knowing they will work!
It depends on the stage of life that the plant is currently going through; for younger plants needs less water, while bigger plants require more. Grobo will water according to its recipes schedule so you don’t need to worry!
HPS is often times measured in Watts and, typically speaking, the more Watts the better. However, LEDs change the game up a bit and using "Watts" as your main comparison measurement isn't an accurate representation as per how they actually perform for plant growing compared to HPS lights.
The general rule of thumb is that doubling the value of the wattage of the LEDs will get you the approximate equivalent wattage in terms of an HPS light. However, this again is not an accurate representation as you can achieve much higher levels of blue light with LEDs without having to significantly increase your overall power consumption for all your light spectrums. In a Grobo unit, you can control the blue and red lights separately of each other, while with a HPS light you would have to scale them all linearly with each other. Remember that there is such a thing as too much light as well!
Basically, LEDs are much more efficient and cost effective than HPS light.