A: The Volksgarden™ draws 6 watts for the rotation motor, and 16 watts for the pump which only needs to run intermittently. The Volksgarden™ lighting options range from 125 / 250 watts Compact Fluorescent up to 400 / 600 / 1,000 watts of High Pressure Sodium depending on your application.
A: You may contact our technical department:
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A: The unit takes approximately 30 to 45 min to make a complete rotation and rotates 24/7.
NOTE: The Volksgarden™ needs to rotate constantly in order to keep all of the plants in conformity - if the garden stops turning, even for a short period, the plants will turn up against the pull of gravity regardless of its relationship to the light source - even when the light is below the plant, it will still grow opposite the direction of gravity.
A: The plants are usually fed 1 or 2 times per day depending on plant requirements and ambient room conditions. Do not over-water!
IMPORTANT: The rooting medium sleeves should only pass through the feed solution to a depth of no more than 1/2". Regulate the pump output with the valve and set the return drain hose into position at the required solution depth.
A: The Volksgarden™ provides the optimal 'light to plant' relationship throughout the whole garden resulting in a 3 to 5 times the per watt yield while using less then one half of the space of a conventional garden.
A: The cylinder body is made of high density poly, and is one solid molded piece. The tray is ABS food grade plastic, and the stand and lighting supports are made from powder coated steel. The medium holders are food grade virgin material.
A: Each plant type will respond differently to the many types of available nutrients. We would recommend experimenting with your favorite brand and closely monitor results. We also would appreciate any feedback based on your results.