At home growing
GyroCup facilitates the paradigm shift towards substrate free plant growing. We strive to enable clean, resilient and sustainable indoor farming with our reusable superstructure - GyroCup
A independent study by the University of East London concluded using our reusable GyroCup with gel drops compared with single-use plugs (even biodegradable ones!) reduced carbon emissions by a minimum of 80% over a 5 year period (compared to bio polymer substrates). The continuous sourcing of substrate, packaging and transport leads to high carbon footprints and the destruction of delicate natural environments, including biodiverse rich forests.
GyroCup replaces single-use substrates and plastic net pots by offering a superstructure for the plant and roots to grow around. GyroCup is compatible with seeds, seed tape, gel and cuttings. We provide a platform for a diverse range of indoor growing techniques.
GyroCup enhances root growth for leafy and root vegetables and is environmentally-friendly compared to single-use substrates.
WHAT CAN YOU GROW WITH GYROCUP?
5 REASONS TO USE OUR TECHNOLOGY
Avoid the skyrocketing costs of single-use substrates. With just few drops of gel, grow more and better quality fresh food waste free! Utilising gels for what they are best for - germination, we can allow plants to thrive and create resilient farms. GyroCup is compatible with seeds, seed tape, gel and cuttings for most type of indoor farming infrastructure.
#2 CLEAN & FOOD SAFE
Although traditional substrates and seed tape can be used, GyroCup works well with ultra-low cost gels such as Agar and hydrogels, which create a clean farm environment for high standards of food safety for vertical farms.
Our unique designed Silicone rubber formula creates a surface texture easy to clean. Its robust and non-reactive formula allows GyroCup to be washed without damage or degradation, even when using oxidising agents.
#3 SAY GOODBYE TO ROOT ROT, MOULD, ALGAE & PESTS
GyroCup’s antibacterial surface prevents bacteria and other microorganisms from growing on the surface - a common issue with single-use substrates and plastic net pots. Single-use substrate is also a hive for bugs to grow, especially Coco and Peat substrates. Root rot is also a common issue in substrates and hard to control, with GyroCup prevent root rot from saturated substrate.
Reduce your costs by eliminating expensive substrates. No more worrying about volatile substrate supply chains, material handling, excessive cleaning, or substrate waste costs. And no more hard to clean plastic net pots which degrade over time and have to be replaced. Single-use substrates soak up valuable nutrients only to be thrown away, wasting expensive nutrients.
Our technology can be used in small manual farms and large scale farms. Whatever your farm size, we can work with our partners to develop the right solution for you.
If you use gel with the GyroCup, our gelling machine will soon available to automate gelling. We can connect you with the right gel supplier for you. Simple off-the-shelf gels are compatible like agar, however for specialist applications we can connect you with suppliers of gel with rooting hormones included.
#5 PLANT GROWTH
GyroCup's "tentacles" support root development and help stabilises the plant. In fact, our trials show that root length increases by up to 50% post germination.Depending on your application, we can adjust the design to create a bespoke product suited to your growing needs and growing technology.
Comparison of GyroCup vs single use substrates
ZZ Gardening - as seen on YouTube
If you have any enquiries regarding our products or would like to arrange a consultation, please e-mail us or fill in our online enquiry form.