Details
GrowCamp – the ultimate in design, functionality and quality
Raised bed
In a raised bed, you can achieve four times higher yield than in a traditional vegetable garden. This is mainly due to three things:
1) In a raised bed, the soil is more porous because no one is walking on it. This makes it easier for the roots of the plants to seek downwards instead of outwards. Consequently, you can place the plants closer together and harvest more.
2) The good humus soil filled into the raised bed will be loose and moist from the start. Soon it will be filled with earthworms and essential micro organisms that will contribute to the preservation of the good soil structure for years to come.
3) The bed is open at the bottom. This means that there is no risk of water accumulating. The roots will always have sufficient oxygen and the soil will be ready for planting early in the spring.
Insect net
One of the most important advantages of GrowCamp’s Grow tent is that there is no need to use pesticides.
The net cover effectively keeps out carrot flies, white garden butterflies and snails. Play equipment will not be able to harm the crops. If the garden is plagued by deer, cats, mice or other pests - this problem is now solved. You can serve your garden vegetables with a clear conscience - flawless and organic!
The insect net has other important capacities than just keeping out undesirable elements: The net protects against strong sunlight, breaks the wind and shields against heavy rain.
The structure of the net allows 90% of the rain to penetrate and trickle gently through. The protective environment contributes to making the vegetables crisp and delicious as opposed to stringy and coarse.
Greenhouse
The plastic cover protects against the cold and against light night frost, and the tent will act as a greenhouse.
This extends the season considerably. Already at the end of April or beginning of May, you will be able to harvest potatoes and prepare the first bowl of home-grown salad.
When the first batch of potatoes, radishes and lettuce has been harvested, chili, tomatoes and cucumber can be bedded out.
Greenhouse plants will thrive in the bed. An important reason is that aeration can be much more effective than in a greenhouse. Due to the flexibility of the plastic sides, they can be rolled up entirely to let the cooling wind flow in when the weather is hot.
Many crops may overwinter and continue their growth in the early spring. You will be able to harvest fresh crisp root vegetables throughout the entire winter. Celery, chives, spinach and parsley will do fine despite light frost outside. In this way you will be self-sufficient most of the year.

Light and temperature
The bed is heated faster by the sun because the soil is above normal ground level and is heated from above as well as the sides. The temperature of the soil is essential for sprouting and growth. Even a few degrees extra will extend the growing season significantly.
As the bed is raised above normal ground level, the plants receive more light. This is particularly important during the short days of early spring and late autumn. Extra light makes it possible to place the plants closer together than in a normal garden layout and the yield per square meter will increase.
Soil
Amount of soil per 120 x 120 cm bed: 0.65 m3 = 650 litres = approx. 13 bags of 50 litres (depending on consistency). The bed should be filled with soil almost to the top. When the soil settles, there will be approx. 5 cm to the edge, which is ideal.
You can use normal, preferably clayey, garden soil approx. half way up. This retains the water and is furthermore the cheapest solution. Use garden soil purchased from a nursery - peat moss or similar product. It is easy to work with and your crops will have optimum conditions. If you want to be certain to avoid weeds and pests from your own garden soil, use purchased soil for the entire bed.
Measure and materials
The basic GrowCamp grow tent measures 120 x 120 cm. It can be extended by extra modules each measuring 120 cm reaching a total length of 240, 360, 480 cm, etc.
The bed consists of a bottomless box with a height of 50 cm. The upper frame, which clicks on and loc ks, measures 100 cm. Total height is 150 cm.
The 25 mm plastic profiles have UV protection. Corner posts and upper frame are made of strong plastic. All materials are weather resistant. The grow tent is designed for harsh outdoor conditions and is able to withstand even very strong wind impacts.
The grow tent is delivered in boxes with thorough assembly instructions. The basic module (BASIC) measures 115x59x18,5 cm and weighs 32,5 kg .
The extra module (EXTENSION) measures 115x59x10,5 cm and weighs 20,8 kg.

Cover
GrowCamp is supplied with plastic end gables. The sides are lined with netting with plastic outside. Both netting and plastic are fitted with Velcro on the sides and in the base. The netting must normally be rolled up when working or harvesting in the bed.
The plastic sides are rolled down both day and night during the cold months, but as soon as the sun gets warmer the tent warms up quickly and the sides should be rolled up during the day.
When not growing plants which require a lot of heat (greenhouse plants), the plastic sides may be removed entirely during the summer months or they may be rolled up around the clock.
You may also choose to have plastic sides attached on one side only. This will prove particularly useful, if you place the bed in a windy position or near the coast where there is a risk of sea fog.
Location
GrowCamp can be placed almost anywhere: On grass, flagstones or directly on the ground. If the ground is sloping, the bed can be dug into the soil so it stands upright horizontally.
Wind conditions are not important as plants can be shielded against the wind by plastic cover.
The bed should be placed in optimum sun and light conditions.
Provided it fits in with the design of the garden, it may be beneficial to place the GrowCamp with the sides facing east to west so that the sides covered by netting face south and protect the plants against direct sunlight.
If one has several beds, the ideal spacing is 100 – 120 cm. One can make do with as little as 60 cm between the beds. See inspiration.
Wind and weather
GrowCamp has been designed to resist practically every kind of weather. The guy lines fastened between the cover and the bed hold the tent part in place and the soil in the bed ensures the bed remains upright.
Wires attached between the upper structure and the bed, hold the structure in place and the soil in the bed ensures that it remains standing. The plastic cover is frost-proof to minus 18°C. You must make sure that it is anchored firmly in stormy weather; otherwise gusts could possibly destroy the bed. We recommend that you remove both plastic cover and nets in the winter. It extends the lifetime of the bed and the tent parts significantly.
All materials are weather resistant. They expand and contract depending on the temperature.
The plastic cover is soft and malleable in high temperatures, but stiff and more difficult to manage in frosty weather.