Tips & Ideas
Growing – what, when and how
Knowhow and inspiration

Learn more and get ideas about how to get the most from growing in a GrowCamp. This is a new and different way of sowing, planting and harvesting!
Below you can read about the experience gained by GrowCamp’s developers and test subjects over the last three years.
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Inspiration

When

In GrowCamp, you will be able to sow much earlier than you are used to. When the tent is covered by plastic, it protects the tiny plants from night frost. Often you will be able to start as early as February.

At the other end of season, there is also something to be gained. If you plant potatoes in July, you will be able to dig up delicious new potatoes in October - November. Carrots sown in August can be eaten from November and till early spring.

Sowing and harvesting schedule

Spacing between seeds and plants

The spacing between the seeds specified in the table takes into account that not all seeds germinate and that some vegetables in a row are harvested before others.

The ideal spacing between the maturing plants is therefore larger than indicated in the table.

Look at the seed packets, but be aware that plants can grow much closer together in a raised bed than in open soil.

Spacing between seeds and plants
The spacing between the seeds specified in the table takes into account that not all seeds germinate and that some vegetables in a row are harvested before others. The ideal spacing between the maturing plants is therefore larger than indicated in the table. Look at the seed packets, but be aware that plants can grow much closer together in a raised bed than in open soil.
Keeping the bed tidy
With intense growth within a small area, it is important to screen off and cut back plants to prevent them from taking up too much space or shading the others. Keep the plants separated by racks or strings and cut off over-abundant leaf growth. Most crops are not harmed by cutting back, and remember - it’s all a question of prioritisation!
Growing seedlings

Growing seedlings involves sowing seeds in pots that are placed in a warm location, e.g. in a sunny window sill or in a heated greenhouse.

Later in the season, you will also benefit from cultivating seedlings, simply to save space in the bed.

For instance, use plant trays at the “upper shelf” of the bed and you will have new plants ready for planting out as soon as there is room below.

Sow and harvest several times

You can sow and harvest constantly in a GrowCamp.

View an overall sample season in a single bed measuring 120 by 120 cm:

Examples

GrowCamp is ideal for growing chillies, peppers and aubergines.

Who hasn’t dreamed of growing all their own herbs.

Besides beautiful vegetables, you can harvest recognition of your creativity.

Free working area

The support canes connecting the trusses can be removed - they can be lifted easily from the mount on both sides, leaving you a free working space at full height, as can be seen in the picture at the bottom right.
Tip: Use the support cane as a “ruler” when sowing or planting.

Tips about covering

If the cover is to be rolled up for an extended period of time, it is an advantage to roll “backwards” to avoid water collecting in the “roll”. Se also: