Indoor Garden – The Super Cropper
The story of the Super Cropper
told by the founders of Urban Hydroponic Growers Union, Charles and Zach.
You can also visit the Super Cropper page on our Indoor Gardening Blog (urbanhydro.org)For a bit of the history of the system
The Super Cropper is really the culmination of our journey into hydroponics. Driven by our desire to found local hydroponic growers unions but faced with lack of knowledge about hydroponic food production, we set out to develop systems and methods of production that would further the concept of distributed urban agriculture.
Here is the idea… a community of growers each using indoor, backyard, and/or rooftop methods of hydroponic cultivation to grow a specific crop or crops. By specializing each grower will be able to be far more productive than when trying to produce a variety of crops. Coming together as a club, co-op, or even business these communities could produce for their members or clients a wide variety of valuable produce year round. Sort of a grow network.
Making this a reality really does require specific systems and methods for cultivation in spaces of all sizes. So we started with the smallest unit we felt could be a productive grow space, the 4×4 grow tent. After growing will all sorts of DIY and purchased hydroponic systems we finally settled in on our favorite method of cultivation, Aero-Hydroponics.
In our experience this method of cultivation is by far the easiest and most enjoyable in a 4×4 indoor grow room. It is clean, requires fewer timers and less medium. Only one problem. There really weren’t any Aero-Hydroponic systems on the market to fit in a 4×4 tent…at least not ones that we could afford.
After two years of trial and error with multiple self designed, self built systems, the Super Cropper emerged as our true favorite. Not only because it’s easy to grow in. Not only because plants grow incredibly fast in the Super Cropper, but also because it just looks so darn cool! We know you’ll enjoy growing with a Super Cropper as much as we do and we have worked very hard to deliver a great system at a great price.