Was gone away for about a week but finally got both machines setup in their new home. We built a custom grow room. The picture you see is the back of it, but it’s about 12’ long. It’s likely as we add another machine that they will go against a side wall instead. Wires hanging from the ceiling are RJ45 ethernet (Cat 6) and will power an access solution (Ubiquiti Unifi AP Pro) as well as 2 X PoE security cameras. Door locks with a deadbolt powered by an August. @Stephen I’ll send you some additional pictures once all is said and done.
So, yesterday after setting up the units and connecting to the wifi (Grobo has already done 1 full grow), we moved into germination. Grobo - well, it’s dead simple. Plug in your recipe and the app walks you through it. Can’t be simpler. The Mary is still what I would consider as beta. The app doesn’t do much (but it’s super pretty) beyond controlling the lights. You can add a plant but all that does is allow you to name it. It doesn’t have any recipes, etc so it’s really just a single growing system. You do have a lot of capability to manually change the settings, but it’s not as automated as Grobo for sure. Germinating in the Grobo as you know is done in the cocopod. With Mary, it’s done on some plates and wet paper towls. You then move it to rock wool once the tap root comes out.
Anyway, Day 1. I’ll keep everyone posted. Some pictures below for you to see. So far, simplicity of grow and communication to someone who isn’t an expert in growing goes to Grobo. The adding of a new plant and walk through - and recipes are amazing in comparison. Great job to the team.
One thing the Mary has going for it though is how quiet it is. It’s dead silent compared to the Grobo which I find pretty loud.