How often do I have to refill the water tank?
In midsummer, a pot uses an average of 0.5-1 L of water per day. This means that with 5 pots you have to refill the tank every 1-2 weeks in summer, with 3 pots every 2-3 weeks. Note: The larger the plant, the greater the water consumption.
Can I connect the water tank to the water supply/rainwater pipe?
This is possible with another float valve and a hole. Contact us if you are interested in this option.
Are there larger water tanks for irrigation?
The 35 L tank is enough for several weeks. If you need more capacity, you can connect several irrigation units and expand the system as desired.
Do you offer an installation service?
That's not necessary :-). The system is very easy to set up. Our videos show you how it's done. Setup takes about 15 minutes.
Which plants can I grow with Boum irrigation?
We have successfully tested the irrigation system with many different plants. The system is particularly suitable for plants that like to grow in moist soil. Drought-loving plants (e.g. succulents) are somewhat less suitable. If you order plants from us, you are on the safe side - they are definitely suitable for the system.
Does the irrigation also work in winter?
Irrigation is not designed for temperatures below freezing. We therefore recommend emptying the containers in winter and storing the control indoors in winter.
Does the irrigation also work without WiFi?
Yes. The irrigation must be connected to the WLAN once for configuration. It then works autonomously, even without WiFi. In this case, no sensor data is displayed in the app.
Can I use irrigation for my holiday home if I don't have WiFi there?
Yes. In this case, we recommend an LTE router with a cheap IoT data subscription. This means you can always keep an eye on your irrigation in your second home.
Do hoses have to be laid for irrigation?
Yes, the pots are connected to the tank via a hose. We supply black 7 mm PVC hoses with Quick Connect system and hose cutter with the irrigation. So laying is very easy. The connection is located at the bottom of the pot so that the hoses can be placed discreetly.
Can I use my own flower pots?
Boum irrigation only works with Boum planters (pots). However, you can place these in other containers (outside pots) and continue to use your own colors and shapes.
How many Boum planters can I connect to a water tank?
You can connect up to 12 pots to one water tank. A pot uses 0.5-1 L of water per day in midsummer.
Are there Boum pots in other shapes and colors?
At the moment we offer Boum in a subtle color - the plants provide the colors! From autumn 2023, our range will be constantly expanded to include other pot shapes. In the newsletter you will find out when the time comes.
Which soil should I use with Boum irrigation?
We recommend Boum plant soil, which was specially developed for Boum irrigation. But you can also use your own soil. It is important that it has a good connection to the bottom of the wicks and draws the water up into the upper layers.
Is Boum soil suitable for all plants?
Boum soil is a universal substrate that works with most commercially available plants. We recommend appropriately adapted substrates for special crops.
Do I have to fertilize the Boum soil?
The Boum soil is organically pre-fertilized. Depending on the plant, fertilization is sufficient for 4-6 weeks. You can then fertilize with Boum fertilizer. The app tells you when the right time is.
Is Boum Earth environmentally friendly?
The Boum Earth consists exclusively of by-products of Swiss forestry and agriculture and contains biochar - it is therefore very climate-friendly and good for nature.
Is the Boum Earth organic?
Boum soil is approved for organic farming.
Which plants can I grow with Boum irrigation?
We have the irrigation system with many different plants
successfully tested. The system is particularly suitable for plants that...
likes to grow in moist soil. When you order plants from us you are up
on the safe side - these are definitely suitable for the system.
I'm looking for a specific plant - can you add it to your range?
We are always open to suggestions. Write us a message and we will get in touch with you.
Do you offer gardening services?
In the moment not. But with the Boum system, growing plants is very easy and fun :-).
Company, delivery and guarantee
Who is behind Boom?
Boum is a Swiss urban gardening startup and spin-off from the University of Bern. You can find more information about us in the menu item “about us” .
Where are Boum products made?
Boum plants and soil are produced entirely in Switzerland from Swiss raw materials. The hardware is developed and assembled in Switzerland. We source hardware components from international suppliers.
Are Boum products environmentally friendly?
Our soil is peat-free and contains biochar to store CO2. The material for our water tanks and planters is 80% recycled and designed to last a long time. Our vegetables and herb seedlings are organic, and our wildflowers are local Swiss blends. In this way, together with our customers, we make a contribution to climate protection and biodiversity.
How does the 60 day return work?
It's simple: If you are dissatisfied with our hardware within 60 days of purchase, send it back to us in the original packaging. We will then refund you the purchase price after checking the device. Does not apply to soil and plants.
How does the 3 year guarantee work?
We offer a 3-year guarantee on our hardware. If a defect occurs during this time, you can contact us by email at email@example.com. We organize everything else. Does not apply to soil and plants.