Cultivation System
Low Tech. High Productivity.

The most cost-effective and hassle free vertical growing system that is created for urban farmers, by urban farmers.

Interested in the growing system? Simply let us know!
InstaGreen cultivation system

The InstaGreen cultivation system:
Grow with a low-tech, scalable design.

At InstaGreen we have spent years hacking indoor farming, testing and building efficient growing methods. Instead of going high-tech and focussing on ‘apps’ that nobody uses, we built a low-tech system for ourselves. A system that can meet the biggest challenge in urban agriculture: how to grow cost-effictively in relatively small indoor spaces in urban areas. It’s a no-fuss, easy-to-use and cost effective system that is developed and used at the urban farm in Barcelona. Designed for adjustability, scalability and cost-effective growth.

up to
smart trays

average production
cups / week

unnecesary apps

280 Watt
energy consumption
(± 1 solar panel)

Learn more about the system

That's what we call smart watering !

No-fuss: Low-tech, because that just works perfect.

No, we didn’t ‘build an app for that‘. Plants grow perfectly without an app. ;-)

What we díd build, is a vertical cultivation system that uses our low-tech ‘smart-trays’, watering slides and natural phenomena, such as capilarity and gravity, to get water, oxygen and nutrients to the growing greens.
(Read more on why we believe in low-tech solutions).

Scheme showing the functioning of the smart trays

The only ‘tech’ you need

The module only uses tech components where needed. Such as the high quality LED’s that are used to get the right amount of light to the growing microgreens. And a pump that automatically waters the plants every day on schedule, so you can do more important stuff (Such as building your business or enjoy some time out in the weekend).

Scheme showing the functioning of the smart trays
Adaptability and scalability ensured with the InstaGreen cultivation systems

Adjustable to your needs.

The system is easily mountable and adjustable. This allows you to later place add-ons for different plants, or have different sized modules to easily fit inside your growing space.

You can also grow in different formats. You can cultivate living microrgeens, for instance in our biodegradable cups and organic substrate, or you can grow entire trays full of microgreens that you freshly cut before delivering them to your clients.

Urban farming growing system pack containing two cultivators and one germinator

Easy scale up

Everything we use, from the smart-trays, the biodegradable cups, to the slides, the cultivation system and the germination rack, they all fit perfectly together. This allows you to scale up fast, without the need to switch to another system. Whether you use one module or one hundred, the same design works.

You can even start to grow larger plants, using just a couple of add-ons.

Urban farming growing system pack containing two cultivators and one germinator
instagreen growing system layers

Cost effective

The basic 6 layer growing system using 12 smart-trays is able to produce up to 480 cups fast growing microgreens per week (12 x 40 cups). Sell those for €3-€3,5, like we do, and you produce up to € 1440 in microgreens. Every week. Or € 6240 per month. Not bad for a system that only costs you € 2599.

Our smart trays measure 110 x 55 x 5 cm / 43.3” x 21.6” x 19.7” (4 x 1020-tray)

Our biodegradable compostable cups are 10 x 14,5 x 5 cm / 4” x 5.7” x 2”

The cultivation system comes in 2 standard configurations:


2599excl. VAT & shipping cost
  • 6 layers
  • 12 smart trays included
  • 110 x 120 x 237 cm (L x B x H)
  • 30 cm avg. height (light to plant)
  • 480 cups weekly avg production


3499excl. VAT & shipping cost
  • 8 layers
  • 16 smart trays
  • 110 x 120 x 237 cm (L x B x H)
  • 25 cm avg. height (light to plant)
  • 640 cups weekly avg production

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our cultivation systems.

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Cultivation pack containing 2 grow systems and 1 germinator

Essentials Growing pack

Get your production up to speed with this essentials cultivation pack.

  • 2 x cultivation systems (12 trays)
  • 1 germination system (24 trays)
  • 48 smart-trays in total
  • Can produce > €12.480 per month


Total € 6.116 excl.VAT
Now: € 5.799 (you save € 317)
excl. VAT & Shipping

Cultivation pack: 2 grow system + 1 germinator + 4 day training

Growing pack + training

Become an urban farmer, with this cultivation pack and our 4 day training.


Total € 9.115 excl.VAT
Now: € 8.299 (you save € 816)
excl. VAT & Shipping