Self-Watering Garden Tech
Designed to Grow Beautiful Plants Anywhere.

Discover a new method of container gardening that converts a standard bucket into an incredible and economic self-watering garden system.




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People Behind The Products

Brian Graffius, Inventor

As a Mechanical Engineer frustrated by gardening methods for years, Brian Graffius knew there was a better way to sustain a home garden. Testing techniques from raised beds and square-foot gardening to aquaponics, Brian found each method possessed inherent benefits and drawbacks. When he turned to container gardens as an “easy” option, the southern heat turned an enjoyable pastime into a water-hauling drudgery and he set out to find a better way. Brian’s decades of engineering expertise led him to the GroBucket design that turns any standard bucket into a self-watering container garden. Brian didn’t stop there, soon he tailored the design to incorporate a hanging planter–the GroFern–and then, the GroBuddy was born to add to decorative pots and take away the hassle of tending houseplants.

Brian’s gardening knowledge keeps the rest of the Team in awe. He’s our go-to for soil and technique questions, which led to him being dubbed the “GroTech Garden Guy.” With Brian, the sky’s the limit when it comes to inventing solutions to gardening problems, so don’t hesitate to reach out and share your struggles–He’s sure to have an answer–and if not, he’ll invent one.

Carrie Runnals, Business Manager

With an ecclectic business background, Carrie Runnals joined the GroTech Team to help spread the word about products she’s excited about. Friend turned customer, to now GroTech’s Business Manager, Carrie’s a novice gardener who has become just a tad bit obsessed with the family of GroTech products–with GroBuckets and GroBuddies throughout her home and back porch and GroFerns to welcome you on her front porch. 

Carrie’s main passion is connecting GroTech Growers in a collaborative community sharing growing tips and showing off photos of “What’s in your GroBucket?” She hopes to join gardeners both in-person and virtually as well as bring together other influential Growers who may want to share their expertise on the GroTech blog, YouTube channel, and our upcoming podcast. “We want to open the conversation to encourage and educate people on the benefits of home and urban gardening,” says Carrie.

Feel free to reach out to Carrie on our Contact page with questions or opportunities to collaborate.



Why “Ugly” Buckets?

Why “Ugly” Buckets?

The best way to dress up a bucket is to add a GroBucket garden system and some brightly blooming flowers

Over-watering and Root Rot

Over-watering and Root Rot

One of the biggest problems gardeners experience is under and over-watering. We've all done it. Life gets busy and before we realize, we look over and see a drooping deprived plant. "Oh, NO!!" What's a good gardener to do? Overcompensate, of course! We rush to the...

Why Bucket Garden?

Why Bucket Garden?

Bucket gardens s are the ideal size to grow just about anything that can be grown in a traditional garden from herbs to vegetables and even small fruit trees

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