Frequently Asked Questions
A: Check out our quick set-up video here.
A: You can use your favourite seeds or even try seedlings for an 'instant garden'.
Note: Different seeds germinate at different times. Room temperature, water temperature and quantity of light can effect this.
A: Absolutely! Look for dwarf determinate (bush) varieties. You will need to prune your plants to keep them smaller. If you feel like experimenting with something a little more challenging you can try to bonsai a tomato plant like we did here.
A: You can propagate carrot or potato seeds, but once spouted they will need to be removed as the grow box is not deep enough to grow carrots / potatoes to their full size.
A: For optimal results it is recommended to change the water and nutrients every week. This is most important for mature plants. Use the old water on your indoor or outdoor plants rather than throwing it away.
A: Approximately 10 cents per day on max (16hr) duration and max brightness.
A: 'Legginess' in seedlings is almost always caused by insufficient light. Drop the light down as close to your seedlings as possible. Use the 16hr on duration setting and the brightest light setting.
A: We trialled a lot of systems and all the pumps were noisy, some leaked, didn't add oxygen, and barely moved the water - apart from what's directly around it. They can also be costly to run. This system works by having a gap between the water and the top of the grow box called the Kratky Hydroponics method. This supplies all the air the plants need.
A: Yes. There is a flap that you can weave an air supply line into the bottom of the grow box through.
A: Plants love light. Our light is full spectrum meaning it contains all the colours of the sun. The warm white colour is easier on the human eye. With 84 LEDs it is also one of the largest on the market for any hydro garden.
A: The short answer is 2 weeks. The long answer is it depends on the size and quantity of plants. Do a heavy prune / harvest of any mature plants, dim the light and reduce the light timer duration to 8 hours on. Your plants should be OK for about 2 weeks. Plants will still grow, but more slowly, thus use less water.
A: This is usually due to a lack of nutrients or light.
A: The larger plants could be blocking the light from reaching the smaller ones. Either prune back the larger plants or remove some plants and spread out the remaining ones.
- Please unplug the unit from the power source.
- Completely dismantle the unit.
- Re-assemble the unit and ensure that the base and the light both 'click' when attached to the silver light post. You can push down fairly hard to ensure a good connection. The white buttons at the rear of the light post should protrude.
- Plug the unit back into the power source and see if this has helped.