We have put together a list of FAQS plus growing tips to help you kickstart your plant journey. If you can't find the answer to your question, please send us a note and we would be glad to help you!
- CAN MY SEEDLINGS REALLY GROW IN SUCH SMALL CONTAINERS?
Yes they can! We crafted our plant kits with the proper seeds and soil blend to grow in this environment. Put your pot in a space with ample sunlight – one of the most important aspects of getting your plant to thrive!
- WHAT IS YOUR SOIL MADE OF?
Our soilless potting mix is made up of soil alternatives like peat moss, vermicast and variety of organic and inorganic materials to make sure that your plants get the nutrients that they need for their optimal growth. Using a soilless medium lessens the need for pesticides and other chemicals to maintain your plants therefore ensuring a safer environment for your kids and pets.
- WHY PUSH THE SEEDS 1⁄2" INTO THE SOIL?
A light half-inch blanket of soil provides a warm, moist environment for your seeds to germinate properly. If left uncovered, the seeds may not be moist enough to sprout, but push them too far into the soil and they may never have the chance to peek their heads up.
- HOW DO I MAKE SURE MY SEEDS GERMINATE?
1. Keep your planter in a warm spot like a sunny window.
2. Maintain the top 2” of soil consistently moist throughout germination. Carefully add water as needed.
- HOW MUCH LIGHT DO I NEED TO GIVE MY MINI INDOOR GARDEN?
Your seedlings will thrive in a spot in your home that gets 6-8 hours of direct sunlight preferably on a south-facing window each day.
- WHAT'S THE BEST TEMPERATURE FOR MY HERBS TO GROW IN?
Once your seeds have germinated, they will grow well in normal room temperature (20-24°C). Ideal conditions for germination are at a slightly higher temperature (26°C).
- HOW MUCH WATER DO MY SEEDLINGS NEED?
The amount of water that your plants need will vary based on the temperature and amount of sunlight they are given. In a hotter than average environment with ample sun, plants will need more water, while in a slightly colder or less sunny environment plants will need a bit less.
Keep the soil moist or damp, but not soaking wet. You can check by sticking your finger an inch deep into the soil. If it feels dry, it's time to water.
- WHEN DO I NEED TO FERTILIZE MY SEEDLINGS?
Some people think their seedlings will grow faster if they give them fertilizer right away. However, while they may look helpless, they don't need anything other than water, warmth, and light for their first few weeks. They are capable of feeding themselves up to a point. After that, it's time to start feeding them, following a few standard guidelines.
Keep an eye on how well your seedlings are filling out. Too much fertilizer can cause a flush of tender, lanky growth, which is not what you want. Ease back on the fertilizer if this is the case. In this phase, growing a healthy root system is more important than sending up a lot of green leaves.
- HOW DO I KNOW WHEN TO REPOT MY SEEDLINGS INTO A BIGGER CONTAINER?
We know you are excited to transfer them, but take note that the first and second leaves are called cotyledon and not really their true leaves yet. Wait until they grow 3 to 5 leaves before transplanting them into their permanent planters.