The plant is held in rockwool - which is the product of a rock that has been heated and spun like fairy floss. Rockwool provides uniform oxygenation for a plant's roots, as well as a stable medium for the plant to be secured by. Once the roots grow out of the rockwool, they simply float in our hydroponic nutrient water and grow. providing you with soil-free growing that makes this product perfect for your kitchen!
The lights themselves replicate the wavelength of light that plants need to grow. This wavelength is usually a small band of blue light between 430 and 450 nm, and red light between 640 and 680 nm which when combined result in a purple glow. With this product however, we have incorporated other wavelengths of light, resulting in a warm white light colour with a slight pink tint which is a comfortable addition to any home. The lights itself can be adjusted up or down to correctly illuminate your plant's leaves through different stages of it's life cycle.
This TerraGarden has 12 rockwool growing pods! So you can grow a variety of your favourite herbs and leafy greens such as lettuce, basil, coriander, parsley, rocket and more! All you need to get started are seeds and nutrients of your choice!
38 cm x 38 cm x 32 cm
(roughly the size of a milk crate!)
Product Weight: 2.2 kg
This product does not come with grown plants as seen in the product pictures.
You can grow most small plants in this unit. We recommend herbs and leafy greens such as Lettuce, Basil, Coriander, Parsley, or Dill to begin with. We also recommend trying Lovage, Spinach or Thyme.
You need to add nutrients every time you refill once the plants germinate, usually once a month in the beginning, up to an average of once every 2 weeks (depending on the type of plant/temperature). Our suggested concentration ratios are:
The TerraGarden roots float directly in the water that they grow in, this results in high water efficiency - reducing the amount of maintenance that the system needs! Refill on average once every 2-3 weeks.
Experience higher yields and faster growth due to this product providing the perfect nutrient balance and light exposure that your plants need to grow.
Modern design fits in most kitchens or living rooms - just metres away from your plate. Save the trip to the supermarket and harvest fresh herbs when you need them!
By growing food in your own home, you reduce the distance food travels to get to you - resulting in a fresher meal on your table and fewer emissions from food miles!