FAQs

ECO GROW KITS

WHEN CAN I TRANSPLANT THE SEEDLINGS?

Seedlings can be transplanted once they are large enough to handle. Before transplanting seedlings it important to prepare your new pots ready for the seedlings to be transfered to. Any size pot can be used for transplanting but small terracotta pot, approximately 12cm in diameter is perfect. Fill the pots with moist compost and leave to one side. Loosen the soil around the seedlings (a kitchen fork or spoon is handy for this); then carefully lift them out, one at a time. Try to handle seedlings by their leaves to avoid damaging the tender stems and roots. Poke a hole in the new container's planting mix, place the seedling in the hole, and firm soil around it. Water the transplant right away. Keep the containers out of direct sunlight for a few days to let the transplants recover from the move.

WHAT SIZE POT DO I TRANSFER SEEDLINGS INTO?

A pot 2-3 times larger than your seedlings current pot. This is so the roots can have room to grow. Terracotta pots are ideal as they are cheap and can be used over and over again but if you want to be eco friendly, you could transplant seedlings into peat or biodegradable pot. These types of pots will start to degrade down when planted into the garden or into a larger pot, feeding the plant and also protecting the roots from becoming damaged during yet another transplant.

WHAT COMPOST DO I USE WHEN TRANSPLANTING SEEDLINGS?

Any standard compost or potting soil is fine. The compost must be fine so break up any lumps and clumps. Fertiliser can be added to give extra nutrients to your seedlings but this is optional and you should always follow the directions on the product.

WHY DO I HAVE 5 COIR DISCS AND THERE ARE 10 POTS?

The coir discs expand when water is added so there is enough coir in the kit to fill the ten pots. Follow the instructions included in the kit in the getting started section.

WHEN AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD I WATER THE SEEDLINGS?

Once the seeds have been sown you may not need to water the seeds for a few days. The best way to see if they need water is to touch the coir. If it feels damp to the touch then they will not need watering. If the coir feels slightly dry, mist over with a water spray or gently add water taking care not to overwater.

WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO LOCATE THE STADIUM?

The stadium should be placed in a warm location where there is natural sunlight. A windowsill is ideal but if the sun is particularly strong you may find the coir dries out quicker so keep an eye on the kit and water as needed.

HOW MANY SEEDS SHOULD I SOW IN TO EACH POT?

We would recommend sowing no more than 2 seeds to a pot as it will be much easier to transplant the seedlings once large enough to handle. The stadium can be re-used and there are more than enough seeds in the kit to make multiple sowings. Some seeds are very small so take care when opening the seed sachet and sowing them into the individual cells.

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HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FROM MY ITEM TO ARRIVE?

All orders are packed and shipped from the UK within 48 hours of ordering. Delivery takes between 2-3 business days.

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