Watering

Have questions about watering? You've come to the right place!


How to fill your plastic tray

Your plastic tray will have a line with the words FILL LINE written on above. This feature is very faint so you may have to look a bit more closely. Once you find it, fill the tray up to that fill line. Make sure the water goes to the line. If you are just past the line, that is fine. But if you've hit the FILL LINE words, you're too full - so dump a bit of water out. Your microgreens won't grow as well if there is too much/too little water so please make sure you are filling your tray to the right point.

How to fill your ceramic tray

Your ceramic tray will have a ridge about 1" from the top rim. This is your fill line. Fill the tray up to the ridge. If you are below the ridge, add more water. If you are past the ridge, dump a bit of water out. Your microgreens won't grow as well if there is too much/too little water so please make sure you are filling your tray to the right point.

Do I need to add more water?

If you live in in a colder or moderate climate, you shouldn't have to add more water. If you live in a hotter or drier climate, you may need to add a bit more water, but only do so midway through the grow cycle (not at the beginning or you might over-water!). If you do live in a hotter or drier climate, at day 5 after planting, you should carefully lift up the entire Seed Quilt to see how much water is left over at day 4-6 when you peel the cover. If the water level has dropped below the height of the ridges (in either the plastic or ceramic tray), add enough water to submerge the ridges. This should last you another few days and your microgreens will continue growing without interruption!

My greens look all wilted, what happened?!?

Sometimes, depending on climate, temperature, humidity, or even just growing time, your greens may use up all of their water faster than anticipated. If this happens, the greens will start drooping and look like they have died - so sad! No need to worry, because they aren't dead - just thirsty! Fill up your tray to just above the ridges and give your greens a few hours. They should perk right back up like nothing happened.

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