Home-grown herbs and vegetables are important to us. As a brand-name manufacturer of home and garden products, we aim to make people excited about gardening at home with our products while also offering ideas on how to lead a healthy, conscious lifestyle.
We believe that indoor gardening is the sustainable way forward. And now, with our SMART GARDEN 3 and SMART GARDEN 9, our mission is to make vegetables and fresh herbs easy and foolproof to grow at home.
We truly believe in our products. To prove it, we’re offering a guarantee for successful results from the SMART SOIL capsules in our SMART GARDEN products. In the unlikely event that the seeds in your capsules don’t start to sprout, we’ll be happy to replace them for you free of charge. *
If your capsules fail to sprout, take a look at our FAQs for some handy tips & tricks or feel free to contact our customer services team for help.
*As long as the SMART GARDEN and SMART SOIL capsules are used in accordance with the instructions.
The smart capsule contains high-quality seeds and all the nutrients that plants need.Close
The optimum light spectrum for indoor plant growth. Also includes a red LED grow light for growing fruit-bearing plants.Close
Large water tank with filling level indicator – the plant takes what it needs.Close
You will be able to see the first shoots in around 1-3 weeks. Different plants grow at different rates. Some plants will sprout within a week, whereas others can take up to 3 weeks. Be patient!
Personalise the lighting cycle to suit your needs. The lamp has an automatic cycle: it stays on for 16 hours and goes off for 8 hours. The cycle begins as soon as you connect the lamp to the power supply. If you want to reset the lighting schedule, simply unplug the indoor garden and reconnect it when you want the cycle to begin. It’s as easy as that!
Wondering why your tomatoes, wild strawberries or chili plants have such small fruits? Unsatisfied with your harvest? If your plants are not adequately pollinated, they might only produce very small fruits or perhaps no fruit at all.
Sometimes all you need to do is gently shake the plant back and forth to promote pollination. But if you want to be sure that the flowers are sufficiently pollinated, you could try transferring pollen from one flower to the next with a small toothbrush. Pollination is usually carried out by bees and the wind – for indoor relief, you should start the pollination process as soon as the flowers bloom or when the plant fails to produce fruit.
Different plants also have different life cycles. Most plants in the Smart Garden grow for around 2-3 months, whereas chilis and a few flowering plants can even grow for up to 6 months. The plant’s lifespan also varies according to the amount of light available, the room temperature and the intensity of the plant care provided. For example, if all the leaves of a herbaceous plant are cut off at the same time, the plant might wither. Plants that are planted in winter may grow more slowly. Here is a breakdown of the lifespan of various plants:
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This mainly depends on the room temperature: the warmer the environment, the quicker the seeds shoot. On average, the best temperature for SMART GARDEN is between 18 and 24 degrees. It normally takes around 1-2 weeks for the seeds to sprout in these conditions. Some plants, such as tomatoes or chili peppers, can take up to 3 weeks. The important thing to remember is to leave the clear cover on the capsule until the shoots touch it.
A selection of over 40 plants is available on www.clickandgrow.com. If you can’t find what you’re looking for there, you have the option to order plant capsules for your own seeds – the “experimental pods”.
When stored in a dark, dry place, the capsules keep for around 2 years. So it’s no problem if you want to store several varieties for long-term use.
Sustainability is important to us, and we observe certain standards with our products. There are no pesticides, fungicides, hormones or other objectionable substances in the plant capsules. And in the right conditions and with adequate care, the plants don’t need these substances. The helpful minerals in the capsules work as natural fertilisers. The plant capsules are also compostable.
Salad leaves thrive at temperatures of between 18 and 22°C. Higher temperatures reduce their germination capacity. To ensure the highest quality, it is advisable to pick salad leaves between 30 and 35 days after planting – all at the same time. If you prefer to pick the leaves regularly by cutting the larger outer leaves off first, do this within the first 40 days in order to prevent reducing the quality of the plant.
Tip for preventing food wastage: after picking your salad leaves, prolong their shelf life by wrapping them in a damp kitchen towel and storing them in the fridge.
Herbs thrive at temperatures of between 18 and 26°C. Herbs like to be chopped! You can usually pick your first herbs 3 weeks after planting them. As a general rule, you should let two good pairs of leaves grow and there will soon me more to pick. Use sharp scissors rather than tearing the plant. Never let the herbs grow so tall that they touch the lamp. They might get burnt. Most herb capsules keep for at least 10 weeks.
Tip for preventing food wastage: prolong the shelf life of your freshly picked herbs by drying them on a clean sheet of kitchen paper at room temperature and protecting them from direct sunlight. Keep the herbs in a sealed container until the next time you want to use them.
Fruit plants prefer warmer temperatures of up to 26°C. If several seeds per capsule sprout, let one seedling per plant capsule grow so that the plant has enough room and nutrients while it is growing. As soon as your plant flowers, it must be pollinated by hand in order to bear fruits. To do this, gently shake your plant or transfer some pollen from one flower to the next with your finger or a small brush.
Flowers and other decorative plants require little care. You just need to make sure you remove the wilted leaves or flowers to make the plants look nicer. The first flowers usually shoot around 50 days after being planted. Leafy ornamental plants, except for trees, can be trimmed to keep them full and not too tall.
Thanks to the smart watering system, the plants virtually take care of themselves in the SMART GARDEN. Simply fill the water tank until the water level indicator reaches the top of the garden. The tank needs refilling when the water level indicator reaches the bottom mark. The plants take exactly the amount of water they need while they are growing – no need for additional pumps or fertiliser.
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