Please consult our Growing Guide
Remove the seed pod out of the package and place it into the Vegehome. The required spacing for each plant is specified in section 2 of the growing guide. Until the plants grow to a certain height you can keep them closer together.
Wait for the seeds to germinate and sprout up from the pod. Depending on the type of seed, the surrounding temperature and humidity, the seeds might take a few days or several weeks to germinate. Consult the growing guide section 2 for the individual germination duration of each plant.
In order to give your plants enough room to grow, once the first true leaves appear, pick out the largest plant and remove all other plants by pulling them out of the seed pod or cutting them off at the base with small scissors.
(Dill doesn’t need to be thinned, as it can grow very densely)
Some plants need to be cut back regularly. Herbs like cilantro may grow too large for the Vegehome and therefore block off the light for other plants. Make sure to harvest them regularly, so they stay compact and regrow. Fruiting plants like eggplants require pruning to ensure that the plant focuses on the growth of the fruit and not additional branches.
Some fruiting plants like tomato, eggplant and pepper require pollination in order to develop fruit. You can pollinate the plant by either gently shaking a fully developed flower or insert a Q-tip into the flower and carefully rub it over the stamen and pistil for better results.
Every plant has a specified time until it reaches maturity and needs to be harvested differently. Section 2 of the growing guide specifies when each plant is ready to harvest and how this is done properly.
Keep an eye on the water level and make sure the reservoir is always filed to the indicated mark.
Exchanging the water
Cleaning and disinfecting
If a plant’s leaves are wilting, drying up and dropping from the plant stem, check if there is enough water left in the reservoir, so that either the seed pod or the plant’s roots are partially submerged in water.
Leaves changing colour by turning yellow or pale can be a sign of either disease or nutrient deficiency. Make sure to always add nutrients on time and clean and disinfect the system regularly. If you grow a lot of fruiting vegetables and you’re noticing that their leaves aren’t lush and green you can add an additional dose of nutrients.
If your pepper or eggplant is growing flowers that simply drop instead of turning into fruit, it means they were not pollinated. Just shake the plant slightly to insure pollinisation.
If your plants grow to the top of the Vegehome they can impair the growth of other plants by shading them from the light. Simply cut off the main stem off the plant around 5 cm below the top of the Vegehome.
Germination with Vegehome’s seeded pods is guaranteed. If the seeded pods are not sprouting a week after the maximum days to germination specified on the website, contact us at [email protected] and we will make sure to replace the pods for you.
This is a very rare occurrence but pests may be introduced through nearby plants or as blind passengers. If you discover insects on your plants, simply take out the seed pod with the infested plant and wash it off thoroughly under the tap until your plant is pest-free.
If you notice white powdery spots on the plant’s leaves, it might be a sign of Powdery mildew or another type of fungi. This can happen if the environment is too humid and the plants are too bushy therefore its recommended to regularly thin your plants in order to increase air circulation.
If your harvest of leafy greens is very bitter in taste, they have most likely gone past their optimal time of harvest and have started developing flowers. Discard the flowering plant and make sure to harvest earlier next time before the plant starts bolting. Earlier is better!
Snipping off parts of the plant in order to keep it healthy or make the plant focus on the growth of fruit is known as pruning. Most plants don’t require pruning, for those that do you can find a specific description of the process in section 2 of the growing guide.
Thinning is the process of removing the excess of sprouted plants to give the remaining plants enough room to grow. You can pull out plants by hand or cut them with small scissors. You can eat the sprouts you removed as microgreens.
Germination is the sprouting of a seedling from a seed. Seeds only require water for germination, as all the nutrients required for the sprout is contained in the seed. If a seed is too wet or too dry it won’t germinate. Not all seeds are guaranteed to germinate, which is why each seedpod carries several seeds.
Once leafy greens like lettuce or spinach reach a certain age they will grow taller, start developing flowers and eventually seeds. This process is also known as bolting and it will result in the plant developing a very bitter taste.
No, but our team is continuously experimenting with new veggies and herbs to offer you a variety of options. We always love hearing from the Vegehome community; please contact us with your suggestions for new varieties [email protected]
The timer’s working schedule is 14 hours on and 10 hours off. The cycle starts from the beginning every time you plug in your Vegehome. Wait for at least 10 seconds after unplugging your Vegehome to allow it to reset and plug-in to begin a new cycle.We recommend powering the Vegehome in the morning when you wake up, so it follows your lifestyle.
All of our products automatically have a one year warranty from the moment of receiving the product. If any issues occur with your product or plants, just let us know!