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!
Hydroponic growing involves growing plants in a water-based, nutrient-rich solution, rather than in soil. Hydroponic plants tend to mature more quickly than plants grown in soil, and are often higher-yielding than conventionally grown plants.
Vegehome’s nutrients provide plants everything they need to grow without soil. Your plants’ roots will be suspended within the Vegehome’s water reservoir, and when you add nutrients to this reservoir, they are taken up by the plant. The Vegehome’s lighting is designed for faster growth, providing a natural and fruitful light cycle throughout the germination process.
Whether you should purchase the Vegehome Jardin or the Vegehome Oasis may simply depend on how much space you have for your Vegehome garden. The Jardin is ideal for smaller kitchens: it is 32.5 cm long by 16 cm wide, with a height of 37 cm. The Oasis is 52.2 cm long, 37.5 cm wide, and 79 cm tall, and is stackable, so you can make use of vertical space without needing to take up more room on your countertop.
The Jardin has space for nine planting pods, while The Oasis has space for 28 pods.
Most plants grow within 1-2 weeks, but more substantial fruits and veggies can take 3-5 weeks.
Maintaining your Vegehome garden is as simple as ensuring water is filled to the indicated mark, and adding nutrients when your plants need them. Some plants, such as cilantro, may need to be harvested regularly to ensure they don’t block the light for other plants. Make sure to harvest them regularly so they stay compact and regrow. Fruiting plants, like eggplants, also require pruning, to ensure that the plant focuses on growing new fruit, and not additional leaves and branches.
There are two ways to clean your Vegehome. First, it is recommended that you change the water of your Vegehome at least every four months to ensure your plants stay healthy. To do so, simply place the outlet tube of the pump over a drain and turn on the pump by holding down the power button until the pump starts. Once the system is empty, you can refill it with fresh water and add a new dose of nutrients.
Second, you will need to occasionally clean and disinfect your Vegehome to ensure plants stay healthy and avoid disease. To do so, remove dropped leaves and dead plant matter from the water reservoir and the growing area regularly. When you drain the system, it is recommended that you clean the reservoir with soapy water, and you can also disinfect it with a hydrogen peroxide solution of approximately 60 mL of hydrogen peroxide in eight litres of water. Add this solution to the reservoir and run your Vegehome’s pump for at least an hour. Afterwards, rinse the reservoir with water, and wipe clean before refilling the system.
Water should be filled to the indicated mark in your Vegehome reservoir.
We recommend using only Vegehome pods in your garden to avoid contamination with insects or other pests. In the rare case that there are insects on your plants, simply remove the pod or pods that are infected, rinse the plant under clean water until it is pest-free, and return it to your Vegehome garden.
Your Vegehome garden will not noticeably affect the humidity in your home.
Yes! All Vegehome seeds are selected by a team of agronomists for their ability to thrive in a hydroponic environment.
The short answer: yes, all fruits and vegetables contain vital vitamins and nutrients. Your Vegehome plants will provide you with delicious, nutritious food year-round! Hydroponic plants don’t have access to the nutrients found in soil that conventionally grown plants do, which is why it’s vital to ensure you provide your plants with Vegehome nutrients as needed.
If you like to eat it, you should grow it! All of our plants can be regularly incorporated into your daily meals. If you’re looking for a little bit of inspiration, check out our recipes — all developed to use Vegehome plants.
To feed your plants, nutrients must be added to the water reservoir. The Vegehome comes with two nutrient mixes, labelled V and G. When you first fill your Vegehome — and whenever you change out the water — add one bottle cap of each solution (V and G). Afterward, add one bottle cap of each solution every two weeks. If you need to completely change out the water in your reservoir at any time, restart your nutrient cycle with the initial dosage of one bottle cap of each solution, then one bottle cap every two weeks.
If you have an abundance of fruiting plants, such as peppers, eggplants, and tomatoes, you may need to add another dosage to your reservoir if you notice a nutrient deficiency (which will be displayed as discoloured or wilting leaves).
To start new plants, your Vegehome’s water reservoir will need to be filled. Then, simply place the pre-seeded Vegehome pod into your Jardin or Oasis garden, according to the required spacing for each plant as specified in section 2 of the growing guide. Feed with nutrients according to the schedule above.
While it is possible to grow your own seeds in the Vegehome, we recommend using our pods, as they have been selected for optimal growth in your hydroponic garden.
Yes! Once your seeds have germinated, and your plants have matured, they can be transplanted to your home garden. They will continue to grow outside, and you can then add new pods to your indoor Vegehome garden.
The water reservoir on your Vegehome should always be filled to the recommended level so that either the seed pod or the plant’s roots are partially submerged. There is no need to water your plants, as you would water conventionally grown plants.
If your plant leaves are wilting, ensure there is enough water left in the reservoir to partially submerge your plant’s roots. Leaves changing colour can be a sign of either disease or nutrient deficiency. You may need to disinfect your system, or add an additional dose of nutrients in the case of an abundance of fruiting plants whose leaves are becoming discoloured.
If a plant produces flowers but does not fruit, it was not pollinated. Shaking the plant gently should help ensure pollination. Germination with Vegehome seeds is guaranteed; please contact us if your seeds do not germinate, and we will replace your pods.
The Vegehome timer ensures that the light is on for 14 hours and off for 10 hours. The cycle restarts every time you plug in your Vegehome.