Germination is the beginning of your plant's life, it's important to ensure they get a great start!
If your seeds are taking longer to germinate than indicated in the ēdn app, follow these steps to help give them a jump start:
- Remove water from your SmallGarden - It may sound counterintuitive, but too much water in the early stages of germination can be a bad thing. See below video on how to remove water from your SmallGarden. Since your SeedPods only need to be moist for germination, even removing all of the water from the garden will leave enough in the SeedPods to germinate your seeds!
- Remove material from center of your SeedPod - Your SeedPod is 'plugged' with a piece of material to hold your seeds in place during shipping. Sometimes it can help to give your seed some room to germinate by removing this material - see below for a quick video tutorial.
Remember, germination rates vary by plant type. Different plants will germinates at different rates. Lettuce for example is very fast at 4-5 days, but mint can take almost 20 days to germinate. It's important to keep this in mind when planting various types of plants in your SmallGarden.
Did only one SeedPod fail to germinate? If so, you can easily split plants from another SeedPod by following these steps. We're happy to send a replacement, but this can often be an easier and faster process!
If your SeedPods did not germinate in the time indicated in the ēdn app, please contact us for our germination guarantee.
If you planted your own seeds, please refer to our 'Plant Your Own' Guidelines for tips for sourcing and caring for self-planted plants.