PLEASE NOTE: On arrival your seedlings may appear a little yellow in color. This is normal as they have spent 2-3 days in a box without exposure to UV light. If your seedling still has seed leaves on it these will also be yellow. Click here to learn more about Seed Leaves.
- Open box immediately and carefully remove the clear shipping trays.
- Inspect seedlings for damage and notify us immediately if there are any problems by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Include pictures and your concerns.
- Your seedlings come with a plant marker showing the names so you can identify them. 1 per crop type is included.
- Remove each seedling from the tray carefully by grabbing the rockwool, not the plant. Please be especially careful with plants like squash, cucumber, beans and tomatoes that tend to have larger stems that may be intertwined with other seedlings. Be careful not to break them as you remove them.
- Water the seedlings thoroughly. NOTE: Dry rockwool repels water.
TRANSPLANTING TO A TOWER GARDEN
- NEVER use softened water. We always recommend filtering City water with an inexpensive filter like this.
- If transplanting seedlings to an empty Tower Garden, use HALF STRENGTH MINERALS. This is 10ml of each A and B for every gallon of water. In a Tower Garden FLEX this is 200ml of each A and B. In a Tower Garden HOME this is 130ml of each.
- If temperatures are 85+ for outdoor Towers
- If you received them in the late afternoon/evening, you may place them directly in the Tower Garden planting them as outlined in step 10 below.
- If you received your seedlings in the morning, place them in a shallow tray with 1/2 inch of water and place them in a shady location for the rest of the day. The extreme heat and nutrients can be a little overwhelming for a seedling that has spent a few days in a box!
- It is fine to leave them in a sunny location for a week or more providing you water them every day, possibly twice a day.
- INSIDE, BEHIND A SUNNY WINDOW IS NOT SUFFICIENT as many windows have UV filters on them that filter out the light the plants need.
- Swiss Chard
- Greens (except Swiss Chard)
- Sugar Snap Peas
- Summer Squash/Zuchinni
- Butternut/Spaghetti and other vining Squash
IF YOU ARE NOT TRANSPLANTING TO A TOWER GARDEN YET