Set Up

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Grow Garden Set Up

Watch the video below to learn how to set up your Grow Garden!

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Micro Garden Set Up

Watch the video below to learn how to set up your Micro Garden!

Written Instructions HERE



Where is the best place to put my garden?

Choose a room-temperature spot for your garden. Your garden does not require light sources outside of the LED grow light provided, but the presence of natural light may result in improved plant growth. 


How much light does my garden need?

The amount of light needed is dependent on what you're growing in your indoor garden. Most leafy greens will need at least 4-6 hours of direct light (optimal growing conditions would be 6-8 hours of light), while flowering plants (including fruits and vegetables) requires 10-12 hours to thrive. 


What are the best plants to start with?

Lettuce is the easiest and fastest grower in our system. Herbs are also a great thing to get you started with any of our indoor gardens! Basil is our favourite go-to for both the Grow Garden and Micro Garden. From there, you can also try leafy greens such as kale or lettuce, in your Grow Garden.


Will my plants grow back after a harvest?

Yes! Harvest your herbs and vegetables by cutting it where the leaf (or fruit/veggie) attaches to the stem. Please note some plants will grow back faster than others! Basil is the best plant to take cuttings from.


Can I transplant from a net pot?

You sure can! You can transplant seedlings if the roots are shorter than 2-3 inches. Once they are longer than that, they can get tangled together and transplanting becomes difficult.


Where can I find refills on supplies?

You can buy refills of rockwool, clay pebbles, net pots, seeds, nutrients and more here.

What is the difference in Rockwool and Clay Pellets? 
Cost Rockwool is known to have a relatively low cost, but in more recent years prices have skyrocketed. Rockwool is not a reusable product, so it will have to be repurchased to keep growing.

Clay Pellets are a low cost option for a soil substitute. The cost has remained relatively stable over the years. This is a reusable product, meaning you only need to purchase it once and can reuse it over and over.

Maintenance Rockwool does not require any cleaning. Once a grow cycle is complete, rockwool can be composted. 

Clay Pellets must be washed between cycles to ensure the best possible outcome. Pellets must be washed in hot water to disinfect them.

Planting Consistant germination rate.

Consistant germination rate.

Algae Alage can often build up on the top layer of rockwool. We suggest replacing those sections with some new presoaked peices. No significant algae problems.


Tips and Tricks

1. How to get best yield out of your individual crops

Lettuce- 6-10 seeds per pot yeilds maximum growth. All pots in the system can be used with no decline in production.

Tomatoes/ Peppers- 2 to 3 seeds per pot yeilds maximum growth. It is reccomended that you use the four corner pots only for manimum growth. Note that a flowering nutrient is needed for the second stage of this plants growth in which it bears fruit.

Leafy Greens- 10-12 seeds per pot yeilds maximum growth. All pots can be used in this system with no decline in production.

Herbs- 8-10 seeds per pot yeilds maximum growth. All pots in the system can be used with no decline in production.

Microgreens- 15-20 seeds per pot yields maximum growth. All the pots in the system can be used with no decline in production.


2. What can I plant together?

 When looking at all the seeds possible to plant, it can be quite overwhelming. You might want to plant all of them at once so that you get as much as possible from your harvest, but sometimes you can overplant. When using the method of companion planting, you have to consider the harvest times of each plant and their nutritional needs. 

If you would like to plant two types of produce at the same time, we would recommend planting all four corners with tomatoes or peppers. The remaining cups can then be planted either with Basil or Lettuce. 


3. Checking your PH

This is one of the easiest ways to ensure your plants are getting everything they need. If the PH is too high or low it can change the plants ability to absorb nutrients. Using the litmus paper that was provided in your kits, ensure your PH is between 5.0 and 7.0 before you add your nutrients.

After your nutrients are added, the PH of your water will be slightly more basic. Check it again with your test strips, this is the level you want to keep your water for ideal growing (5.0 to 7.0). You should check your PH when you top up your water and nutrients to determine your plants are getting the levels they need to ideally grow.


4. Nutrient deficiencies
  • Magnesium- Magnesium deficiency can take place often in pepper and tomato plants. It often presents as yellowing leaves with the stems staying mostly green. You will see this mostly in old foliage. You can remedy this problem using something you probably already have at home; Epsom Salts! You will need about 1 TBSP for your whole system.
  • Calcium- Calcium deficiency affects newer leaves before it will affect older leaves. These leaves will have dead spots, and will be smaller in size.
  • Potassium-  Potassium deficiency in your hydroponic nutrients cause the edges of your leaves to look blackened or “burned”. These signs typically show on the older leaves first. 


5. Keeping your system clean

 Starting with fresh water and nutrients every time is the best way to ensure that you set your plants up for success. When you start with a fresh balance, your plants are getting exactly what they need to thrive and grow. 


6. Checking your pump and air stone

The air stone is a key component in our system. This ensures that the DWC (Deep Water Culture) system gets proper oxygenation to the roots. You can check your air stone by simply lifting up the top of your SucSeed bin and checking that the water is still bubbling. 



7. How does DWC work?

The SucSeed Grow Garden is a deep water culture (DWC) hydroponic system that is simple to assemble and easy to maintain

More water means more stability in your nutrient solution, which means less monitoring and maintenance for you. In deep water culture, most of your plant’s root system is submerged 24/7 – hence the name! There are many benefits to this system, including:

  • Very low maintenance
  • Extremely fast growing 
  • Very little moving parts and assembly 
  • High yields
  • Enhanced flavours 
  • No mess

There are three critical parts to this solution: 

Oxygen: Because the roots are submerged in water and not soil, the water needs to be well oxygenated so the plant doesn’t drown. This is accomplished with an air pump and air stone. 

Water: Think of this system as if you’re growing in soil and permanently watering your plants – this is one of the reasons growing hydroponically is so beneficial – you never need to ‘water’ again. 

Nutrients: Because we do not use soil, we need to supplement the oxygen-rich water with nutrients so our plants can grow healthy and strong.