Pruning the plants for use  

When the plants begin to produce crops, it is time to prune them. Use as much of the plant as you need and let it keep growing. You can harvest the same plant many times. For example, one plant of Plantui’s basil can yield up to ten pots of supermarket-bought basil. 

The plants can be divided into two main groups in terms of pruning and harvestingplants that are pruned from the top and plants that are pruned from the base.   

The plants that are pruned from the top include plants with stems and pairs of leaves. They are harvested by pinching the plant from the top; either the topmost pair of leaves or a few pairs near the top. Be sure to leave at least one pair on the plant. Some plants produce plentiful crops and can be pruned generously each time. 

Plants that are pruned from the base include plants that grow as rosettes. These are pruned by cutting off the outermost leaves at the petiole close to the stem. New growth occurs in the middle of the plant.

Our selection also includes plants which don’t require pruning. They are, for example, plants that bear fruit for harvesting. These plants include cherry tomatoes, edible flowers and chili peppers. They need to be occasionally shaken gently to ensure pollination as the plant blooms. 

How to store the seeds 

Seeds love airtight spaces, so keep in them in small plastic bags and seal them well. Refrigerators and freezers* and are the best places for storing seeds. 

* Be careful not to thaw and refreeze seeds because moisture builds up as the seed thaws. When the seed freezes again, the water expands and damages the tissue. 

Before you sow the seeds, let them thaw and keep them in room temperature for a couple of days so the temperature stabilises. 

The plant capsules can also be stored in a dry, dark and cool place with an even temperature. 

How long do the seeds keep? 

If stored correctly, our seeds can be kept for at least two years (except violets, which last a year). 

Try to use the seeds before the best-before date visible on the product package. A seeds’ likelihood of germination decreases over time, however most of the seeds should still germinate after two years if they have been stored well. 

What if the seeds I bought will never start to grow?  

We give our seeds a 100% guarantee – if they do not grow, contact our customer service and we will send you new seeds. Remember to always check that the seeds are at the bottom of the plant capsule (smaller ones can get stuck on the sticker).

Growing Plants in Plantui

Which plants can I grow in my Plantui indoor garden? 

 

You can grow a diversity of plants in the Plantui indoor garden. Whether that’s sage from the Mediterranean, perilla from China, basil from the tropics of Africa and Asiaor one of the many other varieties. 

Our selection includes plants from around the world from a range of different growing conditions. Keep reading to find out how it’s possible to grow all these plants in the smart garden. 

The intelligent technology of the Plantui indoor garden optimises plant growth 

 

  • Our high-tech LED-lights provide the right kind of light to bring out great taste as well as high nutritional content. 
  • The automatic watering system provides just the right amount of water. 
  • Carefully selected nutrients support plant growth and ensure they receive all necessary trace elements. 

This carefully designed technology means that despite their differences, all plants thrive in our smart indoor gardens. The growing conditions for the plants are in a way even better than nature, making the plants much tastier and healthier. With a Plantui garden, summer is four seasons long! 

Growing Plantui plants 

 

The seeds of Plantui’s plants are contained in small plant capsules made with rockwool, and this is also the medium in which plants will grow. 

Starting with Plantui’s plant capsules is an easy alternative for taking your first steps with growing plants. If you are more experimental, you can grow plants from your own seeds with the Plantui Experimental Kit. We recommend trying out a variety of plants to see what you prefer to grow in your Plantui garden.  

Choose your favourites from our selection of over fifty different plants.  Each plant capsule package includes three capsules plus plant nutrient. 

All Plantui plants that are available as capsules can be grown in both the smaller Plantui with three slots as well as in the larger Plantui with six slots

The Plantui Smart Garden 6 can also be used for growing microgreens and for pre-growing plants (with the help of accessory trays, purchased separately).