Germination speed mainly depends on the temperature of your room. The warmer the environment, the faster the germination. The best average temperature to grow your plants is 18 to 24 °C (64 to 75 °F).
Usually, it takes around 1 to 2 weeks to germinate. Some plants (for instance mini tomato, chili pepper and rosemary) may take up to 3 weeks. All lettuce and kale plants are very sensitive to high temperatures (above 24 °C / 75 °F) so their germination might be inhibited by that.
You will find the most precise details from your plant pod package as well as from our guide here.
Please make sure you keep the transparent germination domes on the pods until the sprouts reach them.
With the Smart Gardens, most of the heavy lifting will be done by the technology developed by us! Your plants will get everything they need from our LED lights, watering system and of course the Smart Soil.
You can just set it up and watch the magic happen!
The Smart Soil creates the perfect environment plants need to thrive. It releases nutrients in sync with the plant's life cycle, keeps the soil's pH balanced, and employs tiny oxygen pockets to guarantee that plants get ample breathing room and nutrients even when the soil is wet.
This way the germination process is sped up and you'll find yourself growing your own herbs, salads and fruits in no time at all. Soon you'll be growing tomatoes in the winter and wondering how you got by without them before!
If your plants have not sprouted after 3-4 weeks or you have questions about your Smart Garden, then make sure to get in touch with our support with some photos of your plant pods and Smart Garden and they will be able to help you out.