• The seedling -cups are very useful. Plant a seed and there will be no more work until they are 5″ tall and ready to plant. Are you ready? Then click on the buttons below to see all the details on ‘How”.
  • Place the cap “inside” the substrate mix holder and nestle her in flat.
  • Start filling here up loosely with pre-moistened mix. The mix should not be dry nor very wet. This will help the water to wick up. This is a self watering, passive-hydro unit. So the wicking is important.
  • The seedling substrate is a fine mix of Biochar rice hulls, fine coco fiber, fine peat moss and lightly composted. Too much nutrients would hurt the delicate germinating seedlings.
  • Fill her up to the top “loosely”. The new roots need a soft airy mix.
  • If you are going to plant a seed right away then lets fill the body 1/3rd full of water before placing in the mix holder.
  • Push the filled mix holder down into the body. Remember, once its in the mix should not be compacted too much.
  •  Put on the top. The cup should be filled high enough with mix so that the transparent top needs a bit of a push to level it down to the body. We really do not need air between the mix and the top. That would just be a good place for a potential Arthropod invasion. They love small spaces.
  • If you are going to plant a seed right away then you need to have all the substrate wet. The water at the bottom of the body will only travel up the substrate if it has a water way to travel. This is how a wick works. A dry spot anywhere will stop the water from traveling up to your seedling roots.
  • Your done and ready to place a seed in the hole in the cap. Notice that the water is up to the overflow hole.
  • Use a small stick to open a 2 cm+/- hole for a seed of your choice.
  • Drop in a seed and cover her up with an extra pinch of mix to keep her hydrated
  • The seed will love her new home and come up smiling in your face. This is a hot pepper seed.