STEP 1: Get Your yCubes
Your yCubes have been shipped and you will receive them shortly!
STEP 2: Place yCubes in the Gardyn Nursery or in a Small Tray
*Kindly note, you do not need to add tap water to trays with already wet yCubes moved from your Gardyn.
STEP 3: Keep Them Moist
Make sure that yCubes are hydrated at all times, but not oversaturated. Do not exceed the maximum water level depicted. Check the tray daily for water content. DO NOT add water to the tray if water is still present, even if the water level has dropped below ¼”. This can cause yCubes to become overly saturated. yCubes will naturally absorb water as they need to maintain an optimal moisture level. If there is still water present in the tray, it indicates that the yCubes are moist enough inside and are not absorbing more water.
You’ll know it’s time to add more water to the tray when you notice the tray is empty or there’s just a residual film of water left. This indicates that the yCubes have absorbed all the water and could require more.
If your yCube appears similar to this image below, it has too much water. No need to worry, though! Simply place it in a tray on its own with no water- by the time it needs more water, it should be sprouted and ready to place on your Gardyn.
STEP 4: Monitor the Sprouts
Monitor daily for sprouts and moisture. Your yCubes will be ready for the Gardyn once the seeds have germinated and the sprouts have established their second set of leaves.
STEP 5: Clean Your Pods & Top off your tank
Before inserting the newly sprouted yCubes into your Gardyn, remove the pods from the column. Discard expired yCubes and clean the pod. You can rinse the pod or wash in the dishwasher.
Make sure you top off your tank with fresh water and 1/2 teaspoon of plant food per 1 gallon of water added.
STEP 6: Insert yCubes into Column
Insert the sprouted yCube in the pod as shown and place the pod with the germinated yCube back on the column.
STEP 7: Keep Growing!
In the Gardyn, continue to add one teaspoon of Plant Food for every two gallons of water.
Enjoy and happy Gardyning!