Where is the full list of plants that you offer?
You can find the full list of our plant varieties, including greens, herbs, fruits, vegetables, and flowers, on our website and in the Plant Book in your Gardyn app. We are constantly adding new varieties and routinely update the list as new plants become available.
Can I grow my own plants, in addition to the ones you offer?
Yes! If you're looking to experiment, we recommend choosing plants that are determinate (meaning they stop growing in size at a set point) and, if you're looking at fruiting plants, ones with smaller fruit. We offer seedless yCubes so you can experiment with ease - learn more here!
How do you choose the plants you offer?
Our Plant Health & Nutrition team runs extensive and rigorous experiments so we can bring you the cream of the crop when it comes to taste, appearance, nutrition quality, and ease of growing. Get a "behind the leaf" look at their process here!
Will you be adding more plants?
Yes! We are always expanding our plant portfolio, and members get access to the widest variety and most unique plants we offer.
Why are some plants not always available?
In order to keep a dynamic catalog of options for you to try and ensure stock availability for Gardyner favorites, we occasionally take plants out of rotation. Any plant validated for our portfolio has a chance of returning, and can easily be grown using your own seeds in a seedless yCube. Feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org (or chat with us in the app or on the website) to let us know if there is a plant you would like to see return!
Can I grow marijuana in the Gardyn?
The Gardyn boasts the highest quality, full-spectrum LED grow lights available in a commercial hydroponic system, and as such, they are well-equipped to grow cannabis. Gardyners have reported using the Gardyn to grow cannabis with excellent results. Growing cannabis isn’t legal everywhere, so check your local and state laws first. Gardyn does not condone growing cannabis in states where it is not legal, and Kelby cannot offer guidance on growing cannabis.
Are any of the plants you offer toxic to pets? What about to humans/children?
Some Gardyn plants should not be eaten by pets, including but not limited to Cherry Tomato and Pepper leaves. If you have a curious pet and are concerned about them snacking on your Gardyn, we recommend reviewing the ASPCA Toxic and Non-toxic Plants List, and placing any plants with potential negative effects at the top of your Gardyn. You can also purchase a pet or baby gate to block off your Gardyn from unwanted attention.
We recommend preventing your pets from drinking water out of germination trays containing yCubes so they do not ingest any fibers from the rockwool (keeping the lid on your Gardyn Nursery helps with this).
For people, please note that unripe, green Cape Goosberries are poisonous, and should not be consumed until they turn yellow-orange. Petunia flowers, while non-toxic, are also non-edible, meaning that they would upset your stomach if consumed - do not eat them.
How quickly do plants grow on Gardyn?
Plant growth and germination times depend on the species of the plant! Lettuces, for example, can sprout in a matter of days, and will typically reach full size in about 3-4 weeks. Cherry Tomatoes, on the other hand, can take 60 days to start forming flowers and begin bearing fruit. You can learn more about growth rates and germination speed for each species we offer in the Plant Book, found in your Gardyn app.
The environment around and inside your Gardyn also factor into how fast your plants grow. Externally, ensure the room your Gardyn is in maintains temperature and humidity levels in our recommended ranges. Internally, keeping your Gardyn columns and water tank clean with regular tank refreshes and weekly HydroBoost additions is the best, lowest-maintenance way to ensure healthy plant roots.
Do I need to wash the plants I grow before eating them?
The beauty of Gardyn-grown produce is that you know your plants' origin. Since your Gardyn plants are all pesticide- and herbicide-free and grown in your home, you can feel comfortable snacking on plants directly from the Gardyn without washing them first! Bonus: there's no grit or soil or wash off!
When should I replace plants?
You can harvest most of the plants we offer continuously, with most lasting around 6 months. All plants have a natural end to their life cycle, however, either when they stop producing fruit or, in the case of greens and herbs, start producing flowers instead of leaves (bolting). Bolting plants often change in flavor and become more bitter, and the leaves can appear less shiny and colorful.
As your plants near the end of their life cycle, we recommend germinating new yCubes in a Nursery so you can replace your more mature ones and enjoy continuous harvests.
Alternatively, if you let all of the plants on your Gardyn reach the end of their life cycle, you can choose to start fresh with all new yCubes and germinate them directly on your Gardyn!
What do I do with a plant when I'm done with it on my Gardyn?
Option 1: Compost it
Simply remove the plant and rockwool from the yCube's casing, and add them to your home compost pile. The yCubes' corn- or tapioca-based casing can be composted in industrial composters - check with your town or local waste management system to see if this is an option near you.
Option 2: Transplant it outside
Many Gardyners like to start plants in their Gardyn before transplanting them outdoors, especially in the warmer months. This is also an excellent redirection when dealing with pests, so you can give your plants another chance in nature, which often remedies indoor pest problems naturally.
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