Perfect for growing herbs, salad & micro-greens.
Want to get ahead start on next seasons seed starts?
The Growlight Garden will get your favorite seeds started and ready to transplant quickly.
Growlight Gardens come complete and Ready to Grow
Here's a Bonus!
All Growlight Gardens come complete with auto watering capability via our "Wicking System", this helps take the guess work out of watering!
How it works
The Wicking System provides a capillary movement where it draws water from the base reservoir, via the wicking mat and carries it to the tray bottom. These trays have been specifically engineered to allow for just the right amount of water to enter the growing medium.
No guesswork as to how much or when to water, we done the work for you. The trays design also allow for proper air circulation between the wicking mat and the tray bottom providing good air movement and helping to keep the root zone healthy and happy.
We recommend rotating your trays every few days to prevent the roots from growing into your wicking mat and making post harvest clean up a breeze.
Wicking mats can be re-used or replaced as needed.
The reduced footprint of the Micro Growlight Garden makes it ideal for those with limited space.
The attractive table top design makes it perfect for use in the home, office or restaurant. Anywhere you want to grow fresh herbs, micro greens or perhaps showcase your favorite plants.
Perfect for growing salads and herbs, or for early season seed starting.
The Micro Growlight Garden comes with everything you need to get up and growing quickly and easily.
Choose from our Original SunBlaster T5HO Lighting or our new LED Strip Light.
The SunBlaster T5HO grow light replicates natural sunlight for year round growing. Supplied with 4 reusable tough growing trays for easy succession planting. Includes raised platform insert and capillary matting allowing plants to self water for up to 14 days (subject to climate conditions).
Canopy height adjusts easily to a maximum of 38 cm from the base to achieve optimal plant growth.
The Micro Growlight Garden comes complete with:
Choosing a good soil and keeping your wicking mats in good health.
Getting the right soil mix to work properly with the Growlight Gardens can definitely be a bit of a challenge. Using a well known national brand soil I found that it was so absorptive that everything we put into the Growlight gardens absolutely drowned.
Not a problem if I was starting ginger (loves to be wet) but terrible if I was starting herbs, especially thyme, rosemary and sage (they like to be dry). Conversely, we are testing out a new soil that is made from coconut coir in our gardens, and we can't keep it wet enough.
Some soil mixes are too good at drawing up the water and staying too wet. Others are not able to draw up the water good enough and the rest range somewhere in between.
I've had my best success using a commercial grade Sungro #4 mix and Pro-Mix HP.
When I am planting seeds and I know their moisture requirements, if they prefer to stay on the drier side for germination, I will sit them on the tray without the mat and water normally.
Once they are established I will set up the mat and watch them closely. If there is air movement through the gardens, they will dry out faster and the soil may dry out quicker. It also helps prevent the fuzzy growth that you see on the mats from time to time, usually sign you need better air movement through your garden.
I use a little desk fan that blows gently across my trays and the fuzzy growth usually does not appear. Warmer room temperatures also helps.
Good light, cool temperature and moisture plus air born bacteria cause a growth similar to damping-off.
The wicking mats can be washed with a bleach solution and air dried.
I use 2 tablespoons of household bleach in one gallon of water, wash the mats thoroughly, rinse in clear water thoroughly and do not wring out but hang to drip dry.
Hope these tips help!
KK Garden Expert