FAQs

Can I choose the Grow & Learn seed starters that I want/need to complete my collection?

No, the seed starters are randomly mixed before being sealed in the pack.

What is the origin of the pot?

The pots are produced in France.

Are the seeds genetically modified?

No, the seeds are not genetically modified.

Can I repot the pods?

The seed starter includes a growing pot. The descriptions of some of the seeds state that you need to tear the pots loose if you repot them. Normally, you can simply put the sprouted seedlings with pot and all into a larger pot with soil, because the roots will simply penetrate through. Is that not the case with these pots?

The roots usually grow through the pot automatically.

However, Scallions, Leek, Beet, Turnip, Carrot, Radish and Fennel would benefit without the structure as their roots are more tender. Therefore, for these plants, it is recommended to repot them without their seed starter pots.

What is the seed mat made of?

The seed mat consists of two layers of paper that hold the seeds. The seed mat consists of the following components:

  • Seed mats
    • Seeds
    • Paper
    • Ink for printing

Below are the details for the paper and the ink:

  • The seed paper is tissue paper, made of cellulose fibers.
  • The technical name for the ink is: water-based dispersion.
What is the tablet made of?

The coco tablets is made out of the cocopeat from the husk of coconuts: cocopeat is extracted from the residue of the coconut that remains after the typical parts of the coconut (such as for coconut oil) have been taken from the coconut.

Only with specific question about the sustainability of the tablet: the fibers are also reused in potting soil. This means the substrate is a beautiful end product from a residual flow. That also makes this very sustainable.

What is the packer code (printed on the backside of the plant marker)?

This is the code for the specific company that packed the seeds in the seed mat.

Is the garden kit collection tray environmentally friendly?

The collection tray is made of 100% recycled material.

Polystyrene (abbreviation: PS). The raw materials for this come from the food packaging industry (butter tubs, drinking cups, dairy packaging).

In the industry, wrongly produced and/or printed products are ground into scrap material. This scrap material is bought and used to create the collection trays.

Every kilo of purchased raw material (Scrap) is eventually sold as an end product. This means the production of the collection trays does not generate any waste.

Are the collection trays biodegradable?

No, but the collection trays are recyclable. They can be added to plastic waste so that new products can be made from them.

My growing pot has torn. What now?

Unfortunately, the growing pot can tear if you let the tablet soaked in the pot rather than on a dish.
You can use a different flowerpot to grow the seeds.

Why are the plant label and the vegetable garden tray made of plastic?

These need to be able to withstand water, as the pots are water permeable.

Can I use universal potting soil?

There are special types of potting soil available for the vegetable garden. However, the plants can also simply be repotted into (universal) potting soil. Make sure you do not press down the soil too firmly.

The plants are becoming too large for the seed starter and the vegetable garden tray. What now?

You can repot the larger seedlings into your own flowerpot or tray.

How many seeds are there to collect?

There are 20 seed starters to collect.

What is the pot made of?

The pot is made of wood fibers and is 100% naturally degradable.

The pots are sustainably produced with wood that exclusively from young trees in managed forests, which are only cut down for the purpose of thinning. The overwhelming majority of these are in local forests in the vicinity of the production site.

Where do the seeds come from?

The seeds come from a Dutch supplier. They have the seeds grown in various countries.

Are the seeds organic?

The seeds are not organic.

Are the seeds treated/coated?

No

When can the plants be planted in the garden?

The seeds and plants cannot withstand frost. Only place your plants outside when there is no chance of frost anymore.

What does the Lot nr (printed on the backside of the plant marker) stand for?

This is the lot number of the seeds used for this promotion.

Where does the garden kit collection tray come from?

The collection trays were produced in Germany. The printed sheets were produced in the Netherlands.

Is the collection tray recyclable?

Yes, the garden kit collection trays are recyclable. They can be added to plastic waste so that new products can be made from them.

Where does the activity booklet come from?

The booklet is produced in the Netherlands and has the FSC quality mark (FSC C110816).

Why do my plants grow out unevenly?

The germination of the seeds and growth rate of the plant depends on the type of seed, the growing conditions and their care. Certain seeds may grow much faster than others. Also, light, temperature and care can cause a plant to grow faster or slower.

How do I grow with this seed starter?

The user instructions are as follows:

We recommend not to let the coco tablet soak in the pot, but rather soak it on a dish until it expands. Fill the pot with 80% of the soaked coco soil as indicated in the instructions. Then place the seed mat on top of the soaked coco soil and cover with remaining coco soil.

Note: If the customer lets the tablet soak in the pot rather than on a dish, the pot may soften and cause tearing

My pot is moldy, what now?

A seed starter, the coco tablets and the seeds are all-natural products. Mold likes to grow on certain natural products, especially in humid conditions. Therefore, it may happen that mold grows on the pot. This is not dangerous. You should be able to easily spray or wash away the mold.

How sustainable are the components?

The sleeve (which is the cardboard sleeve that wraps around the growing pot) is made of FSC cardboard. The growing pot itself is biodegradable. The seed mat is made of biodegradable paper and the potting soil is a mixture of cocopeats and water which you add yourself. The collection tray is made of 100% recycled material.

How do children playfully learn where their food comes from?

Thanks to the vegetable garden, children can see and learn how a plant grows; from seeds all the way to a mature plant, such as tomatoes or broccoli. And it is a lot of fun to do: sowing and potting, caring, repotting and ultimately harvesting. Because children do this themselves and have their own vegetable garden, they often find their harvest tastier as well.