how does it work?

just 3 easy steps

1. place three pads

2. pour water

3. hold timer button for 3 seconds

enjoy in 7 days

typical mistakes

not filling bowl completely leading to improperly watered seed pads

pour the tap water evenly over each pad until the ceramic bowl is filled to the brim and the pads are completely soaked. ingarden works as a water bank, refill as needed. however, do not pour any more water over the seeds during the growth phase, rather refill the bowl from the side.

timer is not set to ideal cycle

for best results, we recommend that you set the timer. to do this, simply press the timer button for 3 seconds. after that, the light is on and off for 12 hours. just the way your microgreens like it.

pro tip: we recommend synchronizing your ingarden with your own personal sleep cycle. simply start your ingarden light cycle when you wake up and then it will automatically shut off 12 hours later when you go to sleep.

the brightness adjuster is not utilized

ingarden is a design piece and can easily make an impression in your home. if you have a date night or dinner party and don’t want the ingarden light to interrupt (understandable ;-), feel free to dim the light with the dimmer button.

ingarden is exposed to direct sunlight (e.g. sits by a window)

ingarden should only be used indoors and performs best in shady locations at room temperature. for best results, do not place your ingarden in direct sunlight or in areas prone to hot temperatures.

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any questions?

how often should I clean my ingarden and is it dishwasher-safe?

cleaning your ingarden once a month ensures great microgreen quality and that you won’t run into the risk of unwanted odor. the ceramic bowl, trays, wick holders, tray holders, and wicks are dishwasher safe (max. 55 °C/131 °F temperature).

what type of water should I use for my ingarden?

tap water works great in your ingarden unless your tap water contains large amounts of chloramine used to purify it. You may also use distilled or spring water.

are there any optimal indoor temperatures for the growth?

depending on the type of microgreens, the optimal temperature for growth is between 15 and 22 °C (60 - 75 °F). microgreens love an even temperature, that's when they develop fastest. at higher temperatures, bacteria and fungus can flourish while your seedlings dry out faster. at lower temperatures, the plants can absorb less water and develop more slowly, and you could have problems with mold.

how long can I leave the ingarden unattended?

it is best practice to leave ingarden to grow for 7 days. after day 7, we recommend harvesting your microgreens within 3-5 days. once you have harvested, simply refill your ingarden with water and add new ingarden pads.

how and when do I replace my ingarden pads? what do I do with the old pads?

once your growing cycle is complete and you have harvested all of your microgreens, you can start growing new microgreens right away. simply compost your used ingarden pads, place new pads on your growing beds, and water completely until the new pads are saturated.

are all ingarden microgreens organic and GMO-free?

ingarden microgreens are organic and free from pesticides, herbicides, and GMOs. all of our professional-grade microgreens are sourced strictly from quality-trusted sources and have a guaranteed 90% sprouting rate.

where do the seeds come from?

our seeds come from the region of emilia romagna in italy as well as the netherlands. ingarden seeds are strictly from trusted and certified organic growers, meaning our seeds are confirmed organic by accredited authorities who check that no artificial fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides are used. every batch of seeds is tested by laboratories for their microbiological safety according to HACCP standards. all seed batches are tested for germination rates guaranteed at 90%, as well as for their look and integrity. the seeds are only handled by certified organic manufacturers who avoid cross contamination and maintain the highest standards of hygiene.

how often should I clean my wicks?

after each harvest, manually remove the microgreen roots from the wicks under running tap water. afterwards, make sure to twirl the wicks before placing them in the wick holders. this will prolongate the wick usage and encourage the transpiration process.

what light intensity should I use for each type of seed?

we recommend using the brightest light setting. to do this, hold down the timer button for 3 seconds, until the light blinks. all microgreen varieties will grow regardless of the strength of the light, but the light on the timer will promote the optimal (most) growth. 

how can I identify which one is which seed?

the seeds have the name of what they are printed in a green food-grade ink. this will vanish when you pour water so we highly recommend you write down the names of the microgreens. each superfood pack comes with a postcard for you to write your microgreen names. place this postcard next to your ingarden to see it easily.

more questions?

download the PDF-file below for ingarden manual, in English & German

ingarden manual English & German.pdf