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Mini Bio Cups

These biodegradable cups make growing easy. When your plants are ready to transfer, simply tear the bottom of the bio pot and you are ready to plant into ground or into larger pot. Available in: Strawberry, Watermelon, Cucumber, and Organic Tomato.

Includes:

  • Biodegradable pot
  • Seed packet
  • Growing medium
  • Growing instructions

Dimensions:

3″ (l) x 3″ (w) x 2″ (h)

Item codes:

Strawberry: 71153

Watermelon:  71181

Cucumber:  71183

Organic Tomato: 71128

Instructions : Step 1

Place the growing medium pellet in a bowl or cup. Add approximately 5 tablespoons lukewarm water. The pellet will expand as it absorbs the water and turn into growing medium. Fluff the growing medium with a fork, adding more water if necessary.

Instructions : Step 3

Sprinkle no more than 6 seeds evenly over the surface of the growing medium. Save any remaining seeds for additional plantings or plant in your garden.

Instructions : Step 2

Add 3/4 of the growing medium to the container, reserving the rest to cover the seeds.

Instructions : Step 4

Lightly cover the seeds with the remaining growing medium.

Care : Watering

Use a fine mist or gently sprinkle water on top to moisten. Water daily with a fine mist to keep moist. A spray bottle is a perfect tool to water your plants. Do not over water.

Care : Light

Place in a warm, sunny location. For best results, rotate the pot often so all sides receive equal sunlight.

Care : Germination

Germination requires consistent temperature and moisture. To stimulate germination of the seeds, you can cover the pot with a piece of plastic wrap to keep the moisture content higher. Keep growing medium moist, but do not allow it to become soggy as this will cause the seeds to rot. Days to germination: Basil: 7-14; Cilantro: 12-18; Parsley: 12-21; Pepper 7-14; Tomato 7-14; Strawberry: 10-21.

Care : Transplant

Depending on how many plants you have been able to grow, you want to be sure to 'thin out' the plants to give them enough space to grow in the container. Leave the strongest, healthiest plant in your pot. Remove all others. It is best to snip the unwanted plants with a small pair of scissors at ground level. Attempting to pull out the extra seedlings may harm the root systems of the seedlings you want to keep. Once your remaining plant reaches 2-3 inches in height, it is time to transplant it. To transplant, gently tear to remove the bottom of the bio cup. Dig hole slightly larger than the bio cup and place the entire cup in hole. Cover with growing medium and water.

Care : Fertilizer

It is important to feed your plants. Use a standard plant fertilizer when your seedlings are 2"-3" in height and follow the instructions on the fertilizer packaging.