For all of our Pod Packs and plants, nutrients are required.
Each initial purchase of a Rejuvenate comes with 1 container of a powder nutrient (200g, 6 month supply). This container will last you roughly 6 months of growing, after you run out you can simply restock by ordering it directly from our website; (www.plantaform.com/collections/all)
The nutrients need to be added in addition to the water into the top water tank at the beginning of every growth cycle. After the initial fill, the nutrients should be added to the bottom reservoir every 2-3 weeks when the water tank empties. The Plantaform App has a section when you are refilling the water that will tell you how much water and nutrients to add, once you indicate how much water is remaining in the bottom tank. Included with your Rejuvenate, there are 2 types of nutrients, 1 for the majority of the Pod Packs and 1 specifically for the Flower Pod Packs. Within the nutrient container you will find a teaspoon measuring stick to use with the nutrients.
For best results, use room temperature and filtered water with the provided nutrients and stir the nutrients into the water before you add it into the bottom reservoir.
Growing tips and Instructions: These lettuces, while being classic components of a summer salad, are started in the early spring and harvested before the heat of mid-summer, making them a cool weather crop. When growing them in your Rejuvenate, it’s best to keep them in a cooler spot of your living spaces if possible, away from direct sunlight. This will ensure the fastest growth of your fresh home-grown salads.
Health Benefits: Excellent source of fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Beta-carotene, Folate, Iron, potassium, and a wide range of antioxidants which help reduce inflammation, retain eyesight, prevent cardiovascular disease, reduce the risk of cancer, reduce chronic arthritis, improve immune system health and more.
Harvest Type: Single Harvest
Harvest Time: 30-40 Days
Placement in Rejuvenate: Place Pods Anywhere
Growing tips and Instructions: These herbs can handle heat, but apart from the basils, they tend to like milder room-temperature conditions, especially when they are germinating. Keeping them away from the windows in the summer and in a temperate spot in the winter will help these herbs thrive in their earlier growth stages, meaning less time until you have all your fresh herb classics. Once there are at least 8 pairs of leaves you can clip the top stems, just above the fourth pair of leaves with sterilized clippers, which will ensure your herbs grow dense and bushy for continual harvesting in the months to come.
Health Benefits: Excellent source of fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Beta-carotene, Folate, Iron, potassium, essential oils, and a range of antioxidants which help reduce inflammation, prevent cardiovascular disease, reduce the risk of cancer, reduce chronic arthritis, delay the effects of osteoporosis, improve immune system health and more.
Harvest Type: Continual Harvests
First Harvest: 35-50 Days
Final Harvest: 90 Days
Placement in Rejuvenate: Place Pods Anywhere
Growing tips and Instructions: Flowers are notoriously picky with the conditions they prefer and that cause them to flower. Ensure that you do not add too much nutrients, especially when the plants are germinating/very young. Also ensuring that the Rejuvenate is in a location that can maintain room temperature will ensure that they grow to bloom as quickly as possible. Cutting the flowers once the flowering stems are long and not cutting all of the flowers from a single stem will maximize the amount of flowers produced. For more detailed instructions, check out the Growing Guide.
Health Benefits: Excellent source of fiber, carbohydrates, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Beta-carotene, Folate, Iron, Potassium, Phosphorus, and a range of antioxidants which help reduce inflammation, prevent cardiovascular disease, regulate your urinary and reproductive systems, reduce chronic arthritis, delay the effects of osteoporosis, improve immune system health and more. Most of these plants are used in herbal medicinal practices as well.
Harvest Type: Peak-Bloom Harvest
First Harvest: 40-50 Days
Final Harvest: 90 Days
Placement in Rejuvenate: Calendulas on Bottom Row & Violas on Top Row(s)
Pruning & Harvesting
The Plantaform App will suggest when your plants should be ready to harvest. Included on your Pod Pack cover, it also indicates the time until harvest as well. If you are noticing the plants are outgrowing the device, it is time to harvest those plants or simply clip them back. Please refer to the Growing Guide for the certain Pod Pack that you are growing for more information. You can find the growing guide information here.
The best way to harvest your plants depends on the type of plants or Pod Packs you are growing. We typically suggest that the Fresh Salad Mix Pod Pack is a 1-time harvest, in which you wait until they are full size and then harvest the 15 Pods within a 1-2 week period. When harvesting a few Pods at a time, you can replace the harvested pods with the Plantaform Pod Plugs included in your original Rejuvenate box.
We typically suggest for our Herb Essential Pod Pack to wait until there are at least 8 pairs of leaves on your herbs, then to use sterilized scissors or clippers to clip off the stem, just above the 2nd set of leaves and to only clip from a plant every 2-3 weeks, giving them time to recover from the last clipping. If your Rejuvenate is outproducing the amount of herbs you require, we suggest either freezing them in a sealed bag or drying them for dry herbs. Please refer to the Growing Guide for the Pod Pack that you are growing for more information. You can find the growing guide information here.
To prune your herbs and flowers, please follow the detailed instructions found in the Growing Guide for the Pod Pack that you are growing for more information. You can find the growing guide information here.
We typically suggest for the herbs, to wait until there are at least 8 pairs of leaves on your herbs, then to use sterilized scissors or clippers to clip off the stem, just above the 2nd set of leaves and to only clip from a plant every 2-3 weeks, giving them time to recover from the last clipping. If your Rejuvenate is outproducing the amount of herbs you require, we suggest either freezing them in a sealed bag or drying them for dry herbs.
Water Source & Your Rejuvenate: If you are on a well system, if you live in a city with hard water, and/or if you use a water softener to get the water for your Rejuvenate, you may encounter performance issues. If you are using city tap water, check the water hardness of your local municipalities water supply. If the your local area’s tap water is hard, consider either using a reverse osmosis water filter to remove ions before you use it in your Rejuvenate. If you are on a well system or you have a water softener, we strongly recommend either using distilled water or a reverse osmosis filter to remove these ions from your water source before you use the water in your Rejuvenate. The table below at the end will help summarize how good or bad the source of water you use for your Rejuvenate Garden:
Water Source & Quality: The water you put in your Rejuvenate is important. It is important because of the ions in the water. Ions have a positive or negative charge and this is how the amount of nutrients in Indoor Gardens are measured.
Water Hardness: Water hardness describes the amount of calcium and magnesium ions in water, which are often present and abundant in tap water. Water with high amounts of calcium and magnesium ions are known as ‘hard’ water and water that has low amounts of calcium and magnesium ions is ‘soft’ water. When water that has these calcium and magnesium ions evaporate, these ions mineralize, leaving behind that white ‘limescale’ that you likely will find on your taps and sink faucets if they have not been cleaned for a few months. These extra minerals can make it hard to control the pH in your device, which is vital for providing the right conditions for your plants. The buildup of these minerals are also important as they can cause the foggers in Rejuvenate to work improperly if not removed periodically.
Water Softeners: Water Softeners replace ions like calcium and magnesium in water with salt ions like potassium chloride or sodium chloride. Potassium can throw off the nutrient balance in your system and high levels of sodium can be damaging to plants.
Reverse Osmosis (RO) & Distilled Water: Reverse osmosis filters remove unwanted ions from your water and distilled water already has the unwanted ions removed, making this water the best for your plants growing in your Rejuvenate System.
The Plantaform App will notify you when you should check on your plants to see if the humidity/germination domes are ready to be removed.
Alternatively, you can find the germination times for the pod packs on the website here. Once the majority of the pods have seedlings that are sprouting from them, you can remove the germination domes. If some pods have sprouted very early, then wait to remove the humidity domes until the seedlings are starting to press against the top of the humidity dome. If one or more pods have not sprouted, when the rest have, keep the humidity domes on the pods that have not sprouted, as removing them will make it less likely for the plants to sprout. The removed humidity domes can be rinsed or put in the dishwasher and then stored for the next growth cycle. Be sure to keep the humidity domes as they are reusable. If you break, lose or throw out your humidity domes, you can buy more on the website here.
An extra note: Do not remove the flat pod cover on the pods when you remove the humidity domes as they help to prevent algae from growing on your pods and they help your pods retain moisture.
The Rejuvenate is designed to be able to grow a wide variety of plants and can be customized for the type of plant that is growing. Many different plants have different optimal growing conditions and as a result, some combinations of plants will not grow optimally together at the same time.
For this reason, we offer pod packs that have an excellent array of 5 different plant varieties that grow well together. We will be implementing more pod packs as well as a ‘Grow Your Own’ feature soon, that will let you select the growing conditions you want to provide for whatever plants you would like to grow.
To ensure that all of your plants grow optimally, we recommend certain growing positions within Rejuvenate depending on which Pod Pack you are growing with.
Fresh Salad Mix: Place Pods Anywhere.
Herb Essentials: Place Pods Anywhere.
Edible Flower Mix: Calendulas on Bottom Row & Violas on Top Row(s).
Superfood Salad Mix: