As you progress on your Gardyn journey, you might notice some brown or green growth forming on the yCube surface, yPod, or inside the Gardyn columns. Typically, this growth is associated with algae or biofilm.
A mainstream trend in health and wellness has been organic foods. While the word “organic” has come to mean food produced consciously, with minimal pesticides and sustainable techniques, it has begun to morph into a marketing buzzword as it spills into other industries. Gardening, being so closely related to food production, has adopted the word “organic” to describe types of plant food. This can be a little confusing, so we decided to settle the score between organic and mineral plant food once and for all.
By understanding the science behind germination, we can optimize the Gardyn settings and surrounding environment to give seeds and new sprouts the best chance of thriving. For the best shot at germination success, Gardyners should pay attention to plant food usage, yCube water saturation, air temperature and humidity, and consider the needs of each plant species.
Every Gardyner seeks lush, beautiful, and healthy plants. Gardyn’s hydroponic control gives the ability to directly add mineral nutrient plant food to keep plants happy and healthy. But does more plant food mean bigger, healthier plants? Understanding how humans turn food into nutrition and energy can help us to demystify the way plants do the same for plant food.