Here shows all tips you will need to know throughout your planting process.
What are you planting?
Including all leafy, Chinese cuisine, and rooted vegetables.
Including sweet basil, coriander, dill, parsley.
Number of Seed Capsules to Use in a Growing Session
Some plants prefer more space than others. To grow healthy and strong plants, we suggest that the maximum number of seed capsules you should use at a time is as follows:
LED Growth Light Control
You can adjust the LED growth light after the planting program started.
Since your plant cannot be exposed to light for 24 hours, the LED grow light will gradually turn on (sunrise) and off (sunset), similar to nature’s sunrise and sunset.
Thin Out Your Plant
During the first stage of development, there may be more than one plant growing in each seed capsule. To ensure a good harvest, you need to thin your plants out to give them space to grow.
When the plant sprouts are around 25 mm (1 inch) tall, choose the most healthy-looking plant in each seed capsule and pull out the rest.
Take Photo Periodically to Record your Planting and Make Timelapse Video
When your aspara is online, you can record your planting by taking photo in aspara app periodically or even every day. You can also make timelapse video with your photos.
Adding Water and Plant Nutrients
The water and nutrient status in the app will only be updated after the water has circulated 3 times (about 10 minutes) after the water tank is inserted.
ALWAYS add water and nutrients to the tank. NEVER add them to the grow tray.
End the Planting Program
Change Between Online and Offline Modes
You can shift from offline to online mode only in standby mode, i.e. planting program ended. See How to Connect to go for online.
When going from online to offline mode, pin the “Reset” button and make your choice again. If you reset during planting mode, you will not be able to continue with your current planting data.
Cleaning - by Hands
The appliance should be cleaned between each growing session or if it has not been used for a while. Make sure it has been finished planting before cleaning.
Parts that should be thrown away
Parts come in contact with plants that can be washed with water
Do not use water hotter than 40°C/105°F. Do not use bleach or harsh cleaners.
Unless you are going to use the appliance immediately, dry all the parts with a soft clean towel. It is particularly important to dry the metal contacts on both the sensing probe and the connector.
DO NOT wash the grow tray, tank or any other parts in the dishwasher as they may become deformed.
Parts AVOID touching water, can only clean by wiping with a damp cloth
Make sure the cabinet is disconnect from the electricity supply.
Do not clean the power plug nor allow water to enter the cabinet.
NEVER immerse the cabinet in water (or any other liquid) or wash it using free-running water.
Cleaning - Sanitising
We suggest you sanitize the appliance once a year and whenever you feel the water is not circulating freely or your plants are in bad health.
Following the cleaning instructions in Cleaning - aspara™ Self-cleaning Function, add either citric acid cleaner (according to the manufacturer’s instructions) or 1 cup of white vinegar together with water in step 3. Then, repeat cleaning in section 6.2 to rinse.