Here shows all tips you will need to know throughout your planting process.
What are you planting?
Including all leafy, salad, Chinese cuisine, and rooted vegetables.
Including sweet basil, coriander, dill, parsley.
Check the Most Appropriate Number of Capsules to be Used
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:
Learn to Control LED Growlight
You can adjust the LED growlight after the planting program has started.
Since your plant needs dark period to rest, the LED growlight will gradually turn on (sunrise) and off (sunset), similar to nature’s sunrise and sunset.
Add Water to Capsules with Dry Growing Media
If you find any growing media is dry on the second day of planting, add water to the dry growing media from the top until it is completely wet and wait for the seed to germinate.
Growing media is made of natural material which water absorption rate may vary.
If the growing media is wet but there is no sign of germination a week after the suggested sprout day, leave a message to us at the Support page.
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 everyday. You can also make timelapse video with your photos.
Adding Water and Plant Nutrient When There is Notification
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.
If you are growing fruits (e.g. tomato), you should pollinate the flowers for fruit production.
Some fruits like tomatoes, peppers or eggplants are self-pollinators, you can pollinate the flower simply by hand. Touch the flower and let it shake and then the pollen will spread and pollenate other flowers.
You can also pollinate the flower with a soft brush (like makeup brush, paint brush or cotton bud), gently collect pollen from outside of flowers (male stamens) and transfer it to center (female pistil).
Slide out the grow tray. Use either scissors, a knife, or your hands.
To continue growing the remaining plants, push the grow tray back into the cabinet and make sure that the connector docks firmly with the docking station and no leaves or other parts of the plant stuck in between..
End the Planting Program
Change Between Online and Offline Modes
You can shift from offline to online mode only after planting program ended. See How to Connect to go 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.
The appliance should be cleaned with hands and aspara cleaning function between each growing session or if it has not been used for a while. Make sure planting program is ended (finish planting) before cleaning.
Parts that should be thrown away
Plant - root part
Capsules - biodegradable, will not harm the environment even thrown away
Parts come in contact with plants that can be washed with water
Grow tray lid
Grow tray container
Grow hole covers
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 disconnected from the electricity supply before cleaning it.
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.
Clean pipes inside with aspara Self-cleaning function
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 - Clean pipes inside with aspara™ Self-cleaning Function", add cleaner (appropriate amount of citric acid cleaner or 1 cup of white vinegar) together with water in step 2. Then, repeat "Cleaning - Clean pipes inside with aspara™ Self-cleaning Function" to rinse.