Is my wifi network compatible?
If you are not sure whether your wifi network is 2.4GHz or 5 GHz speed, we suggest attempting to connect the Hydroplanter to your wifi network. If it continues to not connect after several attempts, you can determine whether your router does have a 2.4 GHz network connection by following the steps below. Most routers have the ability to broadcast both speeds - they just aren’t setup with both. ·Depending on the Wi-Fi router model, there are a couple of different ways to tell if your router is dual band. The best way is to look up your router’s model on the manufacturer’s website. Some wireless routers even have dual band written on the router itself or on the packaging that it came in. ·Another way to tell, is to look at your Wi-Fi network’s name (SSID). Your Wi-Fi router may be broadcasting two networks, with different names to indicate the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. This is a good sign that you have a dual band router. Each router will name the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands differently, but you can generally tell just by looking. For instance, the 5 GHz network may have 5, 5G, or 5GHz as part of its name. The other may have 2, 2.4G or 2.4GHz as part of its name. So if you’ve named your Wi-Fi network “Home”, you might see Home5 and Home2 in the list of available wireless networks. ·It’s also possible that your router is a dual band wireless router that is currently set to broadcast only in one band, meaning that you will only see one network name. Seeing one network name doesn’t necessarily mean that your router isn’t dual band. You need to check your router’s manual or the support section of their web site to be sure. ·If your router is dual band, the manual or manufacturers web site will have instructions for how to set it to broadcast on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands.
How do I plant in the hydro planter?
The Hydroplanter can support 4-5 seed starter cubes or transplants. You can plant seed starter cubes or transplant small plants directly into the Top Tray. For seed starter cubes, we recommend placing the cubes directly into the grow medium. For seedlings, first remove all excess dirt from the root system as this can harm the root systems. The easiest way to do this by breaking up soil around the roots gently with your hands. After doing so, evenly arrange in the Top Tray. Once your seed starting cubes or transplants are arranged, pour in remaining grow medium to surround and support the transplants and tubing. Transplants may take a couple of days to acclimate - but rest assured that they will thrive with the hydroponic setup!
Should I clean my Hydroplanter and how often?
Yes! We recommend changing the water in the reservoir every 10-14 days or until the water level is low.