Now that the days are getting wetter, colder and darker, you probably feel like spending more time in the house. In our opinion, this is the perfect time for a big clean! Although growing with the PlantHome is very simple and the PlantHome requires little maintenance, it does not hurt to clean it a little more thoroughly every now and then. Below we therefore give you some handy PlantHome cleaning tips:
Start cleaning by removing your growing bowls from the PlantHome and thoroughly dusting the PlantHome on the inside and outside with a feather duster or duster. Also thoroughly dust off the smoked glass, because dust quickly sticks to it.
Clean the PlantHome
After dusting, you can clean the PlantHome with a slightly damp cleaning cloth. It is better not to use any cleaning agent and make sure that the PlantHome is also dried thoroughly. You can clean the smoked glass with a glass cleaner, so it will shine again. Please make sure that this cleaner does not contain alcohol, because this is not good for the smoked glass.
Taking care of your plants
If you have plants in your PlantHome at the time of cleaning, you can also take care of them during your big clean. Remove the dead leaves, so that your plants look completely fresh again and check the water level to see if your plants still have enough water. It is possible that white mould or green algae grow on your plants. You don't have to worry about this, because despite the fact that this may not look very nice, mould and algae are not harmful to your plants. Its creation is simply a result of our clean and healthy system: we don’t use harmful chemicals and make sure that all materials we use are as clean and healthy as possible. In addition to providing the perfect conditions for your plants, it also provides good conditions for the growth of fungi and algae.
Cleaning after a cultivation round
When your plants are completely used up, it is time to prepare your PlantHome for another round of cultivation. First, you can throw away the old plants: plant residues are allowed in the organic waste, the plastic holders of the cups and pads are allowed with the plastic waste and the substrate of the cups and pads with the residual waste. By properly cleaning growing bowls, you ensure that your new plants get a fresh start and you also reduce the chance of algae and mould growth. You can clean the growing bowls and lids with warm water and washing-up liquid, but you can also put them in the dishwasher. You can rinse the sprouting cap with warm water and it’s better not to put it in the dishwasher. After this cleaning you can fill the growing bowls with water again, add minerals and choose a new plant pad or plant cups for your next cultivation round.
Do this by first throwing away the old plants: plant residues are allowed in the organic waste bin, the plastic holders of the cups and pads are allowed with the plastic waste and the substrate of the cups and pads with the residual waste.