This kit provides an assortment of twelve vegetables and herbs that are some of the most prolific producers in hydroponic setups. While you could grow any of these varieties in a small one-square-foot setup on your kitchen counter, this collection is more oriented towards those with a medium to large hydroponic growing setup. There is a bit of everything for everyone in this package, some fresh herbs, red and yellow cherry tomatoes, small pepper plants, lettuces, strawberries and even dwarf green beans!

- Plants grown hydroponically grow much faster than those planted in soil, up to 30-50% faster!

Supply your household with fresh-grown food all year round with these 12 varieties that are well adapted to hydroponic growing:

 

1. Bean, Bush, Strike, 12 seeds
2. Lettuce, Little Gem, 1000 seeds
3. Lettuce, Cimmaron, 1000 seeds
4. Lettuce, Buttercrunch, 1000 seeds
5. Pepper, Hot, Jalapeno M, 50 seeds
6. Tomato, Gold Nugget, 25 seeds
7. Tomato, Small Red Cherry, 25 seeds
8. Basil, Italian Large Leaf, 250 seeds
9. Chive, Common, 250 seeds
10. Cilantro, Leisure Splits, 100 seeds
11. Mint, Peppermint, 250 seeds
12. Strawberry, Yellow Wonder, 25 seeds

 

* These seeds will remain viable for 1-3 years ( depending on the variety) if stored in a cool, dark place, ideally between 4 and 10⁰C. After that, the germination rate may start to go down.

 

Hydroponic gardening is an ancient horticultural technique that has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity since the early 2000s. The first time that growing food hydroponically was possibly in the hanging gardens of Babylon in 600 BCE, where a series of rivers were diverted to provide water in channels where the plants were grown. During the 10th century, the Aztec people were growing crops on floating raft gardens in nearby lakes. Sometime during the 12th century, the Chinese started to use hydroponics in rice fields devoid of soil.

 It was only by the 16th century that a Belgian scientist, Jean van Helmont, produced the first science-based research on the subject. Over a century later, John Woodward built on Helmont’s work and released the first liquid nutrient solution, after proving that nutrients in water are more accessible to roots than those in soil. The term ‘’hydroponic’’ was first coined in the 1920s by Dr. William Gericke from the University of California, who furthered studies on the subject a great deal by growing 25-foot-tall tomato plants, among other things.

The U.S. army used hydroponics on a large scale in the 1930s on Wake Island in the Pacific Ocean. The rocky terrain was unfit for farming and the food had to be airlifted, which was impractical and expensive. The U.S. Air Force made a 120-square-foot bed that produced an average of 90 pounds of fresh greens every week!

It is only in the 1960s that the first hydroponic setups for hobby growers were designed, but it was mostly commercial production of lettuce that developed the commercial market until a sudden spike in interest from home growers in the early 2000s. Nowadays, hydroponics are better understood than ever and many guides and different setups are available for the home grower.

OUR SEED GUARANTEE

You know that a lush, fruitful garden needs good soil, frequent watering, and sunlight to grow, but it’s the seeds that really make the harvest.

Picked and bagged for 2023 the vast majority of our seeds have germination rates of over 85%. The seeds are all-natural, non-GMO, non-hybrid, untreated, and open-pollinated for seed saving.

We have put a lot of thoughts into the design and packaging of our seed packets. Our seeds are all carefully packed in food grade kraft paper/aluminium zipper lock bags, and then are shipped in eco-friendly padded mailers.

We heat-seal each of our seed packet for even more protection from moisture, odour and light, allowing you to store your seeds for up to 3x longer than paper or plastic. Plant them all, germinate some indoors, save some for next season - it’s up to you!

<tc>Notre garantie sur les semences</tc>

Vous savez qu'un jardin luxuriant et fructueux a besoin d'un bon sol, d'arrosages fréquents et du soleil pour pousser, mais ce sont les semences qui font vraiment la différence.

Cueillies et ensachées pour 2023, la grande majorité de nos semences ont des taux de germination de plus de 85 %. Toutes nos semences sont entièrement naturelles, sans OGM, non hybrides, non traitées et à pollinisation libre pour récolter les semences année après année.

Nos semences sont  soigneusement emballées dans des pochettes refermables, en papier kraft/aluminium de qualité alimentaire. Nos commandes sont ensuite expédiées dans des enveloppes rembourrées respectueuses de l'environnement.

Nous thermoscellons chacun de nos sachets de semences pour encore plus de protection contre l'humidité, les odeurs et la lumière, vous permettant de conserver vos semences jusqu'à 3 fois plus longtemps que dans du papier ou plastique. Plantez-les toutes, faites-en germer quelques-unes à l'intérieur, gardez-en pour la saison prochaine - à vous de décider !