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    1. Incredibly developed plant genetics
     
    Agriculture used to be incredibly simple even back in the beginning of 20th century. A tomato was a tomato - red, roundish, medium size. A cucumber was a cucumber - green, rather tender, half a span long. And so on.

     

    Today, there is about 25 000 different tomato varieties and cultivars alone, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Every single herb, vegetable or fruit you have in your kitchen has countless “brothers” and “sisters”, differing from each other in shapes, sizes, colors, textures, flavors, scents, preferences, etc. Want to grow black strawberries? Voila. An apple that tastes like custard? No problem. Brainstorming options for saving paper? Here’s a tree that grows leaves that can be used as recycled paper. Want to set yourself on fire with the world's hottest chilies? Smoking Ed's 'Carolina Reaper' is at your service.
    3 reasons why growing food today is more exciting than ever
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    3 reasons why growing food today is more exciting than ever

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    With the Strawberry Refill for Smart flowerbed being the most anticipated and the most celebrated Smart flowerbed Refill in the history of Click & Grow, we decided to put together a list of must-dos to help you get the most out of it.

    But before we begin, let's answer this one question. Why is it so cool to grow strawberries with Click & Grow?

    Strawberry Refill for Smart flowerbed from A to Z
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    Strawberry Refill for Smart flowerbed from A to Z

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    Ever wondered why your Tomato, Strawberry or Chilli Pepper has so little fruits? The answer is simple - they just need some funny business in their life, too. Some so-called "arrangements" or "romantic hangouts with other plants". Basically, your plants simply need to go out on a date, to give you more of those juicy tomatoes and other goodies. And as weird as it sounds, you need to help them... doing it the plant way. Or actually, the bee way.

     

    Your Click & Grow plants are doing it too
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    Your Click & Grow plants are doing it too

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    Here at the Northern hemisphere we are getting ready for winter. Our supporters from Down-Under can skip this section for now.

    Basic knowledge is that plants need 3 things to thrive - water, minerals and sunlight. Click & Grow takes care of the first two, so taking care of the light part is the plant owners liability.

    Taking care of plants during winter
    Gardening and plants Tips and Tricks

    Taking care of plants during winter

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    Basically, the Click & Grow fertilization system is a mineral-organic hybrid.

    We reproduce normal "soil" conditions by decomposing organic components by microbiological means. The same mechanism happens in nature - leaves fall and are turned back into soil. This natural plant feeding process is boosted by our hi-tech mineral release system. The latter uses nanotechnology to supply plant roots with elements that are currently in minimum (see picture). This eliminates most of the plants diseases and ails caused by bad nutrition. 

    The Click & Grow fertilization technology
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    The Click & Grow fertilization technology

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    Stevia or "Sugar Leaf" might not be the poshest representative of the plant kingdom - no bright flowers or coloured leaves, but this plant has some inner qualities that once tried are hard to forget.

    Sugar Leaf - The Natural Sweetener
    Gardening and plants Plants

    Sugar Leaf - The Natural Sweetener

  • Winter has arrived unexpectedly, as usual. In most places around the world it means that plants need much more care than normally. During winter, the most complicated issue for plants is lack of light.

    What’s interesting is that people understand the necessity of light differently. A lot of our customers from Brazil complain that they don't have enough light there while customers from Norway confirm they have more light than necessary to grow their plants. We should bear in mind that plants feel light in their own way, not the way we do. How could we know, whether our plant has light enough for sprouting and growing? 

    Here are some pictures of our customers’ plants and you can clearly see that the plants bend towards the light, desperately searching for it, stretching and suffering from the light stress: 



    Light, light, light!
    Gardening and plants Tips and Tricks

    Light, light, light!

  • Every Tuesday we cover the uses and qualities of our edible Click & Grow plants. This week we’ll look at Chili Pepper!

    Click & Grow Chili Pepper

    Background

    The chili pepper, also known as chile pepper or chilli pepper, is the fruit of plants from the genus Capsicum. It’s estimated that Chili peppers have been a part of the human diet since at least 7500 BC. Archaeological evidence at sites located in Southwestern-Ecuador suggest that chili peppers were domesticated more than 6000 years ago. Astonishing!

    A look at our edibles - Chili Pepper
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    A look at our edibles - Chili Pepper

  • Every Tuesday we cover the uses and qualities of our edible Click & Grow plants. This week we’ll look at Lemon Balm. 

    Click & Grow Lemon Balm


    Background

    Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) originates from Europe and it has been cultivated in the Mediterranean region for around 2000 years. The plant is widely known for its health benefits. For example, it’s known that Charles V, the King of France in the 14th century, drank Lemon Balm tea every day to stay in good health.

    A look at our edibles – Lemon Balm
    Gardening and plants Plants

    A look at our edibles – Lemon Balm

  • Every Tuesday we cover the uses and qualities of our edible Click & Grow plants. This week we’ll look at Thyme. 

    Click & Grow Thyme

    Background

    Interestingly, there are a number of theories as to the origins of the name thyme. Most agree that its derived from the Greek word thumos or from the Latin fumus which both mean smoke. The association with smoke probably comes from the fact that thyme was used in sacrifices or from the plants fragrant odor, which is often tied with the word fumigate.

    What we do know is that thyme originates from the Mediterranean area and in ancient times, thyme was appreciated for its antiseptic properties. For example, Greeks used it as a fumigant while Egyptians made use of its qualities in the embalming process.

    A look at our edibles - Thyme
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    A look at our edibles - Thyme

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