Easy indoor gardening, part 2: Replanting your seedlings

02 December 2016

Now that the seeds have been planted and our team gardening experiment is well underway, it’s time for the next step: replanting. It’s how our seedlings start the transition from little sprouts to full-grown plants. Call us crazy, but we feel like proud parents. Check out Part 1 to see how we got started.

Here’s what you’ll need for step 2:

Your VÄXER nursery (your seeds should be sprouting)
VÄXER fertiliser
VÄXER pumice stones
VÄXER cultivation insert set & cultivation light
Pitchers

1. START GETTING YOUR HANDS DIRTY! First up, begin filling the pots with pumice stones. Don’t worry about tidiness, just lay out some paper over your work area.

2. BY NOW THE PLUGS IN YOUR VÄXER NURSERY WILL HAVE STARTED SPROUTING. Place one in each little pot and top it off with some more pumice stones.

3. GIVE YOUR PLANTS SOME NUTRIENTS by mixing VÄXER fertiliser with a bit of water. Fill the tray up and label what plants you’re placing where.

4 OK, NOW YOUR PLANTS ARE READY TO GO IN THE TRAY! Time for them to start drinking up.

5. BRING ON THE LIGHT! Set your plants near a good source of natural sunlight. When the sunlight is low, switch on the cultivation light fixture to keep growth going during the germination period. Watch ours grow in the timelapse below!

Want to see how things go when our plants get a new home? Check back in soon!

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.

MADE BY

Interior designer: Emma Parkinson
Photographer: Sandra Werud 
Writer: Vanessa Algotsson