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Easy indoor gardening: part 1

14 November 2016

So the colder months are here and gardening is over. Right? Hardly. It’s time to let your indoor garden grow. The new VÄXER range is a super simple and tidy way to get started. Our team took it out for a spin to see if even the greenest of our amateur gardeners can succeed at growing some gorgeous herbs and plants.

Here’s what you’ll need:

VÄXER starter plugs
VÄXER nursery
A bowl
A pitcher
A funnel
A ruler
1. LET’S GET GROWING. Got your VÄXER starter plugs? Fill up your bowl and give them a good head start by letting them soak.

2. START SETTING UP THE VÄXER NURSERY while the plugs are in their bath. First step: fill it up with water, and then add the nursery lid.

3. ONCE THE NURSERY IS SET UP, it’s time to drop in your soaked starter plugs. We recommend making things easy on yourself by labelling what you’re growing in each row. 

A hand dropping seeds into a VÄXER nursery. A view of VÄXER nursery through a magnifying glass.

4. PLANT YOUR SEEDS AND TAKE NOTE. We’ve created a super simple Grow Chart to help you keep track of your seedlings. We experimented with planting one, two or three seeds in each pod and jotted down the different growth rates.

A VÄXER nursery sits on a table with plants in front of a window.

5. INTO THE LIGHT. Cover the nursery and set your little garden in a sunny spot so your seedlings can start growing like crazy. You’ll be surprised how fast some of them will start sprouting (white cabbage was first in our batch!). Stay tuned for Part 2, when we’ll be doing some potting.

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
Digital designer: Cecilia Englund
Copywriter: Vanessa Algotsson
Photographer: Sandra Werud
Editor: Linda Harkell