Every kit contains all you need to your chosen herb. Hydro Herbs use a recycled wine bottle to construct the body of the system, all edges are ground by hand so there’s no need to worry about sharp corners left over from cutting the bottle. Watering the kits could not be simpler just keep an eye on the water line (clearly visible) and top up when needed, every couple of weeks. Each kit contains enough organic hydroponic fluid for you to be able to grow your herbs for approximately two years. The kits also come with spare parts so that if your horticultural skills require a little honing there’s a second chance waiting.
Follow the instructions and within 7 to 10 days you'll notice the seeds begin to germinate. Remember these plants need light to grow, more light equals more rapid growth ( you could also try giving them a few extra drops of nutrient solution to really give them some 'pep'. Although the diffferent herbs grow at different rates within 7- 8 weeks given enough light you should find they are ready for you to pick some leaves off and use them in your cooking. Continue like this and the plants should give you months of steady growth. There is enough solution to last you around two years.
Hhydro Herbs source their parts carefully trying to ensure that they have as small a carbon footprint as possible. All of the parts in the kit are either recycled and recyclable or entirely biodegradable. The wine bottles that form the largest part of the kit are obviously reused rather than recycled locally minimising any carbon production from melting the glass down or transport. Capillary matting included is recycled and the plastic bottles in the kit are also made from recycled plastic that may itself be recycled. The Jiffy Pellets are made of coir (ground coconut husk) rather than peat, so that there is no contribution to the reduction of peat bogs. The cork lid/place mat comes from renewable sources in Europe as do the natural rubber band. The terracotta pebbles used in the kit along with the cork and natural rubber band are all biodegradable.