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Our customers are at the center of everything we do as we strive for effortless indoor gardening.

Below you can find answers concerning the most common questions related to our products.

For any other questions please contact us at info@tregren.com and we will do our best to help you.

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T-Series

T-series Kitchen Garden is designed for indoor use and in the T-series you have perfect growing conditions for the different species of plants enabled by the Smart Gardener application and the Active Growing Technology™. Thanks to these technologies your plants grow 3 times faster. The Active Growing Technology™ provides nutritious, oxygenous water to the roots of the plants, the growing light with the optimal light spectrum is an important factor for the growth, and innovative use of nutrients. The Smart Gardener application controls and adjusts everything so ideal conditions are created for the different plants.

The only difference is the size. The T3 is a kitchen garden for small kitchens and households. T6 is the most common size and is designed for a family that uses herbs in their cooking. T12 is the big one for those who use a lot of greens on a daily basis.

The T3 fits 3-6 pots/seed pods depending on their size. The T6 fits 6-12 pots/ seed pods depending on their size. The T12 fits 12-24 pots/seed pods depending on their size.

The light is a specially designed LED light that has the optimal spectrum for plants. It resembles midday light at midsummer. It differs from most of the growing lights in the market as we have mixed more yellow light in it to make it pleasant for the human eye.

Anything from 3 days to 21 days. When you start from seeds you don’t need to add water for the first 2-3 weeks. At the time you have full grown plants you will need to add water more often. How often , is dependent on which plants you grow. The Smart Gardener application will remind you when to add more water.

We recomend that you change water every 3 weeks. By doing this you will ensure that the plants have the right amount of nutrients and the water is fresh.

Nutrients should be added every three weeks at the same time when you change the water.

By changing the water regulary you ensure optimal growth of the plants as it’s important to have fresh water with the right PH at all times.

Nutrients are the key to growth, by having the right nutrients for the plants you ensure a strong and fast growth. The nutrients affect the taste and the health of the plants.

You can use the T-series Kitchen Gardens without the application as each garden is pre-installed with the Smart Default program. The only thing you need to do is to plug in your kitchen garden and add water.

The pump can be cleaned by removing the grid in front of the pump. After this you can take away the cover that adjusts the flow of water. Now you can see the propeller. Take out propeller, rinse it under water and put the pieces back together in reverse order.

The power of the lamp and pump is 5,5 watts. If the T3 or T6 is on continuously (24/7), the monthly energy consumption is approx. 4 kWh i.e. 0,5 euros depending on your electricity agreement. For T12 the energy consumption is double.

The lifetime is expected to be between 3-5 years. Spare parts can be found at www.tregren.com

The lifetime is expected to be between 3-5 years. Spare parts can be found at www.tregren.com

If you have properly cleaned the pump as explained above, it may be necessary to reboot the garden. You do this by taking the power source out 4 times in a row with no more than 5s apart from the last. After this the light should blink. You will also need to choose the program again for the garden if you have the app in use.

Smart Gardener

The application is the remote control to your T-series Kitchen garden. With the application you can control all functionalities related to your kitchen garden. It will also remind you when to fill water and nutrients. The Smart Gardener takes care of the gardening for you.

To optimize the growth and to make your life easy. Every plant species has their own needs, some need a lot of water as some others very little, some plants need to rest without light when some thrive when the light is always on. This is why we have developed the Smart Gardener application that contains unique growing programs for the most common plants. The only thing you need to do is to select the plant and the application will create and control the perfect conditions for the selected plant in your kitchen garden.

The application controls the light, the watering and the nutrients by ensuring that the plants you are growing have optimal conditions all the time. The application also reminds you to add more water and nutrients when needed.

You can use the T-series Kitchen Gardens without the application as each garden is pre-installed with the Smart Default program. The only thing you need to do is to plug in your kitchen garden and add water.

It can be downloaded at AppStore and Google Play.

It works on Apple and Android devices.

After signing in, you have a screen that tells you to connect to a garden. This is done by pressing the + sign in the upper right corner. Press the +-sign and wait for the application to establish the connection. Make sure that you have your kitchen garden plugged in and the bluetooth is switched on on your phone.

Yes, you can add as many kitchen gardens as you want. This is done by signing in to the application. In the screen where you have your already connected gardens, you have a +-sign in the right upper corner. Press the +-sign and wait for the application to establish the connection to a new garden.

Yes you can. Just do the normal pairing procedure

Make sure that you have the bluetooth on in your smart phone. Some phones require a restart as well. Your kitchen garden needs to be plugged in as well.

The Growing programs are designed to give different species of plants optimal conditions by adjusting the light, the watering and the supply of nutrients according to the needs of that specific plant. You select the Growing Program in the application and your kitchen garden takes care of the rest. This is done by signing-in to the application and by pressing the picture of your kitchen garden. A new screen will open and under the Header “Automated Remote Control” you can find the Growing program. Click on the Growing program and a new screen with all the programs will open. Select the program you want. Your kitchen garden will indicate that it has recieved the Growing program you selected by blinking its light.

There are specific mulitspecies programs to be found under Growing programs. The generic rule is that you should select the program according to the plant that has the most demanding needs for light.

Yes, you can create your own Growing programs. This is done under the Growing programs by pressing the + sign in the upper right corner. You can control the light, when it goes on and off, the interval and the time for when the water is pumping. You can also set your own reminders.

You can view the parameter for each program. With an Android device you keep your finger on the program until the view window pops up. With an Apple device you swipe the program to left.

This feature is design to ensure good and steady growth during the life span of the plant as the plant has different needs in different growing phase. There are three different growing modes. Seeds, cuttings and Pre-grown plants mode. The seeds mode is used when you start from seeds. This will set the right conditions, the lamp will be of for 7 days and after that it will be turned on automatically. When you use the grwoing phase you havet to first the plant you want to grow from the growing programs menu and then you go to Growing phase and select the growing phase.

There are two different ways to do this. 1) You can use the on/off switch. The switch can be turned to off or automatic mode. In the automatic mode the garden uses the program you have selected. 2) You can also control the timing of light by creating your own growing programs.

You can use the on/off switch. The switch can be turned to off or automatic mode. In the automatic mode the garden uses the program you have selected.

This is used especially when you grow plants from seeds in order to know what you have planted.

Currently you can use the application without signing in. However, to get access to all features you need to sign in.

You change the name or delete a garden by doing the following: With an Android device you keep your finger on the program until the view window pops up. With an Apple device you swipe the program to left.

Seed pod FAQ

The Seed pod reaches its full form when it is in contact with water for 5-10minutes. Then you put the seed paper on the pod and press gently on the paper until it is properly wet and sticks on the capsule.

The Seed pod reaches its full form when it is in contact with water for 5-10minutes. Then you put the seed paper on the pod and press gently on the paper until it is properly wet and sticks on the capsule.

From 2 (rocket) to 7 (mint) days, depending on the plant.

From 4 (rocket, basil) to 8 (mint, bloody sorrel) weeks. Depending on the plant.

Add the nutrient directly after the leaves start to sprout.

Turn the lamp on directly after the leaves start to sprout.

No. 80 – 95% of the plants sprout, depending on the plant.

The plants can grow for several years.

Genie FAQ

Genie is a hydroponics device mainly designed for indoor use, but can be used also outside i.e. on the terrace. The Active Growing Technology provides nutritious, oxygenous water to the roots of the plants. Stagnant water becomes anaerobic very quickly and therefore the water circulation is very important. In addition, the growing light with the optimal light spectrum, is an important factor for the growth.

Hydroponics has been used by professional farmers for over 40 years. Most of the 200 million herb and lettuce pots produced yearly in the Nordics are cultivated with the same principle.

Mere water is not enough for the growth of the plants, because the plants use the nutrients in pots very fast. Therefore it is recommendable to use the Tregrens nutrients that are planned for hydroponics.

The Genie’s sales package includes the so-called start-up nutrients that get you started. Nutrients designed for the device can be inquired at retailers’ selling the device. They can also be ordered through the Tregren’s store online.

The plants evaporate water and the evaporation speed depends on several factors (temperature, species etc.) The device shows also the maximum and minimum levels of the water. Water shall be added to the device when the water level goes below the minimum mark or at latest when the pump starts to take in air which is indicated by the sound. Typically water should be added every 2-5 days. It is recommendable to change the water at the same time as you add the nutrients. The recommendation is every 3 weeks.

The regular water change and adding the nutrient ensure the successful growth of the plants also for novice gardeners.

Lettuce and herbs grow the best when the light is on all the time. Plants that have flowers or fruits should have a dark period of at least 6 hours.

The power of the lamp is 5,5 watts. If the device is on continuously (24/7), the monthly energy consumption is approx. 4 kWh i.e. 0,5 euros depending on your electricity agreement.

The lifetime of the lamp is approx. 5 years on continuous 24/7 use. They are sold at retailers who are selling Genie’s products. As well as  in Tregren’s store online.

First check the amount of water. If the pump gets in even a little air, the ‘recovery’ can take few minutes after you filled up with water.  If this does not help, adjust the pump to the full power for a couple of minutes (the adjustment lever of the pump to the left) and then back to the minimum. Check also that the pump is properly attached to the attachment pin. When changing the water, also rinse the pump with running water and see that there is no soil or plant remains in the holes. The pump grill should be removed with e.g. twisting lightly by your nails – this way the cleaning is much easier. – Place the pump in the same direction as the wire/water container. Press the growing medium by the pump in such way that the suction cups are attached to the bottom. This way the potential resonation decreases. .

Genie has a LED stripe on one of its sides that turns red when the batteries run low. We recommed that you change the batteries immediately when the LED is turned on. The batteries last for 8-10 months .

All AA batteries can be used. We recommend the use of rechargeable batteries.

The pump works every 40 minutes for approx.. 10 seconds.

Send e-mail to info@tregren.com and we will answer your questions as soon as possible.

Herbie FAQ

Herbie is a hydroponics device designed for indoor use. The Active Growing Technology provides nutritious, oxygenous water to the roots of the plants. Stagnant water becomes anaerobic very quickly and therefore the water circulation is crucial. In addition, the growing light with the optimal light spectrum, is an important factor for the growth.

Hydroponics has been used by professional farmers for over 40 years. Most of the 200 million herb and lettuce pots produced yearly in the Nordics are cultivated with the same principle.

Mere water is not enough for the growth of the plants, because the plants use the nutrients in pots very fast. Therefore it is recommended to use Tregren’s nutrients that are especially designed for Tregren products.

The Herbie’s sales package includes the starter pack of  nutrients. Nutrients designed for the device can be inquired at retailers selling the device. They can also be ordered through the Tregren’s store online.

The plants evaporate water and the evaporation speed depends on several factors (temperature, species etc.). The device shows also the maximum and minimum levels of the water. Water shall be added to the device when the water level goes below the minimum mark or at latest when the pump starts to take in air which is indicated by a loud sound. Typically water should be added every 2-5 days. It is recommendable to change the water at the same time as you add the nutrients. The recommendation is every 3 weeks.

The regular water change and adding the nutrient ensure successful growth of the plants also for novice gardeners.

Lettuce and herbs grow the best when the light is on all the time. Plants that have flowers or fruits should have a dark period of at least 6 hours.

The water pump is designed to be on continuously and it has low energy consumption. On the other hand, if you want to set the pump operation with a separate timer, you can also do that. The pump delivers oxygen to the water and provides oxygen and nutrients to the roots of the plant.

The power of the lamp is 24 watts and the pump power is 2,5 watts. If the device is on continuously (24/7), the monthly energy consumption is approximately 19 kWh i.e. 1,5-2,0 euros depending on your electricity agreement.

The lifetime of the lamp is approx. 2 years on continuous 24/7 use. are sold at retailers who are selling Herbie products.

First check the amount of water. If the pump gets in even a little air, the ‘recovery’ can take few minutes after you filled up with water.  If this does not help, adjust the pump to the full power for a couple of minutes (the adjustment lever of the pump to the left) and then back to the minimum. Check also that the pump is properly attached to the attachment pin. When changing the water, also rinse the pump with running water and see that there is no soil or plant remains in the holes. The pump grill should be removed by e.g. twisting lightly with your nails – this way the cleaning is much easier. – Place the pump in the same direction as the cord/water container. Press the growing medium by the pump in such way that the suction cups are attached to the bottom. This way the potential resonation decreases.

This is a video how to clean Genies pump. But the basic principle is exactly the same. Follow the same steps as in the video below.

Send e-mail to info@tregren.com and we will answer your questions as soon as possible.