Is there a user manual?

Yes, you can view it here: User Manual

How much space do I need for the Instant Garden?

The Instant Garden measures just 3 feet wide by 2 feet deep and 3½ feet tall and can easily fit on a deck, patio, or balcony.

What can I grow in the Instant Garden?

The Instant Garden can grow up to 15 plants at a time including everything from lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini and cucumbers that come with your system, to kale, spinach, cilantro, parsley, thyme, oregano, basil, even strawberries and more. The Instant Garden is not designed to grow root vegetables such as carrots, radishes, beets, potatoes, etc., as well as grapevine or bush varieties. 

Is the Instant Garden easy to assemble?

Yes, the Instant Garden assembles in as little as 10 minutes. Step by step instructions are included. No prior gardening experience is necessary. 

How are the live Instant Garden seedlings sent to me?

We guarantee that your live plants will arrive safe and sound. Your plants are shipped via UPS and typically arrive in 1-3 business days, depending on the destination. We ship to all 48 contiguous states. 

How long will my plants last and how can I order more plants?

The lifespan and yield of your plants depends on what you're growing. A tomato, pepper or cucumber plant can last up to a year. A head of lettuce will typically grow for about 3-4 weeks before being ready to harvest and enjoy. You can order plants from our online store, by clicking here.

What's in the Instant Garden Specially Formulated Super Hydro Food?

Our nutrient formula is a critical part of the Instant Garden Growing System. It is specially designed to support our hydroponic technology, enabling superior plant growth and better nutrition from your home-grown tomatoes, lettuce, vegetables, and herbs. 

How often do I need to add nutrients and change the water in the reservoir?

Add two scoops of nutrients to the water reservoir once a week and three when you completely empty and refill the reservoir, which we recommend doing at least once every month. Check the water level periodically to see if more water is needed. As your plants grow and produce they will start to consume more water. If the water level dips below normal, simply add a little more to the reservoir. 

Can I use the Instant Garden indoors?

The Instant Garden is designed for outdoor and indoor use. To grow indoors you will need a light source and we recommend the Instant Garden Indoor Accessory Light Kit.  When using the Instant Garden indoors make sure to use caution - nutrient water may be spilled during maintenance and when filling and emptying your tank.    

Is the Instant Garden made from recycled materials?

Yes, part of the Instant Garden is made from reclaimed plastic-The Instant Garden is UV stable and FDA food safe. 

Can I use my store bought seedlings or do they have to be Instant Garden seedlings?

The goal of the Instant Garden is to make gardening easy, accessible and affordable to everyone. As a result, we offer a variety of competitively priced seasonal starter plants, grown fresh from our nursery and shipped directly to you already living. Alternatively, store-bought seedlings can be transplanted into the Instant Garden by taking care to remove all dirt, perlite, or planting soil mix from the seedling's roots, and then securing the bare root supply into an Instant Garden Grow Cube and Basket. 

What is your warranty policy and customer service philosophy?

Your Instant Garden System is designed to be so easy that anyone can grow vegetables with as little as no experience. But that doesn't mean you won't have questions along the way, which is why our customer service team is standing by. We are so confident that you'll love the results of growing your own vegetables with the Instant Garden that we offer the System risk free for 30 days with a free 1-year warranty on parts.