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Click and Grow black pansy growing guide
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Interested in growing black pansies in your Click and Grow smart garden? Here’s how the experience went for me.
Click and Grow black pansy pods (Viola cornuta) take 1-2 weeks to germinate in the smart garden. They germinate most quickly at warm room temperatures in the range of 64 to 79 °F (18 to 26°C). Each pod will grow a few plants, but you don’t need to thin them. It takes about 2 months for the plants to flower after planting. The plants are typically quite easy to grow and last 3-4 months in the Click & Grow.
Read on to learn about Click and Grow black pansies and how to grow them!
An introduction to growing Click and Grow black pansy flowers
Click and Grow black pansies are one of the more unique flowers you can grow indoors in these clever smart gardens. With the Click & Grow system and its proprietary plant pods, you don’t need to worry about soil pH or other issues because it provides an optimal contained little ecosystem. Plus, these plants are very easy to care for and require minimal maintenance once they’re established.
Note: Don’t forget my promo code HHARVEST15 for 15% off your pansy pods!
How to plant the pods in the garden
Before planting the pods in your garden, make sure you have cleaned your Click and Grow (you can put most of the basin pieces through the dishwasher). Once you have done this, fill the basin with water until the float is level with the top deck.
Place your pods into the Click & Grow. Place each of the white slotted lids on top of the pods. Then top each pod with a clear germination dome.
Plug the unit in first thing in the morning. You will need to connect it to power for it to work properly. Place the Click & Grow in a sunny spot and let it do its thing.
It will take about 1-2 weeks for the pods to germinate. Once they’ve sprouted, you can remove the domes and enjoy your new plants.
Timeline for germination and blooming
It takes about 1-2 weeks for the black pansy pods to germinate in the smart garden. Once they’ve sprouted, it will take another four to six weeks or so before you can expect flowers. The plants last 3-4 months in the Click & Grow, so be sure to enjoy them while you have them.
Caring for the black pansy plants as they grow
Black pansy seeds germinate and grow well at room temperature. Keep your garden unit within the temperature range of 64 to 79 °F (18 to 26°C). The seeds will sprout very slowly at cold temperatures, and the plant’s development is impaired if temperatures exceed about 30°C (86°F).
Fill up the water tank whenever the float drops. This will not happen much for the first several weeks, but you’ll likely be watering several times a week once the greenery starts growing faster.
Despite initially appearing sluggish, Pansy will soon surprise you with an abundance of leaves and flower stems. Each pod will grow multiple seedlings (and that is ok). You don’t need to thin them or pull out the extras – just let each pod have a few plants.
After about six weeks, the plants will start to bloom. Deadhead spent blooms by pinching them off and discarding them. This encourages reblooming, as well as more compact and attractive plants.
Using your indoor-grown black pansy flowers
Add a splash of beauty to your cuisine with the delicate touch of flowers! Black pansy flowers are edible and can be used to decorate salads, ice cubes, or to garnish drinks.
Whether you arrange them atop a delectable dessert or sprinkle petals throughout an appetizing entrée, these delightful decorations can enhance any dish.
Black pansies also make beautiful mini cut flowers (see also ‘25 Beautiful plants with black (and almost black!) flowers‘). Pick the blossoms and place them in a small vase with water to brighten your home.
What to do with the plants after they have flowered
After a few months, your Click and Grow black pansy plants will begin to lose their vigor. You can either discard the plants into the compost or transplant them outdoors.
FAQs about growing black pansies in the Click & Grow smart garden
What is the ideal temperature for growing black pansies?
Black pansy seeds germinate and grow well in temperatures between 64 to 79 °F (18 to 26°C).
How often should I water my plants?
You will need to fill up the water tank whenever the float drops. This will not happen much for the first several weeks, but you’ll likely be watering several times a week once the greenery starts growing faster.
How long do the pansy plants last in the click & grow?
The plants last 3-4 months in the click & grow.
How long does it take for black pansy pods to germinate?
It takes about 1-2 weeks for the pods to germinate. Once they’ve sprouted, you can remove the domes and start enjoying your new plants.
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