In a previous blog article I wrote about how easy it is to expand your plant collection by taking cuttings of your plants and making more of them. It may not be the most popular and easiest way, but propagating by taking seeds and using it to grow a whole new plant is also one way to do it. Grow Your Ownn took this idea and came up with growsets with which you can grow your own houseplant super easily.
About Grow Your Ownn
Grow Your Ownn is a Dutch company founded by Heaven and Stijn. Their idea to start Grow Your Ownn arised from the question: why not grow our own houseplants like we grow veggies in our backyard.
Growing a houseplant is not nearly as complicated as you might think. Besides, with the help of the Grow Your Ownn growsets everyone can grow their own houseplant! Grow Your Ownn sells all kinds of houseplant growsets. Does a cactus tickle your fancy or maybe a monstera, philodendron or strelitzia? You can get them all and even more on the Grow Your Ownn website. The prices of the growsets can vary from €9,95 for a Aloë Vero to a Monstera Deliciosa for €12,50. Quite affordable in my opinion! Shipping will add another €5,95.
What’s Inside The Growsets
With the help of the Grow Your Ownn growset you can easily grow your own houseplant! The growsets will already contain everything you need to grow your own houseplant, so no extra investments needed. In all the Grow Your Ownn grow kits you will find the a cute terracotta coloured pot, two coco fiber tablets, five houseplant seeds and a card that refers to the specific sowing information on this website!
Planting The Seeds
To give you an impression of how easy it is to use the Grow Your Ownn growsets, I’m sharing the steps you have to undergo to plant the seeds. I just planted my Philodendron Selloum and Strelitzia Nicolai seeds and this is how I planted the following the instructions from Grow Your Ownn. Some houseplants require the seeds to be soaked in water first and others don’t, so be sure to always read the plant specific sowing instructions. My seeds didn’t require soaking, so I went straight to preparing my soil.
1: To prepare the soil, put the coco fiber tablets in the pot and pour 200 ml of water as indicated. After the tablets have completely absorbed the water, stir the soil to ensure that it is not too solid.
2: After preparing the soil, it’s time to put the seeds in the soil. Each grow kit comes with five seeds, but only plant two in the pot. You can store the remaining seeds or plant them in another pot. Plant the two seeds as deep as they are large and make sure the seeds are completely covered with soil. Keep some space between the seeds so they don’t interfere with each other.
3: Always make sure the soil your planted seeds are in is slightly moist! Letting the soil dry out can result in a failed grow! An extra tip from Grow Your Ownn is to to cover your plant pot with cling film or a plastic bag. This prevents the soil from drying out quickly and having to water often, which we all forget sometimes. In addition, it will also ensure high humidity and a warm temperature!
4: The waiting game has begun! Depending on the type of seed you have, the wait will be longer or shorter.
Now that I’ve planted my Philodendron Selloum and Strelitzia Nicolai seeds with the Grow Your Ownn sets, the waiting game has started for me. Mine have been in soil for a week now and I just can’t wait to see something green pop up from the soil.
To wrap it all up, I had lots of fun sowing my own houseplants with the Grow Your Ownn sets. From my point of view, it is a very fun activity on your own or with others and a superb gift to someone who has a green thumb!
Did you ever grow a houseplant from seeds? Did you succeed or fail?
AD – This article was written in collaboration with Grow Your Ownn and contains gifted products.