This is the second part of our review of the Ikea VÄXER/ KRYDDA indoor hydroponic gardening kits, cultivators and accessories, showing construction of the pieces involved and planting up the nursery and sprout box with seeds.

In this video I show how well the seedlings have grown in two weeks and then explain the next steps in their progress to being fully grown and edible plants. I also give my initial thoughts on the system so far.

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Presenting, Script, Cat Wrangling: Pinky/Becky Paxton

Camera, Audio, Editing: The Undergardener/Tig Campbell-Moore

Music: Furious Freak Kevin MacLeod (
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Being a cat: Jubei

IKEA’s prices for the featured 8 pot grow kits and individual parts:
Correct as of 26/06/2016
KRYDDA / VÄXER Grow kit with 8 pots, 1 tier – £58
KRYDDA Cultivation unit, black, galvanised – £16
VÄXER Pumice growing media 3 litres – £2.50
VÄXER Cultivation insert set 8 basket size – £2
VÄXER Nursery and sprout box with lid – £5
VÄXER Fertiliser 0.5l – £3
VÄXER LED cultivation light – £27
VÄXER Seeds 3 pack – £1.50
VÄXER Stone wool plugs 50 pack – £2.50

Alternatives using the Light fixture instead of the Cultivation unit:
VÄXER Grow kit with 8 pots and light fixture – £45.50
VÄXER Fixture for cultivation light – £3.50

Växer Review #2/3 by Small Green Pinky

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  • freezers83

    Hi thank you for the great videos so far. I was wondering have you experanced any algi forming on the volcanic pumic ?
    I also thought that I may fill in the sides of the metal work with clear twinwall running in plastic channeland allowing a gap at the top for ventalation Finally i have seen people using tin foil round the growing seeds to prevent evaperation any thoughts? I have started my first seeds today.

  • Iria Iglesias

    thank you for this video! very useful Small Green Pinky!! can youç plçease helçp us and tell where would i see the presoaking of the seeds if its required?cant see it on any of my packs!

  • Small Green Pinky

    Sorry for such a long wait for video 3. We had a timer failure and wanted to ensure this hasn't negatively affected the results, so we started again.

    As we've learned a fair amount during the first two videos, plus after shooting, we decided to experiment with the kit and how it is used to make for a more informative final video.

    Also, we are trying to mix our own, fully organic, food mix.

  • Kristina Paulsen

    Thanks! Very informative video! I'm thinking of buying the whole shelf system since I just love the idea of growing my own fresh salad all winter long! Looking forward to your third video!

  • Filip Bonnevier

    Hi! You're supposed to use 3 coriander seeds per germination pod. Perhaps your coriander yield will be low with only one seed. Happy growing!

  • corsegerspwnd

    hey small pinky winky !
    i just bought the kit you have i hope you like it !

    where is part 3 i cant wait 🙂
    i subbed cause i think you are cool ! greets to the guy holding the cam..

    i'm wondering too why electricity and water are dangerous together..
    perhaps you can explain it in part 3

    bless you !

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