How long does the shipping take?
The shipment of your order is climate neutral with PostPac Economy "Pro Clima" (Swiss Post) and takes between 2 to 3 working days. If you wish, we can send your order with Priority, in which case it will take 1-2 working days.
Orders received by 07:00 in the morning are usually shipped the same day.
What is the shipping cost?
From an order value of 40 CHF we ship free of charge with Priority. Up to this amount we charge 4.90 CHF for Economy shipping and 5.90 CHF for Priority shipping.
Where can the Grow-Grow Nut be ordered?
You are in the Swiss Grow-Grow Nut store, here we ship only to Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
In our online store for Europe, for example, you can also order delivery to Germany, Italy or France: www.growgrownut.com
If you have any special requests, feel free to contact us via our contact form or e-mail!
Are the starter packs always packed individually?
Yes! Also in the welcome package and "All in One" package your starter packages are packed individually. For example, in the welcome package you receive three individual starter packages, each with a coconut shell, 3x organic seeds and 3x coconut soil bricks and a refill package with 3x organic seeds and 3x coconut soil bricks. So you can also easily give them away.
If this does not suit you and you have an individual wish - just write us an email!
Can I cancel my order?
Of course, just send us an email at email@example.com as soon as possible. If your order is already on its way, you can simply send it back to us and get your money back.
My order is incomplete or I received an incorrect item
No problem, just send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will gladly send you the missing items!
My Grow-Grow Nut got a crack
During the colder and more variable seasons, stress cracks may occur in your Grow-Grow Nut due to moisture differences. When the dry coconut husk comes in contact with the irrigated soil and becomes moist inside, it expands. This creates stresses within the shell that can cause cracking or even bursting.
One tip is to wet the tray completely and soak it briefly before filling it.
If this phenomenon still occurs, please contact us. We will of course replace your Grow-Grow Nut free of charge!
How do I grow the Grow-Grow Nut ?
You can find detailed instructions here.
Two more tips:
1. micro-roots: if you notice small white spots on the seed during the first days, they are probably micro-roots... read more here.
2. sowing: We have designed the contents of the seed bags so that you have a nice full Grow-Grow Nut at the end. So you can use the entire contents for one cultivation run. Of course, you can experiment around here. It is simply important that the soil is pressed as level as possible before sowing, so that the seeds do not lie on top of each other and can spread evenly.
Can I reuse the Grow-Grow Nut ?
Yes, absolutely! The coconut makes a great planter because it is naturally robust and water resistant. We have grown some Grow-Grow Nuts already over 50x!
Pro tip: Rub the inside of your Grow-Grow Nut with oil from time to time, this cares for and protects the natural material.
Why are there holes in the Grow-Grow Nut?
No one really likes mold... and just as with potted plants with a hole in the pot, it is also highly recommended when growing in a coconut shell that residual water can drain off. Otherwise it comes to waterlogging and possibly mold - we want to spare you!
The coconut soil bricks are very tightly pressed, what can I do?
When pressing the coconut soil occasionally deviations occur, which may have an impact on the swelling properties. But do not worry, the ingredients are unchanged. We recommend breaking the coconut soil into small pieces by hand during soaking. Alternatively, you can soak a coconut soil brick in about 250ml of warm water for a few minutes.
How does it work with planting trees?
During the development of Grow-Grow Nut , we have intensively addressed the issue of sustainability. It is time for us to expand our awareness of our environment and work together on solutions to restore the balance.
We would also like to contribute to this with the Grow-Grow Nut . We have decided to make Grow-Grow Nut even more sustainable. Because "just" treating the environment with care has not been enough for a long time. Our environmentally conscious community has good opportunities to steer the economy in the right direction: As a helper and driver of a positive environmental balance.
In collaboration with the non-profit organization Eden Reforestation Projects, we have already planted over 250,000 trees, contributing to global forest restoration. Here you can find our official profile.
Can I use the coconut soil more than once?
In principle, you can use the soil several times, but it is best to sift out the old roots after each use, otherwise they may become moldy. Over time, the soil loses nutrients, which may have a negative effect on the growth of the Microgreens . Therefore, we recommend using a new coco soil tile after 3-4 cultivation cycles at the latest. However, as is well known, the proof of the pudding is in the eating!
Can I reuse the soil?
This is not a problem! However, we recommend you to sieve out the old root system, otherwise it can come to mold. In addition, the soil also loses some nutrients with each cultivation pass, i.e. at a certain point it may be that the seeds no longer grow quite so well. Just try it out!
Microgreens & Seeds
What are Microgreens?
Microgreens are young, edible seedlings that have so far been used primarily in upscale restaurants to enhance both the appearance and taste of dishes. Chefs use Microgreens to enhance the appeal and flavor of their menus. Smaller than seedlings but harvested later than sprouts, the various Microgreens exhibit a variety of flavors, such as pungent or sweet. Further, they are prized for their varied hues and textures. Microgreens are great for garnishing salads, soups, sandwiches, smoothies and other dishes.
Why should I supplement my diet with Microgreens ?
Most of the food we eat is not really fresh. A broccoli from the supermarket was already harvested in the field a few days ago, or rather separated from the earth. On the way from the field to your plate, the vegetable loses most of the nutrients and vitamins it contains. Especially in the cold seasons, the vegetables often come from more southern countries and thus have an even longer transport route behind them.
With the Grow-Grow Nut , you can grow fresh vitamins and nutrients at home on your windowsill year-round. A red cabbage microgreen, for example, has 260 times as much beta-carotene, 6 times as much vitamin C and 40 times as much vitamin E per gram as the adult red cabbage(source: Journal of Agricultural And Food Chemistry).
Do Microgreens grow back?
Microgreens are real vegetables, simply harvested at a young stage. Since vegetable seeds germinate only once and we harvest the sprout, it does not grow again.
Therefore, after harvesting your Grow-Grow Nut (quietly at the bottom just above the root) we recommend to put the used soil with roots on the compost or in the organic waste and then start a new growing cycle with new coco soil and new organic seeds. Let's grow again!
Theoretically, you can also use the coco soil several times, but for this the old root system should be completely removed (e.g. by sifting). However, we recommend changing the soil regularly, as it contains important nutrients that decrease over time.
How long does the seed last?
When stored in a cool, dry place and protected from light, the seeds will easily keep for a year.
How many grams are in the seed bags?
Depending on the variety, there are between 5-10g of organic seeds in the grass paper bags. The amount is always adjusted to one cultivation run - so you can use the entire content.