How often should I change the wicks

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#1

Hey, I just wanted to see how often the wicks should be changed in the gardens?


#2

The rule is to replace wicks if they fail to transport water to the plant pod. Also, it is important to make sure it is a wick problem only (not caused by rootbound etc).

Wicks are meant to last for 2 years, after that the ability to transport water may be reduced (but still enough for plants to grow).
There is no rule for wicks’ longevity- it strongly depends on the water quality and how actively the garden is in use.


#3

I have never changed a wick. But it seems that it depends on the water quality a lot. The wick works as a filter. It allows you to use low quality water. Unfortunately it can get glogged if there are many solids in the water.


#4

Absolutely, I have been using one garden about three years now and new pods still get wet in 2 hours- so I would say they still work perfectly.


#5

I’m rounding on 2 years and so far so good - haven’t yet had to change my wicks either!


#6

The wicks also work longer when you never let your Smart Garden run out of water.


#7

I don’t have that problem now. But, what if I need new wicks… where can I get new ones?
It does not seem like a product I could simply buy from my local store. Can I buy it from Click and Grow?


#8

Hello,

Yes, if needed, you can buy some from Click & Grow directly : https://clickandgrow.com/products/water-transmitting-wicks


#9

Hi, thank you @GoZeph.

Is it easy to change? Would I need tools?


#10

No tools needed, you just have to slip the wick in it, from what I know.


#11

Okay, thanks!


#12

Hi,
I bought a set of cng cups not knowing there’s soil and basil seeds inside . Actually I only wanted the cups . Problem now is it doesn’t comes with a wick and it’s sold out online . Temporary I’m using 4mm string as a wick . When will the spares be available ?
Thanks .


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#13

Hey! We’re getting new stock shortly (hopefully during this week) but great improvisation on your side!


#14

Hi,

there are accessories available for Smart Gardens [here] (https://eu.clickandgrow.com/collections/accessories) and the wicks is suitable for all products.


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