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Honestly, the most difficult part about preparing the Click & Grow Smart Flowerpot was removing the shrink-wrap from the box. Ready to grow some chili peppers?
You'll find easy to understand directions and product information wrapped around the flowerpot.
First, remove the sticker from the top of the Smart Flowerpot.
Remove the two plates.
The red-lidded container houses the batteries which power the sensor and water pump. Pull up on the red lid to install batteries.
The Smart Flowerpot requires four AA batteries. Once you've installed them, the light on the front of the flowerpot will turn blue and start blinking.
When the light turns on blue and blinks, the Smart Flowerpot is ready for water.
Pour water into the reservoir until the water line matches the indicated mark. Don't pour water into the plant cartridge area in the center.
Replace the plates and press down to secure them. Place the plastic germination lens over the plant cartridge in the center and leave it until you see sprouts.
If you are planting in winter or plan to keep the Smart Flowerpot in an area with low light, you may need to purchase the $49 grow light.
Fish the cord through the light stand and plug the cable into the port on the top of the light.
Place the grow light against the Smart Flowerpot and plug in.
Voila! Click & Grow says that you can expect sprouts in two to three weeks, and a full-sized plant in two to four months. Plenty of time to look up recipes calling for chili peppers.
Check back as we update our progress.