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The Watering Bucket

NOTE: This process is for filling the main water tank. If you are working with Seedpods from your subscription box, follow the steps here for using the nursery watering vessel.

πŸ’¦ Planning to use municipal plumbing instead of manually filling water? See directions here.

🌱 Locate your included watering bucket with lid, attached spigot, and quick connect hose.

🌱 Fill up your bucket with fresh, cold water.

🌱 Transport your bucket to your Farmshelf via a cart or similar - it will be important for the bucket to be elevated in order for water to fill Farmshelf properly.

☝️ Starting up your Farmshelf for the first time? See first steps here.

Choose the tank mode

🌱 On the touchscreen, select TANK menu at top.

🌱 Then choose Manual Fill.

🌱 Next select the FILL menu at top, and follow on-screen prompts to prepare Farmshelf to receive water.

Remove cap from the pH probe

NOTE: this process is only performed once - the very first time you prepare to add water to the main tank. If the tank has been filled with water previousy, then you may skip this step.

🌱 When prompted by the touchscreen, remove the cap from the pH probe. The pH probe has a red cable cover (see illustration here). Handle the probe gently, and be sure to place the probe back into its holder once the cap is removed. Store the cap somewhere safe. (The other probe with a green cable does not have a cap to remove. It can remain in the probe holder).

Filling water

🌱 When prompted by the touchscreen, disconnect the tank hose (see photo), and connect your bucket's fill hose.

🌱 Follow along on the touchscreen to observe the water level as you fill. If it is your first time filling, it will take 3 buckets of water to max out the tank.

🌱 When finished, disconnect your bucket's fill hose, reconnect the tank hose, and close the water door/hatch.

Preview the next steps

🌱 See what to expect at each stage of your crops' lifecycle - visit the complete User Manual.

🌱 Quick tips for working with the Seedpods.

🌱 Quick tips for working with the Nutrient and Buffer Cartridges.

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