Shelf Life: Store out of sunlight in a cool dry place. Grow Mats should be monitored monthly. Mats have a 12 month shelf life when stored correctly.
Disposal: Mats are biodegradable and compostable. Hemp fibres are one of the strongest natural fibres on earth and will take 12-24 months to fully breakdown.
Your shipment will arrive within 2-5 business days. Please be sure to provide correct and accurate shipping information for your order.
Q – What are the grow mats made of?
A – The Terrafibre Grow Mats are made from Canadian Grown Hemp Fibre. The Hemp Fibre is sourced from local farmers across Canada, mainly Alberta and Manitoba. The Hemp Fibre is separated, cleaned and processed into our 100% biodegradable soilless growing medium. The white backing on the grow mats is made from biodegradable cellulose.
Q – How much water and light do the mats need?
A – It depends on your growing environment. Every greenhouse and growing room has different levels of humidity, so it can affect your mats moisture levels. We recommend to spritz 1-2 times daily depending on the mats needs. For the first 3 days, we recommend to stack the trays and deprive the seeds from light. After 3 days, provide with approximately 8-10 hours light, with plenty of water will encourage strong germination and growth.
Q – Do you sell internationally? If so, what countries are able to purchase your products online?
A – The Terrafibre products are currently only available in Canada, USA, UK, Italy, France, Spain and Germany. We are working hard to expand our reach and will soon be available in more Countries.
Q – Can these mats be easily cut and sliced into different sized trays? A – Yes, but it will dull your scissors up! The Terrafibre Hemp Grow Mats can easily be sliced or cut to fit into various sized trays. We use a mechanized fabric cutter that has a sharpening wheel that has worked amazing.
Q – Are the Grow Mats single use, or can they be used multiple times? A – They are designed for one times use, that’s why we made them fully biodegradable and compostable. If you want to try re-using them, dry the mats out, pull off the roots and sterilize the mats with a food grade hydrogen peroxide. It’s a lot of work, but if it works for you, great!
Q – Do the mats completely replace soil and all you need is water? Or do they need nutrients or minerals?
A – Just plain old tap water will do the trick (assuming the ph isn’t wild) All your mats need is to be watered 1-2 times a day depending, along with approximately 8 hours of light/sunlight a day. Seeds have enough nutrients to get them to the full lifecycle of microgreens.
Q – Do I need to soak my seeds before using the mat?
A – We recommend soaking seeds for approximately 6-8 hours before sprinkling across the hemp grow mats. Look on the seed bags instruction, or a quick google search for specific amounts of time.
Q – Can all seeds be grown on the mats?
A – All microgreens seeds can be grown on our mat. If you are switching from anoter media, do some trials for what works best for you. Growers in California have different growing techniques compared to up here in Canada. If you try using other seeds, like flowers, it will work for germination, but as soon as it’s past its true leaf stage, it will need to start getting nutrients and likely transplanted to a larger container.
Q – What sizes are available in the Hemp Grow Mat?
A – The Terrafibre Hemp Grow Mats are available in sizes 5” x 5”, 10” x 20” and the large hemp roll which is 10” x 120’. Bulk custom sized orders are available upon request, just reach out to our sales team.
Q – Do you have to do anything else to the mat before use? Or can you just slip them straight out of the packet into a grow tray?
A – Step 1: Open the packet. Step 2: Pull out a grow mat and place it into a grow tray. It really is as simple as that! Be sure to give the mat a healthy watering the first time, to ensure the hemp is completely saturated with no standing water visible over the hemp.
Q – How thick are the mats?
A – The mats available online are 300gsm. If you are interested in thicker mats such as 500gsm or 750gsm, please contact us and we will be able to get some mats custom made.