Kwik Klik™️ V2 Drop Seeder Instructions

ABOUT THE KWIK KLIK™️ DROP SEEDER

The Kwik Klik™️ Drop Seeder requires both a Top Plate and a Bottom Plate for operation.

  • The Top Plate controls the number and pattern of cells in your tray (e.g., 72, 128, 264, etc.), the thickness of the plate, and the diameter of the hole. Together, these three factors determine how many seeds go into each cell in your tray.
  • The Bottom Plate controls only the number and pattern of cells in your tray. It must match the Top Plate.
  • See our chart here for recommended Top and Bottom Plates for different types of seeds.
  • The Kwik Klik is also completely customizable. With every order of a Kwik Klik frame, we will send you a set of three seed plate guides (one for each Top Plate thickness — 1.5mm, 3mm, and 6mm) that will allow you to experiment with your seeds and customize the trays for your needs. Paperpot.co will happily exchange any Top or Bottom Plates if you determine you need a different configuration.

SELECTING A SEED PLATE

The Top Plate controls the number and pattern of cells in your tray (e.g., 72, 128, 264, etc.), the thickness of the plate, and the diameter of the hole. Together, these three factors determine how many seeds go into each cell in your tray.

  1. Number and pattern of holes. This is simply the number and pattern of cells in the tray you are seeding. The Kwik Klik works for the following types of cell trays:
    • Paper Chain Pot (2-, 4-, or 6-inch lengths)
    • Standard 50-, 72-, 128-, or 200-cell trays
    • Microgreens – 1020 and Paperpot Germination Trays
    • Winstrip trays – 72-cell and 128-cell
  2. Plate thickness. Thinner plates allow fewer seeds per hole. Thicker Plates enable you to put multiple seeds in each hole. Thicker plates are particularly useful when seeding microgreens.
  3. Hole diameter. Larger seeds require larger holes. But a larger hole, together with a thicker plate, can be used to seed more seeds per hole. The Top Plate controls the number and pattern of cells in your tray (e.g., 72, 128, 264, etc.), the thickness of the plate, and the diameter of the hole. Together, these three factors determine how many seeds go into each cell in your tray.

 

The chart below gives general recommendations for Top Plates, based on dropping a single seed into a single cell.  

With every order of a Kwik Klik frame, we will send you a set of three seed plate guides (one for each Top Plate thickness — 1.5mm, 3mm, and 6mm) that will allow you to experiment with your seeds and customize the trays for your needs. 

Please also watch the 15-minute video below, which describes the seed plate guides and the Top Plate customization process in greater detail.

 

 

 

ASSEMBLING THE KWIK KLIK DROP™️ SEEDER

Kwik Klik Tutorial from Diego Footer on Vimeo.

SEED PLATE CARE AND INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1: Remove the protective masking

Each Seed Plate is clear acrylic and each plate is permanently labeled so it will be easy to tell them apart.

We ship all Seed Plates with protective masking on them.  The masking is on BOTH sides of the seed plate and it needs to be removed prior to use.  The masking can be removed by getting under an edge using a sharp piece of plastic.

If your plate is NOT clear, then there is still a layer of masking on the acrylic.

STEP 2: Wash the plates before use

When you remove the protective masking from the seed plates, the plates will likely charge with static electricity.  To remove that static build-up, wash the plates with soap and water.  Don’t soak the plates in water, just quickly wet, wash with soap, and dry them.  

The metal frame of the Kwik Klik™️ should significantly reduce the amount of static electricity present, but sometimes the acrylic Seed Plates will still build up a charge.  Washing the Seed Plates is an easy way to remove that static.  

STEP 3: Store the plates in a protected location

The Seed Plates can warp if they are not stored correctly.  Please store the Seed Plates flat on a shelf like plates.  Do not hang them or store them vertically like books on a shelf.

Store the Seed Plates in an area that isn’t exposed to extreme temperature and/or humidity like the greenhouse.  While acrylic is relatively stable, it can deform and deflect due to heat and moisture, which will cause issues with how the plates perform.