At this point, you’ve probably heard of microgreens. Essentially seedlings (or young plants) of veggies and herbs, they’re only a couple of inches tall and are loaded with nutrients.
While you can buy microgreens in stores, they oftentimes come in plastic packaging at the grocery store. They can also be costly. The solution? Microgreens kit options that allow you to grow and harvest microgreens of any kind right in the comfort of your own home.
Microgreens are more than just a food trend. In fact, many refer to them as superfoods. One study found many microgreen species had higher levels of vitamin C, vitamin E, and carotenoids when compared to mature crops. Specifically, red cabbage and cilantro microgreens had higher concentrations of ascorbic acids and carotenoids than matured crops.
Because of these benefits, adding microgreens to your favorite salads, soups, and sandwiches could be an easy way to add a nutritional punch. If you’re looking to grow microgreens at home, here are some microgreens kit options to get you started.
Looking for a Microgreens Kit? Try These Options
Hamama’s microgreen growing kit contains cabbage, sweet wheatgrass, and kale grown from non-GMO seeds.
The tray is BPA-free, and all you need to do is add water! After 10 days, you’ll have microgreens that are ready to enjoy in your smoothies.
2. Ingarden Starter Pack, $99
With this starter pack, you get to customize the color of your microgreen bed and get a month’s worth of microgreens.
The growing kit is herbicide and pesticide-free, and the superfood eco-packs come with pads for radish, red cabbage, broccoli, and mustard. Plus, shipping is carbon neutral, and buying an Ingarden microgreen kit gives a meal to a child in need.
This microgreen growing kit is perfect for any home: It fits in windowsills and won’t take up too much space on your counter.
It comes with one harvest’s worth of seeds and soil, and it’s BPA-free. After keeping the soil moist for about two weeks, your microgreens will be ready to harvest!
Looking for a kit that has it all? This kit from Uncommon Goods includes three biodegradable bamboo-fiber grow trays, three germination lids, four paper seed packets for 12 grows, and nine biodegradable jute grow mats.
You only need to water the seeds once; then, let the magic happen! When you’re done harvesting your microgreens, thoroughly clean the tray—it’s dishwasher-safe.
If you’re worried you won’t be able to grow microgreens on your own—don’t worry. This kit is perfect for someone who doesn’t have a green thumb.
With this microgreen growing kit, you get a handmade terracotta pot, four types of organic Hudson Valley Seed Co. microgreen seeds, and organic soil that lasts four planting rounds.
It’s zero-waste, so you won’t have to keep buying and throwing out those plastic microgreen containers from the market. And the terracotta pot comes in three colors. If you take a break from growing microgreens, it can be reused and repurposed!
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