What are micro-greens?
Micro-greens, the "young greens from seeds", are something that everyone is talking about – and with a micro-garden, they can be there on your table as well! These young seedlings provide wonderful aromas and a decorative look, and they are rich in vitamins and minerals. A seedling develops from the seed; from the seed develops a sprout which will continue to grow and, after a few days, develop into a micro-green; also known as a leaf green, green herb or baby green. They should be harvested when they reach a size of 2.5 to 7.5 cm.
Micro-greens are super!
Micro-greens are a nutritious superfood. Along with essential amino acids, they contain vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and C. Micro-greens have an intense taste and they complement salads, soups, sandwiches, pizza, pasta, sauces, dips and smoothies with their aromas, which range from mild and refreshing to hot and spicy and sweet. These small plantlets are also extremely decorative as a topping. It’s eye candy as well! You can grow vegetables as well as cultivated and wild herbs, such as cress, coriander, chervil beans, peas, mustard, broccoli, mint, rocket, red cabbage, radish, cauliflower, basil, amaranth, fennel, dill and sunflower. The cultivation will be easily achieved on your window sill within 365 days.
Grow and harvest in a cycle
The seeds require darkness and high air humidity for germination. With the micro-garden set you can fill one bowl with seeds and water; the second can be used to provide cover. After germination, just replace the lower bowl with the upper one. You can repeat the germination process in the lower bowl, while the seedlings in the upper bowl receive light and grow. This allows for a constant growing cycle. If the seeds in the lower bowl have also germinated, you can locate both bowls separately. After 5-20 days of exposure to the sunlight (depending on the type and conditions) the micro-greens can be harvested.
Patented plant stone
A new feature is the cultivation of micro-greens on our patented plant stone. Until now, soil, coconut or hemp growing mats have been used in the self-cultivation of micro-greens. Naturally, this is not sustainable – these substrates can only be used once. In addition, there is waterlogging, which means a risk of mould growth and the development of odours.
The plant stone is made of a patented Porosium® ceramic. It absorbs a lot of water and releases it in good doses. The seeds scattered above benefit from ideal germination conditions, and sprouts remain moist, wholly with no wet "feet". Since the stone stores water and automatically sucks new things out of the bowl, hardly any care is required. After the harvest, the roots can be easily detached, and the stone can be easily disinfected with hot water. After this, it will be ready to use again. There is nothing more sustainable!
With a suitable harvest plate, you can cover the bowl, thus ensuring darkness during the germination phase. If the micro-greens have reached their desired size, the plate can be used for harvesting.
The soft mats are decorative and, at the same time, very practical. Scratching is prevented at sensitive spots; at the same time, the mats will protect the base from condensation that may form at the bottom of the bowl. The major advantage of it (compared to felt) is that our material can be washed easily.
Organic seeds set
Our seeds set includes 8 different varieties of micro-greens: Rosé Radish, Alfalfa, Arugula, Cress, Daikon Radish, Mustard, Broccoli, Mizuna Red. The different micro-greens have a variety of interesting flavours e.g. mild, refreshing, hot and spicy, or sweet. The seeds are free of genetic engineering. They can be grown as a single variety or mixed together – the contents of the pack are sufficient for approx. 8 sowings.