What are Microgreens?
Microgreens are the young seedlings of newly germinated, edible plants, such as broccoli, red cabbage and radish. These young shoots are up to nine times denser in nutrients, antioxidants and polyphenols, than their older, larger plants, making them not only very tasty but also bursting with health benefits.
What makes Mircogreens so good for me?
All Microgreens contain Beta carotene from which the body makes vitamin A, Carotenoids – lutein and zeathanthin, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Calcium, Polyphenols (formerly called Antioxidants). In addition to the nutrients listed above, each Microgreen has a good source of other nutrients available in our health benefits section.
How do I use Microgreens?
You can add them to salads, smoothies, sprinkle them over soups, stir them into stews and add them to stir-fries, curries, risottos, pasta bakes and casseroles – the sky’s the limit!
Can I grow Microgreens without a garden?
Microgreens are incredibly easy to grow, even for the least green-fingered of people! Whether you live in a studio apartment or a sprawling mansion, you only need a small space to place your kitchen windowsill garden. There’s no need to worry about seasons – these little wonders grow all year round!
I am a serial plant killer - how do I know this will work for me?
We've converted thousands of plant killers into successful growers! We have a friendly community within our private facebook group that you can access should you need extra guidance.
Can I grow Microgreens all year round?
Yes! That is one of the many benefits of microgreens. They can be grown on your windowsill or any shelf inside your home all year round.
Which kit do you recommend for beginners?
Our Micrology Kits are great to begin with if you're not sure about long term growing just yet. However if you are looking at making a commited goal to adding more nutrition to you daily diet we would always suggest our Microfarm kits.
These have been designed so you can grow on rotation, planting 3 of the 6 bamboo trays included in your kit first, once you bring them into the light around day 3 you can then plant the next 3 bamboo trays included in your Microfarm kit. Then once you have used all the seeds and coir you can replenish with more seeds and coir as often as you like!
How long do seeds keep before I use them?
For best results sow the seeds soon after getting them – why wait? However, if you store the seeds in a cool dry place and they are not damp then they will stay viable for a long time. In 2005 seeds known to be 2000 years old, from a Judean date palm, excavated in Israel, germinated!
What's the true value of your kits?
Our micrology single tin grow kits come with around 3,000 organic seeds, organic growing medium coir, inclusive instructions and a wooden measuring spoon, all hand-packed into a British manufactured steel tin for you to grow your own Microgreens in.
Our larger kits come with 6 reusable bamboo trays and 3-5 re-usable tins, containing 18,000 seeds in total. When previously operating as an urban farm we would retail our fresh Microgreen Punnets for £3.50 per 30g. Think of Microgreens being one of the best supplements you can add to your daily diet! All our kits are replenishable and we offer you support and guidance at every step within our private growing group.
You won't find fresher or tastier greens than if you were to grow your own!
Isn’t it just cress?
Confusingly, the term ‘cress’ also has a second meaning. Once a sprout grows its first leaves, it becomes a cress. Microgreens are harvested when they have developed their first set of leaves which are called cotyledons. Depending on the Kit you choose we have over 16 varieties of Microgreens available.
What are your shipping details?
We ship most of our products Monday to Friday with Royal Mail 48 tracked. We offer free shipping on orders over £60.
Do you export outside of the UK?
We've converted thousands of plant killers into successful growers! We have a very friendly private growing community you'll be able to access should you need extra guidance.