A perfectly simple "Sprouter" (actually 6 of them) with an array of Awesome Seeds!
Micro-Greens are basically just sprouts which grow vertically. These Micro-Greens grow in a moisture retaining medium - Baby Blanket To harvest them you cut them just above the pad on which they've grown. They are the tiniest of plants - hence their name.
Almost any tiny seed will grow in this way given the opportunity, but this is the absolute perfect way to grow seeds which can not grow in a traditional sprouter - like Arugula, Cress, Chia, Flax and other mucilaginous seeds.
Every seed in this Kit is from farmers who are Certified Organic
1 ounce (enough for 3-4 crops) of each....
Perhaps the tastiest green food on Earth! Well, it's one of our favorites anyway =:-) Arugula is a mucilaginous Brassica seed which produces a mild peppery flavored plant which is among the most gourmet of all salad greens. Arugula is also very high in antioxidant content (according to the University of Canada, SK). The secret ingredient in our French Garden Mix, Arugula was not available as an organic crop back in 1994. Working for years with our dear farmer friends Mark + Ila we have established it as a standard certified organic crop which has been added by many a wise sprout grower to their ingredient list. Arugula along with Cress (which has exactly the same organic history), Onion and Garlic Chive are without a doubt the most essential flavor additions to any sprout kitchen, but to us Arugula is the most essential and unique! You simply must try the Arugula Micro-Greens!!!!
The famous ultra-healthy sprouting Brassica is a great Micro-Green as well. Famous for it's antioxidant content; Broccoli sprouts contain something like 50 times the sulfurophane found in mature broccoli. Variety:Green Sprouting Calabrese
Our favorite straight leafy sprout makes a wonderful tiny green plant too! Clover is the mildest flavored seed in this group, and growing it - if you are also someone who grows sprouts - will teach you a lot about the differences between sprouts and Micro-Greens. Type: Red Clover
A pretty Spicy mucilaginous Brassica which, though little known here, is very popular & common in Europe. An impressive flavor which makes an impressive and aesthetic addition to any salad or sandwich - most especially a finger sandwich at tea time. Variety: Curly Cress (aka Pepper Grass)
Another Brassica with lots of flavor - this one tastes a lot like horseradish - mmmmmmmm!!! This is one of very few NON-mucilaginous Mustards. Type: Oriental Yellow Mustard
The biggest seed of the bunch, Radish is also a Brassica which produces an extremely flavorful plant though it should be noted that the Micro-Green version is a bit milder than the Sprout. Radish Micro-Greens are a beautiful addition to salads, sandwiches, or as a garnish for any gourmet plate. We provided Radish sprouts, and later these Micro-Greens to a world class French restaurant ( L'Etoile) in Madison, Wisconsin. The Owner and Head Chef, Odessa Piper (acclaimed worldwide and a key chef in the sustainability movement that focuses on local cuisine - using only in-season regional food ingredients) used them as a garnish, circling some of her already awesomely beautiful plates. Variety: Daikon
The height of simplicity - the Tray and Cover are made of corn (NON-GMO) by good people on a mission. It is perfect for mini crops of gourmet Micro-Greens at home or even at the "office".
Compostable Trays are small and so, more for fun than for big-time production. Each Tray also comes with a Clear Cover, which is also compostable. We put 6 sets in each kit so you can grow more at a time, if you like. Also, these will break in time
Capacity: Up to 4 teaspoons of seed per tray.
For Planting/Growing. Pre-cut - two pads fit in each Compostable Tray Sprouter. Baby Blanket is our favorite soilless growing medium. It is ideal for growing Micro-Greens to the Cotyledon stage. It is a thin (1/8th inch) pad which holds water amazingly well. These pads are organic and compostable.