In an effort to standardize our offerings and simplify things, we have prepared this comparison look at our three kit sizes of hydroponic and media growing systems. All of our trays are made from 100% Post Consumer Recycled (PCR) plastic from bottles. We had searched long for this specific trait as we believe that these reusable grow trays and their origin have a positive impact on our environment and our lives.
The three sizes are illustrated by the pictures of the trays and of our sustainably sourced, US produced Kenaf grow mats. Our "soil" based offerings highlight our custom blended Wonder Soil compressed coir wafers with worm castings and kelp. The photo of the three nested trays show the overall footprint of our growing kits while the picture of the mats show you the growing area for seeding purposes. Note that the measures of the trays are approximately 6" sq for the small, 7" sq for the standard, and 9" sq for our large size. The last photo is of our standard tray seeded today with some radish seeds in order to give you a sense of the density for seeding.
We are in the midst of revamping our store offerings to give you a choice of sizes for the growing kits. We should have all offerings updated by mid week to reflect the sizes.
The extreme health benefits of microgreens are indisputable as basic research has shown that microgreens contain anywhere from 4 to 40 times the nutrient value of their mature counterparts. We have in our growing kits things like sprout mixes that can be eaten in 3-4 days ... and microgreens from 7-30 days depending on the crops. We have grown red arrow radish to harvest stage now successfully in 5 days (see pics below). These fit in between the sprouts and micros so I am referring to them as hyper greens for their rapid growth.
Found also another fascinating reason these are essentially a super grouping of radishes. It has been shown that the compounds in broccoli and radish are cancer fighters, but even more fascinating is there is a degradation in the amounts of the glucosinolate which is the cancer fighting compound from the seed stage, so the quicker a radish is grown, the more potent the levels of cancer fighting compounds. Research studies also show that the glucosinolate in the radish might be superior to broccoli since radish has a different path to oxidizing the compound. Additional benefits come from eating the radish early in the sprout cycle and in its raw or fresh state.
Our new Hyper Green Kits feature hydroponically grown radish micros as pictured. Aside from these great benefits for health, these are spectacular looking greens with a pinkish red stem and bright green leaves. The taste is radishy so it adds a zing to salads and sandwiches!
Here is your chance to experience and compare two different methods of growing wonderful microgreens. We have chosen two of the most popular methods of growing and include all the supplies and equipment needed to grow 4 crops of Radish Microgreens in your own home.
Our kit includes enough seeds and all the equipment to grow 4 complete trays of wonderful Non GMO, Organic Red Arrow Radish. The trays are our medium sized trays that approximately 6 1/2" square and made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.
The new kit includes 2 kenaf based grow mats for hydroponic growing. Also included are 2 custom blended Wonder Soil wafers that are formulated with compressed coir, worm castings and kelp. We also include our seed spreader and a spray bottle for misting the seeds as they germinate. We provide complete instructions and support through the web.
This is a great way to get an introduction to the exciting Micro Farming revolution bringing fresh and live nutrition to your table. There is nothing fresher and more potent than microgreens that you grow and bring to your table! Click Here to purchase a kit now.
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