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How to set up your Microgreen Garden
Place the water tray and sprout tray on the metal base, then place the grow mat on the sprout tray.
Pour a water level of 5 mm into the water tray. The water level should not exceed the germination tray.
Sprinkle the seeds on the planting mat, then cover them with a black plastic board and place a weight of approximately 600 g on the black plastic board.
Remove the black plastic cover when the seeds germinate.
Connect the power supply, then turn on the lamp and set the time setting.
The shoots can be harvested after approximately 3-5 days.
Avoid these misunderstandings
To ensure that you get the best possible experience with your “MicroGreen Garden,” it is important to avoid some common misunderstandings and mistakes. Here are some things to be aware of:
Overwatering: Although the unit has a built-in water and humidity control, it is important not to overfill the water reservoir as this can damage the plants.
Too much light: The self-regulating light panel is designed for optimal growth, but avoid placing the unit in direct sunlight as it can overheat the plants.
Cleaning: Clean your “MicroGreen Garden” regularly to prevent the build-up of dirt and bacteria.
Do you have questions? We have answers!
It is a big advantage to use organic beans, as they have been tested for unwanted bacteria and chemicals. General beans are usually not tested and often contain unwanted chemicals.
It is important to choose seeds that are fresh and of high quality, regardless of whether they are organic or conventional. Be sure to read product descriptions and reviews to make the best choice for your needs. By investing in good sprouting seeds, you can ensure healthy and tasty microgreens and sprouts for your diet.
Microgreen seed, is germinating seeds which differs from ordinary garden seeds. These seeds are specially designed to be grown in your kitchen in sprouting trays without the use of soil, or with just coconut fiber. A unique feature of sprouted seeds is that they can be enjoyed as sprouts in cooking, which is not the case for all types of seeds.
To ensure quality, our sprouting seeds go through a series of tests, including germination with a minimum requirement of 95%. The manufacturers also perform bacterial test for Salmonella, Listeria and E. Coli to ensure food safety. Each consignment of germinating seeds is supplied with one batch number, which makes it possible to trace the seeds all the way from the farmer's field to your table.
This control is imposed by EU Food Authority to ensure your safety and give you the best possible experience with your home-grown greens.
You can find certified seeds for sprouts and microgreens at PlanteLys.dk, which is a certified importer and dealer of these seeds. We buy the seeds from EU-certified producers in Europe.
The certification means that we comply The Danish Food Agency's requirements for organic foods. You can visit the Danish Food and Food Administration's website to see if a company is approved to import and supply sprouted seeds.
When you choose good sprouting seeds, they should have a pleasant smell and look healthy when you open the seed bag. The seed bag must also show the batch number for the seeds. In addition, the bag must state that the seeds are organic or conventional.
No, it is strongly advised against using garden seeds to make microgreens or sprouts. The garden seeds you can buy in the shops are often stained, these are substances that certain garden seed manufacturers treat the seeds with during the drying process. The purpose of pickling is to protect the seeds from bacteria and fungi during storage and in the early stages of the seed's growth in the soil.
Certified sprout seeds for indoor microgreens and sprout cultivation in your kitchen are never pickled. This is because the stain is toxic to humans. Pickled garden seeds can grow fine in your sprouting tray, but if you eat sprouts from pickled seeds, you may experience stomach problems and diarrhea. If you have ingested sprouts from pickled garden seeds and experience stomach problems, you should seek immediate medical attention.
It is therefore important to avoid the use of stained seeds for sprouting. The safe solution is to use certified, organic sprout seeds for your sprouts and microgreens. That way, you are always on the safe side in your choice of sprouting seeds.
Growing microgreens is easy, all you need is a sprouting tray, organic seeds and coconut mulch and you're good to go.
We have created a thorough guide for those who want to start growing microgreens at home on the kitchen table. Read the full article here:
If you have questions, challenges or just want to know more about MicroGreen Garden, please feel free to contact our customer support.