For those of you out there who are looking to get into growing your own microgreens at home, but don’t know much about it, the options can be overwhelming. There are numerous products out there to grow your own nutritious microgreens at home. If you are unsure about how easy of a process this might be or unsure of your love of microgreens and commitment level, a microgreen starter kit might be the way to go.
Microgreen kits can be relatively inexpensive, and easy to use. Below I have rated the top 3 microgreen kits on amazon, I will point out the pros and cons of each, and hopefully, help you get well on your way to your Microgreen Journey.
This window garden microgreens starter kit is the least expensive and most popular of the 3 options on Amazon. It has thousands of customer ratings and averages 4.5 stars. This kit comes with 3 seed packets, 3 disposable pop-up bags, and organic fiber potting soil. This starter kit has everything you need to get started, it is convenient, easy to use, and will have you eating delicious microgreens within a week. This is a great option to get you started, and if you’re questioning what your level of commitment might be, the price point is ideal.
One pro about this starter kit is that it comes in many varieties. You can get an assortment of seeds, or you can get 1 kind of seed such as corn, broccoli, kale, or even cat grass. One con I see about this starter kit is the pop-up bags are not re-usable, but at this price point, if you decide that growing microgreens is your jam, you can move into some more permanent equipment options.
This microgreens starter kit also has a 4.5-star rating and has hundreds of reviews. This is another convenient and easy-to-use option for testing the microgreens water. This starter kit includes a 15”x6” acrylic planting tray, compressed fiber soil, non-GMO radish seed, and a 150ml spray bottle. This is certainly everything you need to get started. Although this seems a bit pricey for the one round of microgreens you will get out of it, this at least comes with some permanent equipment, such as the tray and spray bottle.
This Hamama home microgreens growing kit is the most expensive of the 3 kits on Amazon, it has an average of 4 stars and also has hundreds of reviews. Each kit comes with a reusable tray and 2 microgreen seed quilts.
This is certainly an easy-to-use and convenient kit. Some pros of this kit are that the tray is reusable, and the kit itself is easy to use and set up. Some of the cons appear to be that the germination rate is only about 50%, the seed quilt refills are $13 for 3, and it’s a bit pricey.
Any of these starter kits would be a great introduction to the world of microgreens. I think you will find that growing your own microgreens is a delicious and inexpensive way to get your daily greens. Let me know in the comment section if you have tried any of these starter kits, and what you think!