10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Growing Your Own Microgreens

August 03, 2022

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Growing Your Own Microgreens

Hey Hamama Friends!

Want to learn more about the joys and benefits of growing your own microgreens? We’re here with some interesting facts that will have you wanting to expand your microgreen garden even more.

 

🌱 No soil needed

  • The Hamama kit is hydroponic. This just means that it only needs water to grow our microgreen Seed Quilts.
  • Our kit has a natural coconut fiber to give the roots something to grow into and a covering that mimics soil during the germination phase.
  • The seeds are packed with enough nutrition that they do not need additional sources in their first two weeks (microgreens are harvested within that time frame).

 

🌱 Microgreens and sprouts are different

  • Sprouts are the first visible stage of germination & microgreens are the next stage (after the first set of true leaves shows, but before the second set).
  • Sprouts take under a week to grow while microgreens take around 7-21 days, depending on the variety.
  • Unlike microgreen seeds, sprout seeds are grown in water and need to be rinsed 2X a day to ensure that they do not mold.
  • Many studies have shown that microgreens are more nutrient dense than their younger (sprouts) & older (baby greens or full-grown vegetables) selves.

 

🌱 Easy Setup

  • No extra equipment needed. Just water once then place your kit on your countertop or in a room with regular ceiling lighting and watch your home garden sprout to life within a week! 🌱

🌱 The freshest you can get

  • Microgreens and microherbs are very delicate and are often even seen going bad on supermarket shelves - such a short shelf life when your greens aren’t grown on the spot!
  • Growing veggies in your home mean you get the freshest, longest-lasting microgreens you could possibly get.
  • Growing your veggies indoors means you won’t have to worry about pests contaminating your greens either. Grow produce you can trust.

 

🌱 Microgreens are a super nutritious superfood

  • In some cases up to 40x more nutritiously dense than their mature versions!
  • While small in physical size, microgreens have highly concentrated amounts of vitamins such as vitamins C, E, and K as well as lutein and beta-carotene.

Learn more about the superfood powers of microgreens on our blog.

 

🌱 Grow in any space, any climate, any time of year

  • Works in all climates from Arizona to Alaska, from summer to winter!

 

🌱 You can share with your pets

  • Many Hamama growers love to share their microgreens with their furry (or scaly or feathered) friends.
  • Cats love our Cat Grass Party Packs with organic Sweet Wheatgrass.
  • Not only is it a fun little treat, but can also add to your pet’s nutrition!

 Check out our blog for more fun ideas on how to incorporate microgreens into your pet’s diet.

 

🌱 Add flavor to any meal

  • Get in the habit of adding delicious super greens to every meal - seeing your greens right on your countertop will encourage healthy choices.
  • Our patented Seed Quilts ensure you have a successful harvest so you can count on delicious, fresh superfoods for your healthy eating routine.

 

🌱 Fun & healthy for the whole family

  • It’s so great to introduce healthy habits to children at a young age.
  • Growing microgreens at home is a fun learning project. Kids enjoy the responsibility of choosing the flavor, planting, watering, and watching the greens grow up so quickly!
  • Hamama microgreens are a great way to introduce gardening to kids as they are low maintenance and so quick to grow!

 

🌱 Small carbon footprint

  • From zero single-use plastic in our shipping and packaging process to clever packaging that minimizes unnecessary material usage, Hamama is committed to ensuring its products are made and shipped with love for our Mother Earth.
  • The paper Seed Quilt cover is recyclable.
  • The paper seed cover and coconut fiber parts can make for great browns for your backyard composting.

 

Happy Growing!!

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