Hamama Hacks: Mix-and-Match Harvests

September 10, 2020 14 Comments

Hamama Hacks: Mix-and-Match Harvests

Want to mix up your Hamama harvest? Whether you live alone and consume less, can’t agree on what flavor to plant, or just need a little fiesta in your Hamama tray, here’s a Hamama hack for you! It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

STEP 1: CUT THE SEED QUILTS

To grow multiple varieties in one tray simultaneously (or to just grow a smaller amount), just carefully cut the Seed Quilt in quarters or halves between the seed cells. You want to be careful to avoid cutting directly into or close to the seed cells

Ready for some quick math? The 16 cells are best cut the short distance from top to bottom. Here are the fun combos for cutting to mix-and-match:

  • ¼ + ½ + ¼ 
  • ½ + ½ 
  • ¼ + ¾ 

Onto the best part: choosing your winning combinations! Some of our favorite pairings are:

  • Super Salad Mix + Refreshing Cabbage = Purple Salad
  • Hot Wasabi Mustard + Hearty Broccoli = Kickin’ Broccoli 
  • Zesty Mix and Hot Wasabi Mustard = Ultra Zesty
  • Broccoli + Kale + Cabbage = Ultimate Smoothie Blend
  • Radish + Clover = Zippy Soup, Salad & Sandwich Blend

 

STEP 2: SOAK SIMULTANEOUSLY

You’ll want to plant your Seed Quilt pieces at the same time! Why? Great question! The water levels vary throughout the growth cycle as your little greens drink up the water. Also, if you just can’t consume a whole Seed Quilt during each growing cycle, you can always just plant half of one at a time!

 

 

STEP 3: HARVEST & ENJOY

As your Seed Quilts grow, you’ll be able to munch on two, three, or four different flavors all from the same tray! No need to fight over which flavor is up next!

 

EXTRA CREDIT: SAVE EXTRA SEED QUILT FOR NEXT TIME

Once you’ve cut your Seed Quilt, just tuck the other section(s) (and label!) back into the packaging and save for your next batch! Remember, our ungrown Seed Quilts last well over a year, and the best way to store them is in a cool, dark place like your pantry! 🙂 Cool temps & dry air are best (ideal temperature of 50º F at 50 percent humidity)! Mainly, just watch out for heat/humidity/sunlight exposure while storing as that can lessen the seed’s viability.

 

Not up for a cutting challenge yet? We also have a Super Salad Mix and a Zesty Mix that include a variety of different seeds in one Seed Quilt! The Super Salad Mix is broccoli, kale, arugula, kohlrabi, cauliflower, and cabbage. The Zesty Mix is the same but with mustard instead of cauliflower!

Check how some growers in our Hamama Community are mixin’ things up already!

 
Thanks for sharing your set-up with us Amber!! 
Great Combo, Jan! 
Nice work, Sheila! 
Lookin' great, Lori! 

What are your favorite growing combinations? Drop them in the comments, I’d love to try them out!



14 Responses

Brittany Hamama
Brittany Hamama

August 03, 2021

Hello Michelle!
Thank you so much for reaching out to us! Yes, you would also cut the coconut mat as well! :) I hope this answered your question. If you have any more questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at hamama.com/help! I hope you have a wonderful day! :)

Michelle Sernaker
Michelle Sernaker

August 03, 2021

When you cut the quilts apart, do you cut the base mesh too or just pull the seed quilt part off before cutting?

Brittany Hamama
Brittany Hamama

May 28, 2021

Hello Dr. Laura!

I am so happy that this blog was helpful – we love hearing this! Happy Growing! :)

DrLaura
DrLaura

May 28, 2021

wow very helpful info!

Allie Hamama
Allie Hamama

March 16, 2021

Hi Billie!

You would still fill the tray to the fill line (about 3 cups of water) for the initial soak. Make sure your 1/2 quilt is placed properly on the tray’s bottom ribs, near the center of the tray. If you notice that the water level is at or above the Seed Pockets, you can pour a little water out. An ideal level after the initial soak is at or slightly above the middle of the brown coconut mat :) Hope this helps!

Billie McQuerry
Billie McQuerry

March 16, 2021

When soaking a half bag of greens; how much water should I use?

Diana
Diana

January 25, 2021

Although I bought my kit last September, ‘fear of failure’ and a 50+ year history of ‘black thumb’ with houseplants had me procrastinating, even though I am on autoreorder every 35 days. After a discussion of ‘fof’ in several areas, my adult daughter challenged me this past Friday to just do it and report back to her in an hour. I took the crazy way out and started 1/4 tray each of cabbage, clover, daikon radish, and zesty salad mix. Day 3 and they are germinating, puffing up the seed bags! I am very excited and encourage other senior fraidy-cats to just jump in!!

Patty
Patty

January 12, 2021

I’m the only to eat the greens, so I would like to only do 1/2 a sheet at a time. Do I still fill the tray full of water or are there other adjustments needed to make sure I get good growth and not overwater? Thanks for your help!

Allie Hamama
Allie Hamama

September 16, 2020

Hi Rhonda!

Wheatgrass makes a great cat grass! We have a blog post about microgreens for dogs & cats that you an check out here: https://www.hamama.com/blogs/hamama-blog/hamama-pets

From our understanding microgreens are safe for cats but please do talk with your vet as well.

Rhonda Cronkhite
Rhonda Cronkhite

September 16, 2020

Does anyone know which sprouts are safe for a cat to eat?

Allie Hamama
Allie Hamama

September 14, 2020

Hi Susan! The best harvesting practice is to cut (or pull up) all of the mature microgreens & then store what you don’t eat right away in the fridge in a baggie (like the Stasher bag). They’ll last up to 10 days like that!

If you prefer to munch on them while they are in the tray, the mature greens can remain there for a few extra days, but please periodically check that they have a bit of water in the tray to drink! Otherwise, they will prematurely wilt over. The greens may develop a slightly more bitter taste & fibrous texture if you don’t harvest them within 2 weeks.
Hope this helps! :)

Susan Walsh
Susan Walsh

September 14, 2020

I have a question. . . Once the harvest is ready to eat, on the 7th day, how many more days does it stay fresh and edible? Thank you. I love this concept.

Allie Hamama
Allie Hamama

September 14, 2020

Hi Monica!! Thanks so much for your kind feedback – we love hearing this! :D We are so happy you are enjoying your Hamama greens! -Allie :)

Monica Hall
Monica Hall

September 14, 2020

I really love these! I first purchased the kit when “Good Morning America”, featured them on “Deals & Steals”, I just ordered another set of quilts. They are easy to grow and delicious. Highly recommend if you are looking for a healthy snack or adding a extra flavor to a salad, sandwich or anything else, I put these on just about anything I’m eating, yummy :-) Awesome product!!!!!!!!!

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