Live seed trays for windowsill crops. From a farm in Suffolk, where the appetite for microgreens isn’t huge, we’re still getting used to humous. To farm them well you need perfect conditions (like an indoor farm) and shops that want a small amount but every few days. So we’re taking it back a step, making the growing a joint effort and sending seeds just as they start to move. Sounds like a cop-out and we’re not suggesting doing this with pigs but microgreens grow indoors all year round and don’t stay fresh for long, so why not.

Grow Micro Radish with Sillygreens

Meet Radish

Peppery, like radish

Meet Amaranth

Last time you had a red leaf? Thought so

Meet Broccoli

Genuine superfood – 40x nutrient power of big Broc

Grow Micro Radish with Sillygreens

Meet Radish

Peppery, like radish

Meet Amaranth

Last time you had a red leaf? Thought so

Meet Broccoli

Genuine superfood – 40x nutrient power of big Broc

Open up

Pick them up when they arrive, tear off the lid but keep them covered

Let them grow

North-facing windowsill or back from a south-facing one

Pick ’em small

Crop them at just a few inches tall

Open up

Pick them up when they arrive, tear off the lid but keep them covered

Let them grow

North-facing windowsill or back from a south-facing one

Garnish away

Crop them at just a few inches tall

THERE’S A LOT OUT THERE, WE DON’T DO THEM ALL

The boxes switch up regularly, you don’t know what’s coming, sometimes we don’t. Point being, almost any edible plant would be what they call a microgreen if it’s cropped small. It might seem extravagant, but in a short amount of space and time, you get a nutritious green that brings colour, texture and flavour to the plate.

SEE THE GREENS

Microgreen grow box

IT’S ALL THERE

 

Seeds are primed, washed and sown. When they arrive they’ll need a bit more time in the dark by keeping the cover over them. Then light and the odd bit of water. Ready in a few weeks, they can be cropped at their first or second set of leaves. No kit, no soil and no lights required.

Living Microgreens

SHORT LIVED – NOT COMPULSORY

 

It doesn’t have to stop at microgreens, sometimes with a bit of care the seedlings can be rescued and repotted if you want them to mature and fill gaps in the garden or down the allotment.

Grow your own grow box

What the people are saying

We don’t waste much – that’s for sure
– Fitz-Patrick
It’s dinner for one with the dimmer lights on, but I’m adding a touch
– Steve
Novel at first, now it’s just the greens box and that’s a good thing
– Camilla