Ceramic Zero-Waste Microgreens Kit (Small)
Orta Kitchen Garden's microgreens kit includes a ceramic self-watering tray with a lifetime warranty, plus soil and seeds to get you started straight out of the box!
- The thoughtful use of ceramics in this product provides a passive watering mechanism with zero moving parts and is built to last your lifetime
- The product itself is made from natural materials (clay) and the (plastic-free) packaging is 100% recyclable. Includes Organic Seeds and OMRI-certified organic growing medium
- Orta Kitchen Garden is 76-100% female-owned
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|Proprietary ‘seed quilts’ made from coconut fiber
|Virgin fluff fibers produced from non-chlorine bleached spruce wood
|Includes a light
|2 varieties - varies
|3 varieties Red Cabbage, Radish and Mustard
|4 varieties. Radish, Arugula, Beets and Tatsoi
|4 varieties. Arugula, Beets, Komatsuna and Radish
|6 varieties. Radish, Kale, Rainbow Mix, Mustard, Spicy Mix and Broccoli
|USDA Organic Seeds?
|Some, not all
|1 x Large
|3 x Medium
|1 x Medium/Large
|1 x Small
|1 x Medium
|3 x Small
|20W / 40W
|16W / 32W
|Small: 23.7 μmol/sec; Large: 42 μmol/sec
|1.05 - 1.2
|Hanging from wall or ceiling
|Inside a pendant or desk lamp
|Under cabinet or on a wall
|Under cabinet, wall or vertically
|Inside a pendant or desk lamp
|Houseplants, Herbs, Leafy Greens
|Small herbs, seed starting
|$$ - $$$$
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I've had my Microgreen Kit for a couple weeks and not only is it super easy to use, but the first batch of seeds sprouted so quickly and are delicious! The terracotta planter is so pretty and packaging of the products is very 'green' and thoughtful, a lovely addition to my windowsill. So happy I discovered Orta - will definitely spread the news! Thank you :)
So, I can't keep plants alive, much less grow them from seed to plant, and this has been amazing! Running out of produce at the store gave me the final push to try growing this kit I had sitting from Kickstarter.
The kit literally comes with everything you need and provide plenty of instructions on cute postcards. Just to be in the safe side, after rinsing the pot I put it in my toaster oven without the cork, 160F for 30 minutes. Followed the instructions, but instead of using a whole seed packet I created little rows of each type. I recommend only lightly spraying the soil so the dirt sticks to the seeds: Orta's terracotta does a REALLY good job wicking in moisture from the reservoir, so you don't want to drown the seeds. Now, I was worried for a bit about the seeds and soil because this kit was like, 3 years old. But in a couple of days I saw the little sprouts come up and in less than a week, suddenly yummy greens! I live in the desert so there's practically no humidity around, but I only needed to top off the reservoir once a week. The soil doesn't even cake onto the microgreens. As the plants grow, the top soil dries and flakes off, so you have fresh and ready greens. I was so happy with the results that I took a chance and have since grown other trickier greens in the pot. I keep telling my friends that this is totally failproof: After sowing, just top off with water at the end of the week!
I received my micro green kit and decided to try two seeds at once, arugula and radish. I was so pleasantly surprised to have to my greens appear lush and full 5 days later.
Thank you so much!!!