Microgreens kits are one of the easiest ways to get started growing your own food at home. They require minimal space, are affordable to purchase, and easy to set up and grow. We love incorporating microgreens into a healthy diet for an added nutritional boost to your dishes. Microgreens are easy to grow and a great way to get started growing food at home.
If you’re just getting started, it can be helpful to have a microgreens growing kit rather than trying to create your own setup from scratch. Our favorite microgreens kit is from Hamama, and today we’re covering how to use it and the pro’s and con’s of the kit.
Interested in more uses for microgreens, or not sure how to incorporate them into your diet? We’ve got you covered! Check out our best microgreens seed mixes article for more ideas on recipes and food to pair with your microgreens.
Hamama Microgreens Growing Kit
We love Hamama's microgreens kits. If you're a total beginner, Hamama takes the guesswork out of growing microgreens at home. Heck, even if you're experienced in gardening this is an easy way to start growing microgreens without the guess work.
How it Works
Lets break down exactly what you get in your kit and how you use it.
Hamama's microgreens kits start at $35 if you sign up for an auto delivery of 3 seed blanket refills monthly. Each blanket takes about 7-10 days to grow, so with one growing tray 3 seed blankets is really all you could feasibly fit into one month anyways. If you choose to purchase the kit without an auto delivery option you'll get your grow kit for $49.
A refill for Hamama can be purchased in bulk, or you can also opt in for auto delivery, or purchase seeds in packets of 3 for $17, or $5.66 per quilt. They have a wide variety of mixes, and you can pick which ones you want according to your preferences. We love the broccoli mix and cabbage mix for milder flavors. However they have spicier options too if that's your thing!
How to Use
Each grow kit comes with a reusable grow tray, easy growing instructions, and 3 seed quilts. To begin growing your microgreens, you fill the growing tray to the fill line with water and then place your seed blanket on top. That's all there is to it!
Around day 5 your seeds will be sprouting and you'll remove the top layer to allow the sprouts to grow further. From there you wait a few more days (total of 7-10 days for most seeds) and then they're ready to harvest! Add to your salads, sandwiches, sushi, and more!
We love the hamama microgreens kits. Overall its a great way for someone new to gardening to begin growing their own food quickly and with minimal cost. For under $50 you can get the full setup and 3 seed quilts to begin growing. This is very comparable to competitors pricing and the ease of having seeds pre-quilted keeps the process simple and streamlined.
The only downside to Hamama is the refills are a slightly higher price point than buying seed packets without the quilt.
If you make your own setup you'll most likely be able to find a more cost effective bundle of seeds, however you'll have to purchase each piece (trays, seeds, quilts, etc.) individually. In the end you'll likely come out with the same or higher start up costs following a DIY method.
Is it worth it?
The ultimate question - is it worth it to purchase Hamama's microgreens kits? We recommend them if you're looking for a quick and easy way to start growing your own food.
This kit is affordable and easy to set up and grow. Once you receive you're kit you'll be able to have food ready to harvest within 7 to 10 days! That is much faster than other plants or herbs grown at home, so it provides near instant gratification which can be helpful for new gardeners.
Have you grown microgreens before? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!