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Hamama Microgreens Kits: A Full Review

Hamama Microgreens Kits: A Full Review

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…

3 Ways to Get Started Growing Your Own Food Today

3 Ways to Get Started Growing Your Own Food Today

Learning how to grow your own food can be tricky, especially if you’re in an apartment or a rental house (or even just a tiny house that you own). Sometimes it can feel like you need a large outdoor space to get started, but today…

The Best Microgreens Growing Kit for Beginners

The Best Microgreens Growing Kit for Beginners

Ever thought about using a microgreens growing kit at home? 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 too. Today we’re covering our top microgreens growing kit options for beginners. These sets will come with everything you need to get started growing your own microgreens at home.

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.

Best Overall Option: Hamama Microgreens Growing Kit

We love Hamama's microgreens kit. 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.

Hamama's 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 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.

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!

A refill for Hamama can be purchased in bulk, you can also opt in for auto delivery, or purchase seeds in packets of 3 for $17, or $5.66 per quilt.

Runner Up: Urban Leaf Microgreens Growing Kit

Urban Leaf Complete Herb Garden Kit

Urban Leaf is another great option for growing microgreens at home. Their microgreens growing kit is similar to Hamama's in that it come with everything you need and is relatively easy to get started.

Their beginner kit comes with 3 different reusable grow trays, 3 germination domes, and 9 grow mats with 3 different types of seeds (enough to grow 12 separate batches).

These grow trays are smaller than Hamama, but it gives you more flexibility so you can grow different types at one time. This could be a good option for those that only want small amounts of each type.

The process to grow is very simple, you add water to the self watering tray. Then from there you place your grow mats, then your seeds, and then the germination dome. Most seeds are ready for harvesting about a week after planting. Your beginner kit will also come with simple instructions on how to plant and grow your microgreens.

For refills you can get grow mats for $1.75 per mat and seed kits (that contain enough seeds for 3 trays worth) come in at $6.50 per packet.

Budget Option: Mountain Seed Valley Microgreens Kit

If you're not sure if you're fully committed, then the Mountain Seed Valley Microgreens kit from Amazon. This kit is a little bare bones compared to Urban Leaf and Hamama, but if you've never tried microgreens or are unsure about if you'll like growing them this could be a good starting point to get you into it.

Each microgreens growing kit from Mountain Seed Valley comes with two reusable grow trays and 4 different types of seeds, allowing you to try a few different kinds. This kit comes at a base price of $30, so its a bit cheaper than other options. However, these reusable grow trays are less sturdy than other brands and likely wont last quite as long.

We recommend this option if you're on a budget or looking for a lower cost way to get started easily with a microgreens growing kit. Another option if you're strapped for cash is to avoid a kit and purchase the components separately. For a full guide check out our step by step guide on how to grow and harvest microgreens at home.

Do you like growing microgreens? What is your favorite microgreens growing kit? Let us know in the comments below!

8 Best Microgreen Seeds to Harvest at Home

8 Best Microgreen Seeds to Harvest at Home

Microgreen seeds are one of the easiest ways to start growing your own food. And there are so many options on which seeds to grow! Which is the most beginner friendly? Which ones are full of flavor, while others are more mild? We’re covering our…