Microgreens Growing Kits: 2023 Buyer’s Guide
You put down the peanut butter and head to the front door.
Hi Gramma! As five-year-old Marty pushes his way in and runs past you.
You wave goodbye to your daughter and close the door.
You head over to the kitchen counter where Marty is gobbling down his peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
“Slow down and chew properly. You don’t want to choke”, you say softly.
As Marty finishes a sip of lemonade, he says, “What’s that, Gramma?” pointing at the kitchen table.
“Well, Marty, you know I wanted a really nice indoor garden container for our microgreens.”
“When you were here last time, things got a little messy, didn’t they?”
“And I had fun, Gramma!”
“We can still grow it the old way, too, Marty.”
“But let me show you how this Microgreen Indoor Growing Kit works.
The Best Microgreen Growing Kits
Growing microgreens can be messy fun for sure.
But not everyone has a green thumb.
So why can’t brown thumbers like me grow microgreens?
So, I went looking for Microgreen Indoor Growing Kits. I found a couple that was usable and architecturally fit in your kitchen or other home space. I found low-tech and hi-tech versions: soil, paper, and hemp pad growing mediums. And I found varieties that fit everyone’s budget.
Here are the five of my best Microgreens Indoor Growing Kits that I recommend if you want to less mess, but same fun.
The Verdeat gardening system. The modular, fully automatic gardening system is ideal for growing microgreens on kitchen countertops. It is compact and beautifully designed for a small apartment or townhome.
MicroFarm Microgreen Gardening Kit on Amazon. If you’re looking for something hi-tech, durable and easy, and budget-proof, then this unit is ideal. Seed, paper, and water, that’s all you need, and the mobile app takes over.
HAMAMA Home Microgreens Growing Kit on Amazon. Just like the box says, “30-second setup, just add water”, this growing kit is easy. Just add water once and light when ready. Rinse and repeat weekly.
Rebel Gardens Microgreens Growing Kit on Amazon. This kit uses biodegradable bamboo seed growing pads with a hydroponic system. The self-watering system is ideal for brown thumbers. Just follow the instructions and monitor the growth.
Chef’n Microgreens grower on Amazon. From hi-tech to low tech. This growing system is simple. Put the soil in the tray, sprinkle seeds, water, and cover. In 3 days, remove the top and add light.
Verdeat Gardening System
When my friend Stephen showed me his Verdeat a few weeks ago, well, I was a bit jealous.
The Verdeat comes in various models.
The Verdeat S, a single-story model (you can have up to three), sat on Stephens kitchen counter.
If you want no soil, Verdeat uses a soilless, organic system (coconut fiber).
Its LED light source is well suited for indoor growing.
It is programmed (yes, farming technology!) to irrigate and provide nutrition to your microgreens.
The iOS/Android app makes the Verdeat garden self-sustainable for up to 3 weeks.
No need to adjust water, light, or nutrients.
Verdeat does it all for you.
Just follow the notifications on your mobile app.
Not only is the system stackable, but it also comes with a set of different growing trays.
So, on one level, you could be growing microgreens, and on another, soil-based herbs.
Verdeat is manufactured in Europe from 95% recycled materials.
It’s well worth the price.
And, it is as easy as 1-2-3:
- Fill the main tank with water.
- Add few drops of vegan plant nutrients.
- Start the app
MicroFarm | Professional Microgreen Gardening Kit
Want to harvest your own microgreens weekly, with no hassles, just like Gramma?
Then get the MicroFarm Microgreen Gardening Kit.
You can even use paper towels as your growing medium!
Paper is clean and easy to grow on, by the way.
Or, you can choose a hemp mat, coconut fiber, or soil.
Good lighting brings out the best colors and flavors in your microgreens.
The built-in grow light is professional-grade LED full spectrum – another fancy way of saying near daylight.
The LEDs are easily replaceable and guaranteed for 8 years.
The free app gives you access to microgreens growing schedules and nutritional information.
And, I like that you even get some microgreen recipes in the app as well.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
Just add a paper towel to the tray, some water, and sprinkle some seeds.
HAMAMA Home Microgreens Growing Kit
The popular Hamama microgreens growing kits are an excellent gift for someone you know, or for yourself.
Hamama will send you a replacement kit at no cost or give you a full refund if the system doesn’t work.
What I like about the Hamama microgreens growing kit are the easy picture instructions.
No green thumb required.
It comes with a microgreens tray and a growing medium with seeds.
Something else I like is it comes with broccoli microgreens seeds.
They are the easiest, hardiest, and fastest-growing.
Just place the kit in the tray, water, and sit back and watch your microgreens grow.
You only need to add water once.
And you don’t need any fertilizers, special lighting, or a “humidity dome.”
If you want no hassle, no mess, just like Gramma, then I’d say the Hamama microgreens growing kit is a great choice.
Rebel Gardens Self-Watering Microgreens Growing Kit
I was skeptical even before I purchased my Rebel Gardens Microgreens Growing Kit.
This relatively inexpensive kit, however, includes what you will need for your starter hydroponic garden.
The Rebel Gardens Kit uses a bamboo growing medium, which retains water well.
Nothing special here, except the seeds.
Rebel Garden’s microgreens seeds are world-renowned.
So if you want to grow and harvest your own microgreens – with no soil, no spills, no mess – then choose the inexpensive Rebel Gardens Microgreens Growing Kit.
Chef’n Microgreens Grower
This is as low-tech as it gets.
Well, not quite.
Read my blog post, “Growing Microgreens At Home in Containers,” for the low-low-tech version.
You’ll need a shopping bag.
But the Chef’n Microgreens Grower does the job for the price of 8 ounces of regular microgreens.
I like the very classy white tray, which comes with a Seattle Seed starter pack of soil and microgreen seeds.
You can reorder soil and seed from Seattle Seed.
The unit is small enough to fit on any windowsill or countertop.
Also included are detailed growing instructions.
If you lose them, you can always get my sister’s at “The Beginner’s Nutritional Guide to Incredible Microgreens.”
What if I decide not to buy one of your microgreens growing kits?
Then make sure you find a microgreens growing kit that is:
- Soil or soilless,
- Minimal watering,
- Multiple kinds of microgreens, and
- Reasonably priced.
And by the way, children love microgreens.
See my article, “Boost Your Child’s Immune System: 10 Amazing Microgreens You Can Put in Their Lunchboxes.”
Learn how to teach your grandchildren and children how to grow and eat microgreens.