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Fresh, Fast & Fabulous Greens All Year Round

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

The perfect kit for indoor salad or microgreen production! The compact size and shape of this unit is ideal for table or kitchen counter-top use.


This is by far one of my best investments to grow micro greens in the house! No more jars/containers and messy trays . . . that's how I used to grow my micro greens . . . but now, with the new Growlight Garden, I've eliminated so many steps and it's so easy.

If you prefer to use the old method, here's the link I posted last year: Micro Greens

I've used the Growlight Garden the whole month of September at the cottage.

It's well worth the cost to have a low maintenance, self-watering system to start plants; and you can keep a constant supply of herbs going all year. It's constructed well, easy to assemble, very sturdy, and has starter trays.

Right now, I'm using it for micro greens; but later, I might grow some herbs.

Many of you have asked me how to grow micro greens at home. Micro greens are today’s popular gourmet garnish and flavor accent.

I use micro greens in my salads all the time, and you can also include them in sandwiches, use them as a garnish or mixed into soups, dressings, meat dishes, dips, stir fries, pizzas, or as a decoration.

Just so you know, micro greens are not the same as sprouts. Sprouts are basically germinated seeds. You eat the seed, root, stem and underdeveloped leaves. They're generally grown in dark, moist conditions.

Micro greens can't be grown using that method; they're planted and grown in soil or a soil substitute, and the seed concentration is a fraction of what's used in sprout growing.

After the initial germination period, usually a day or two, micro green seedlings are grown in high light conditions with normal humidity and good air circulation (this is very important for micro greens).

Also, micro greens have much stronger flavors than sprouts, with a wide range of leaf shapes, textures, and colors. That’s why your salads will taste amazing.

You can purchase the Growlight Garden at Sprout Master  here in Ontario, Canada. I also order lots of organic products from them. And, if you mention “Healthlady” when you purchase from them, you’ll get a 10% discount





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