⬆️Video Overview – Seeds⬆️
Seeds - we carry a range of seeds that are primarily targeted for Sprouting and Microgreens.
The difference between these 2 classifications is that Sprouts refer to eating the whole shoot i.e. leaf, stem and roots, traditionally grown in the glass jar with gauze over the top or a lid with holes in it, personally we find using 2 sizes of colander with covers by far the best method for sprouts. When we are talking about microgreens we are referring to seeds that are grown in a medium and you just cut the leaves, be it for 2 to 2 1/2 weeks and then you replant again or baby leaf 4+ weeks, where you harvest the leaves for a longer period of time.
We also carry a small number of seeds that we personally use for cooking.
Some seeds can be grown both as a sprout and a Microgreen e.g. Massey Gem pea, Radish, Kale and Broccoli.
The seeds that I grow on a weekly basis as Microgreens are SnowPea (which gives you the bulk green leaf base for your salad, and unlike the so-called SnowPea you get at the restaurant this is a real SnowPea where the stalk does not become fibrous and chewy, just melts in your mouth), Radish Daikon (adds that Tang to your salad not to mention the health benefits), sunflower (a delightful nutty taste), Broccoli and Red Kale.
Also when we talk about Microgreens we are also talking about Baby Leaf Herbs such as Rocket, Coriander, Silver Beet, Beetroot, Basil.
Red kale is probably the most flexible as it can be grown as a Sprout, as a Microgreen (2.5 weeks), baby leaf, and a full leaf plant.
As far as sprouting is concerned I use our colander combination kit of 2 small colanders and one large 4 colander in which I grow a combination of seed types all mixed together, these being, Alfalfa, Red Clover, Broccoli, Red Kale, Radish, Fenugreek.
Another form of sprouting just to mention, is where you only sprout the seed for a few days and then you store it in the fridge and it keeps growing for another week or 2, I do this with the Red Lentils and the Massey Gem pea, these are a great addition to a salad as it gives that slight nutty flavour and a bit of crunch.
Basically I time this with a harvest of a 2.5 growth cycle of the Microgreens mix them together with the Loose Sprouts, previously mentioned, (making sure that the surface moisture of all components is minimal), and then store them in our vegetable storage system i.e. mesh bag, cotton bag, sealed plastic bag, changing the cotton bag daily, this will keep your salad extremely fresh for a week and very edible up to 2 weeks.
We also sell Chickpeas which are largely used for making Humus, which I sprout for a couple of days and then briefly boil for a couple of minutes (makes the Humus last a little longer) from which I then make the Humus, see Chickpea seed for more info. Select the Product Group button to go to that Group Or Click to hide
⬆️Video Overview – Sprouting⬆️
Sprouting Kits - there are basically 2 types of sprouting systems one which is a stacked system where water is dribbled down from one layer to another, and the other is the manual rinsing method, eg glass jar with mesh lid. What we've discovered is that the basic colander combined with a Perspex lid that can breath is a much better and simpler solution. Unlike the other systems it excels in these 2 steps of the sprouting process. 1 – daily rinse and soak in nutrient rich solution (greatly increasing the nutritional benefits of your sprouts, a 1/day process). 2 – removal of un-sprouted seed and husk, which can cause bad bacteria to develop if not removed. Select the Product Group button to go to that Group Or Click to hide
Microgreen Kits - Here we have a collection of Microgreen growing kits along with the parts that make up the kits. They are divided into groups based on the tray type used to grow the Microgreen. The kits can also be used to grow longer term green leaf herbs such as basil.
There are 2 rectangular trays to choose from one is narrower and longer this is ideal for bookshelves, window ledges or kitchen bench. The other one is not as long but wider so takes up a little bit more depth but is a little bit more flexible with a few more options e.g. variable reservoir depths, ideal for thirsty microgreens such as Snow Peas. The 3rd are 2 sizes of round trays. The Kits have optional stands which you can also attach lights to, if you do not have a well lit area to grow your microgreens. The kits come with growing medium to get you started along with organic bio activated fertiliser. Select the Product Group button to go to that Group Or Click to hide
Organic Fertilisers and Growing medium - specially designed for Sprouting and Microgreens along with leafy herbs e.g. Azomite, Fermented Probiotic Nutrients, Worm Wee, Vermiculite, Coconut fibre etc. Select the Product Group button to go to that Group Or Click to hide
Health supplements, that we find useful - . e.g. Magnesium Chloride, arguably the quickest way to increase magnesium levels in the body. 2x Probiotic solutions, one a powder mixed with fermented super foods, the other a living liquid with 14 different types of beneficial microbes. A skin hair conditioner made of probiotics and jojoba oil etc. Select the Product Group button to go to that Group Or Click to hide
Stainless steel brackets for attaching planter boxes, pots, hanging baskets etc to railings, fences and walls. Select the Product Group button to go to that Group Or Click to hide
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Navigation – we use image sliders as a navigation tool between different product groups, just like you find on a typical product page. The reason we do this is that some of our products are complex and it allows you to get a quick feel for the one you’re looking for without having to go into the detail of every product, the exception is the Seed category where you just click on the name of the seed, as most people know what seeds they are looking for. You will find a quick description via the Info. Icon for each image, be it a product image or a category image. There is also a menu in the top right-hand corner. There is also the search option which along with this master Product Group slider, is contained in the footer of each page.