Recently I have been trying to perfect growing microgreens ahead of our summer fallow season in Miami….too hot to grow much outside, but I still want something fresh and homegrown! I tried growing micros in soil…and it was, well, messy. I tried growing them on hemp mats and got all sorts of mold overgrowth…couldn’t get the amount of watering just right…overwatered some batches and some dried up. And THEN….I discovered Hamama micros on Instagram. This is an INGENIOUS and crazy simple system. It comes with this sturdy and attractive growing tray and the starter comes with 3 micro green quilts…you pick the 3 varieties.
Spicy Daikon Radish (organic)
Super Salad Mix
Sweet Wheatgrass (organic)
Earthy Clover (organic)
Fragrant Fenugreek (organic)
You set up the tray and pour in 3 cups of water, which will be the ONLY water you add for the sprouting process. That is just about the best part!
Once the sprouts bust through the paper quilt cover you peel off the paper and then wait a few more days and VOILA….lovely micros! Super fresh. You don’t even need a ton of indoor light. With less light the leaves will be little smaller, but they will still be a tasty nutritional powerhouse.
You can harvest all at once, or you can leave them in the tray and harvest as you go. If you choose the latter you may need to add a little bit of water at the bottom of the tray to keep the roots moist.
Going forward you pay $17 a month (which includes shipping) and you get 3 quilts delivered to your home. They each grow in 7-10 days so it should keep you supplied for the month. They even offer an XL size kit for anyone needing more of these amazing micros!
They have recently added an option where you can order a full year’s supply of quilts and you save $55 over the monthly shipping option. I am going to switch my subscription to that!
PALEOGROWS gets you 10% off.
Order here. You will love these!
Note from their FAQs for those that are extra sensitive. I always qualify for that label, but I have been tolerating these micros just fine. You don’t eat the mat and can always rinse them well before serving, but just so you know and can choose what works for you.
Is there anything in HAMAMA products that I could be allergic to?
People with allergies to soy, coconut, or corn should know that Seed Quilts contain these ingredients.Seed Quilt materials contain soy and corn.
The Seed Quilt rests on a coconut fiber mat, which contains two ingredients: organic coconut husk and organic latex binder.