Hello. Hello. We’re back with another video for you. Today’s title will be “What Are the Needed Tools to Grow Microgreens? ” In the last video we had a box out here. We talked about the cost of it. Now I’m going to show you a little bit what’s in this box. Like I said yesterday, this box with shipping and everything was under 100 bucks. I think it’s actually free shipping coming from … this is a company that we work with, we work really close with, and they do fulfillment with us.

This is a microgreens growing kit, and it is the deluxe model. Within this box there’s a little bit of literature, an invoice. They also have a little bit of instructions, and of course, they talk about the soil method. They talk about the hydroponic method, which being a soil health expert, hydroponics is not going to be an ideal, but back to this box.

Even though the title said tools, these are probably more materials that are needed. I should start out by saying the first thing you’re going to need is either a countertop or a table for your trays. That’s pretty simple as far as it’s doesn’t have to be anything elaborate to start out with.

This is probably a $20 table at best, $25 folding table that I bought at a Sam’s Club or something like that that I use. I take it with me when I do this type of work and I can fold it up. When you get more advanced, we’ll look at doing layed trays, and we have some rolling trays that we do our stuff on. That is kind of a more of an advanced setting, more of an advanced method of growing, and we’ll approach that as time goes on as you … if you want to scale this business and get bigger, then we can talk about that.

The first thing that they have in here is the mat. This mat is more for doing it with the hydroponics. Then we have our seed, and there’s one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10 bags of seed. It varies from cilantro, basal, kohlrabi, radish sprouting, cabbage, basic salad mix, mustard, spicy salad mix, and then there’s two that are basic salad mix.

In addition, just for food for thought, I would order sunflower, I would order radish and I would order peas. In addition to that, if you want to learn more about growing those. This is a good start. But in your markets you’re going to find some of your top selling ones are going to be sunflowers, they’re going to be radishes and they’re going to be the peas. That’s the seed that comes in here.

Oh, and I stand corrected because here’s the sunflowers. Basically what you’d have to order is the radish and the peas, and you don’t have to be really selective on the peas, a green pea variety will work just fine. These is called certified organic black oil. That says five pack, so there’s five bags in here.

I’m guessing when we get down to where the trays are at, then they send two bags of potting mix, potting soil. There’s some things we’re going to want to do with this to create more nutrient density. We’re going to be wanting to add our super soil product to this which you can order off our site. That’s one thing but actually to start out with … and we can give you some tips if you want to get started right away where you can run down … if you’re in an area where you’d have like a Walmart or something like that or Home Depot or Lowe’s, you could run down to the garden center.

We’ll give you some tips on what you can pick up that resembles our … it’s not going to be the same product as our super soil, but it’s a resemblance to it. Two bags of soil in our deluxe micro growing kit. Then we have trays, and they send out trays. There’s one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10 trays. They have enough trays for all the seed that was there plus a little bit more.

Then there is a pH kit for testing soil, and then there’s a spray bottle … spray bottle to keep the top moisten. That is what is in our deluxe growing kit. Actually very complete, and for the price quite affordable. With that, that kind of concludes on what we want to talk about here. As far as the tools, what tools are needed to grow microgreens.

Thanks for watching. My name’s Steve Szudera. I’m founder of Table Top Farmer. If you’re watching this on Facebook and this is your first time, click the follow button. If you’re watching it on YouTube, you can subscribe to this channel and then receive updates as to when we are posting these. If there’s someplace else that you’re watching this, subscribe to whatever, or on Facebook, give us a like. Put your questions in the comments box below and we’ll go through those and answer them as they come along. With that we are between rain showers here and it’s actually trying to start up a little bit again. We are going to get things packed up and put away once again. Thanks for watching.

About the author 

Steve Szudera

Hello, my name is Steve Szudera, a third-generation farmer from western North Dakota with over 35 years of no-till farming experience building and maintaining soil health. My no-till practices today came as a result of frustrations with wind and water erosion and the soil being depleted of moisture and nutrients of years prior when my father tilled the soil.

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