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Smart Microgreen Starter Kit – No Windowsill Required!

Microgreens Starter Kit

Not everyone has room for a garden, but you can still enjoy fresh home-grown greens by growing your own microgreens, the edible seedlings of vegetables and herbs. And, thanks to some innovative brains out there, you can now have an indoor microgreen garden even if you don't have a windowsill or a plant grow light. You do need a window, though, but that's probably not going to be a problem. The Window Garden starter kit comes with a smart suction cup shelf, called the Veg-Ledge, which can be instantly attached to a clean glass window. The shelf has been designed to hold up to 5 lbs, so it can easily hold the mini greenhouse that is included in the kit when you buy it from Amazon.

What's Included in this Starter Kit?

The Window Garden Microgreens Kit includes the popular Veg-Ledge, a stylish and sturdy shelf that adheres to a window with suction cups. In addition, this microgreen starter kit includes a mini greenhouse, designed to perfectly fit the Veg-Ledge, a condensed coco coir disc that serves as a growing medium, and a starter pack of microgreen seeds (purple, red and green stem radish microgreens). Note, though, that once the microgreens are ready to be harvested and you clip them, they don't grow back, so you will have to regularly stock up on microgreen seeds.

How Does the Suction Cup Shelf Work?

Veg-Ledge, the clear suction cup shelf included in this microgreen growing kit, works best on glass and tile surfaces. It is very important that the window, or whatever surface you are planning to attach the shelf to, is extremely smooth and clean before you press the suction cups against the surface because air behind the suction cups can cause the suction cups lose their power.

Therefore, before installing the shelf on your window, it is best to use clean the surface and the suction cups with a cotton ball dipped in alcohol before pressing suction cups all the way down against the surface. To help the shelf stay in place, you should also not overload the shelf by loading it with items weighing more than 6 lbs.

Want to read some user reviews? To learn more about the pros and cons of this microgreen starter kit, check out the user reviews on Amazon. Also note that the Veg-Ledge suction cup shelf is also sold separately, and quite a few people have written about their experiences with the shelf alone. To read their reviews, click here (if you live in the US) or here (if you live in the UK).

How to Use This Microgreen Kit?

  • Step 1: Attach the Veg-Ledge to a sunny window by pressing the suction cups against the window.
  • Step 2: Place the condensed growing medium disc included in the kit at the bottom of the mini greenhouse, add 1/2 cup of warm water, and wait about 15 minutes until the disc expands and fills the dish.
  • Step 3: Scatter microgreen seeds over the growing medium.
  • Step 4: Mist daily with clean water until your miniature greens are ready for harvest. Clip the greens, and enjoy them in salads, cold soups and smoothies!

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