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Instructions

We want to make sure that you have every resource you need to find success in your gardening ventures. So look below for specific, step-by-step instructions for each of the products we offer.

The Good Box

Follow these instructions carefully for fresh, crisp, tasty microgreens every time.

Step 1:

Run both sides of the jute mate under water. Make sure it is fully saturated. It will turn a dark brown color and feel heavy. Do not wring it out.

Step 2:

Scatter the seeds evenly over the mat. Do not clump the seeds together, they must be spaced apart. Place the lid on the box. Keep an eye on the mat, don’t let it dry out.

Step 3:

Once microgreens have sprouted (usually 3 days or so) take off the lid and set it under the grow box. Place the box where it will get at least 6 hours of bright light. If you don’t have much light, use an LED grow light for 12 hours a day.

Step 4:

Check the mat daily and keep it wet. A light spray with the kitchen faucet works great.Β  You can also pour a little water under the mat but be careful not to over water – the mat should not be sitting in water. Rotate the box for even growth.

Step 5:

Harvest in 4-7 days by snipping off at mat level with clean scissors. Wipe the tray off with a clean cloth, and get ready to grow some more!

Growing Tips:

It is our mission to help you have a successful growing experience. Please review the tips for success below.

#1 Saturate your grow mat entirely: You must get the grow mat completely wet all over and on both sides. Be patient; this can take a little bit. Run water over the mat using the kitchen sprayer until the mat becomes dark brown and heavy. Alternately, you can soak the mat in a bowl of water until both sides are dark brown and the mat is heavy and thoroughly soaked.

#2 Spread the seeds evenly: Spread the seeds evenly over the grow mat. There must be space between the seeds. Do not clump the seeds when planting. Use the spork or your fingers, if necessary, to spread out the seeds over the mat.

#3 Check the grow mat during the blackout period: Check the mat daily to ensure it is still moist during the blackout period. One of the best ways to add a little water is to pull up a corner of the mat and pour a little bit of water under the mat. The mat should soak this up quickly. There should not be water sitting in the tray, but the mat should be wet to the touch.

#4 Wait for sprouting to remove the lid: The seeds will germinate in two to four days. You will see a white coat and tiny sprouts coming from the seeds. Wait until this happens to the majority of seeds to take the lid off.

#5 Place the box in the light: Microgreens need at least six hours of bright light to thrive. Place the box where it will get light. If low light is an issue, use a LED grow light for 12 hours daily to help your microgreens thrive.

#6 Keep microgreens moist during growth: Check the mat daily and provide water as needed to keep the mat moist during the growing phase. You can place a little water in the tray if needed but be careful not to overdo this. The mat should NOT be sitting in water. Do NOT let the mat dry out. If you notice that the mat has dried out – pour a little water in the bottom of the tray, and the microgreens should snap right back.

If you have a growing issue or have questions, please contact us using the form on our website, and we will be happy to provide growing assistance.

We desire everyone to have a successful growing experience and are here to help!

Happy Growing!

Little Cup of Greens

The Little Cup of Greens kit is perfect for you if you’re not quite ready to jump in with a full box of greens. Give microgreens a shot with this convenient and handy alternative that will deliver the same yummy microgreens as the Good Box!

Instructions:

Frequently Asked Questions

These are some questions we hear a lot, and the answer to your question might be answered below. If you don’t see your question, reach out via the form on our contact page and we’ll get back to you with an answer!

Orders ship out between 2-3 days after being placed. We ship via USPS priority mail in the United States. You should receive your order within 3 business days once shipped. For Canadian orders please allow up to one week after the order leaves our fulfillment center.

Root hair, also called cilia, is a natural structure of the root that helps to increase surface area and reaches into the water. Sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference between mold and root hair.

Note that you may see root hairs during germination and even up to harvest time.

Here are some things to look for:

  • Root hairs are fuzzy; mold is like a spider web
  • Root hairs are not slimy; mold is
  • Root hairs have no odor; mold smells musty
  • Root hairs will disappear after rinsing and come back in a few hours; mold does not disappear after rinsing
  • Root hair is found on the root part; mold is located above the soil/mat levels or between microgreens.

Yes, seeds that contain gluten, such as barley and wheat, are gluten-free at the microgreen stage.

Because many microgreen types have high vitamin K levels, large quantities may cause issues for people taking blood thinner medication. If you take this medication, speak with your doctor before enjoying microgreens.

Microgreens thrive with 6-8 hours of indirect sunlight daily. However, you can still grow healthy and delicious microgreens if you have a low-light situation. Use an LED grow light after sprouting for 12 hours daily for the best results.

No. Micgroreens only need sunlight and water as they contain all they need to sprout, grow and survive.
Microgreens like to rest on each other while growing; check that you have sown seeds densely enough. It might also be past time to harvest.
Microgreens that are weak and leggy may have spent too long in the dark or not gotten enough light. Yellow microgreens are expected in the blackout period since the chlorophyll in the leaves has not carried out photosynthesis. When micros are placed in the light, they will turn green.

The jute grow mat must remain wet throughout the growing period. Do not let the mat dry out at any time. We recommend checking the mat daily and adding a little water to the tray. The mat should soak it up immediately. Do not let the mat sit in water.