A mini greenhouse makes propagation easy. This custom kit includes everything you need to start flower or vegetable seedlings, propagate fresh cuttings, or grow fresh herbs right in your kitchen all year long.
- SunBlaster Nano dome
- 18in T5HO 6400K lamp
- SunBlaster Nanotech T5 Reflector
- double thick 1020 tray
The first step is to select your seeds. Choosing the right greens is very important, as some plants will grow better indoors than others. The Mini Greenhouse Kit is perfect for plants such as sprouts and wheat grass, leafy vegetables such as lettuce and kale, as well as herbs such as oregano, basil, parsley and cilantro.
When starting to grow from seeds, some plants will need a little help getting started. Each plant will have different starting requirements so be sure to follow directions on the seed package. You can create a perfect germination environment by wrapping them in a wet paper towel, and storing them in a plastic zip top style bag in a warm location for as long as the seed pack recommends.
You can plant directly into the 1020 tray included with your garden, or use an insert tray to divide plants up. Our Heavy Duty 1020 tray will accommodate most industry standard 10” by 20” insert trays. Fill your trays with moist soilless planting medium or seedling starting mix and follow the directions on the seed package for seed spacing and planting depth. LIGHTING Keep your plants on a regular daily schedule by turning the lights on in the morning, and off at night before going to bed. If you choose to use a timer, set it for 12 - 18 hours of light per day.
From here on maintaining your plants is simple. Always make sure the soilless medium is kept moist, but not soaking wet. Mist with water once your seeds have been planted, the roots will soak up as much water as they need.
SEE THE RESULTS
Over the next days and weeks you will notice seedlings and microgreens sprouting. Growing in the Mini Greenhouse Kit ensures that your plants are getting essential levels of light, and the conditions they need to grow and thrive indoors.
When to harvest your herbs and microgreens depends on each individual plant. Microgreens are usually harvested once the leaves become full and the stalks have 3 or more leaves. This is when your microgreens contain the most vitamins and nutrients. To harvest, cut the shoots just above the soil with scissors.
Many herbs and micro greens will regrow and can be cut several times. Sprouts are a single harvest crops and require you to start the growing process fresh after each harvest.
When stored properly in a plastic container, fresh herbs, microgreens and sprouts will keep for up to 6 weeks in your refrigerator.