575 x 174
x 30mm Rectangular Trays
contains all you need to successfully grow
most of our sprouting seeds eg Wheatgrass, Snow pea, Field pea,
Mustard, Cress, Broccoli, Radish, Fenugreek, Sunflower, Buckwheat etc where the
sprouts are grown vertically ie in a
medium where the seeds are placed on the surface ie not covered, therefore only
needing a very shallow growing medium including pre-mixed
bio-activated super organic nutrients.
the seeds you require separately see below.
kit you get:-
Rectangular Trays, these are the trays that you use to grow the sprouts in. They
are 575 x 174 x 30mm and terracotta colour.
Inserts specially designed to sit inside the sprout
trays to allow you to grow the FieldPea and Snowpea without
the use of potting mix or a 60% reduction, such as coconut fibre,
but still have the advantages of using the bio-activated nutrients. When
you use them with the smaller seeds, e.g. Radish, you have to spread a small
amount of coconut fibre over the grill so as to cover the slots, the roots will
quickly go through the coco-fibre, through the holes and into the liquid below,
using about 60% less coco-fibre.
has a wide opening which allows for easy watering this
opening has a cover which you were really only use when adding the coconut
fibre, it also comes with 4 little feet which have 2 separate height settings
which are only relevant when you are using it without the CocoFibre (explained
in the instruction manual) e.g. Snow peas, normally if you are using coconut
fibre you just place the grill inside the tray, it is a good fit and sits at
the right height (for the long tray we have included a spacing tab that sits on
the bottom of the tray to ensure even height of the Grill).
Germination lid this is placed on top of the trays, & can be placed
on top of each other, during the first 5 days, made from clear food-grade
Perspex, they have narrow slots which allow the seeds to breath, but not so
much that they dry out. So they perform 2 functions one is to keep the seeds
moist, the other one is to allow the seeds to have something to push against,
imagine a seed being planted under the ground it has the weight of the dirt
above it to press against as it pushes its root downwards into the soil, it
also allows you to stack one tray on top of the other further saving space
during the germination stage.
are planting your 3 trays at the same time then you may wish to
purchase 2 extra germination covers, or you can just use a sheet of cardboard
Bio-active nutrients 500ml, made of -
Probiotics, Seaweed, concentrated Worm-Wee (organic nutrients that have been
bio-activated and concentrated using a worm farm, this is an option as it does
contain a small amount of fish meal so may not be acceptable to some), Azomite,
Dolomite, Magnesium Chloride ie fermenting makes the organic nutrients more
bio-available to the sprouts and therefore to you, so you are eating not only a
sweeter sprouts but they are many times more nutritious than a sprout just
washed or soaked in water. You only use a very small amount of this each time you
soak the sprouts, you can purchase this nutrient mix when you run out or you
can buy the ingredients and make it yourself. (See below)
these nutrients can be done in one of 2 ways or both if you are using the
coconut fibre e.g. just to add it to the water when you are rehydrating the
block, the other way is just put a small squirt in the base of the tray and a
little bit of water to mix it around and then cover with the coconut fibre or
potting mix or dirt from your garden, I do both.
8ltr washed Coconut fibre blocks – Before you use them they
must be rehydrated, which requires a little bit of time 10mins, but in the
process you can also add the Pre-mixed Bio-active nutrients
Vermiculite– a crushed rock that has then been heated forms a honeycomb
structure providing excellent drainage and aeration when mixed with the Coco
Mycorrhizal Fungi + beneficial bacteria that also kill
the larvae of insects (this features is a huge breakthrough for indoor
collection of different types of fungi including mycorrhizal and a range of
beneficial bacteria that promote root growth and the assimilation of
nutrients from the growing medium e.g. soil coco fibre or hydroponic.
collection of different type of bacteria specifically chosen for their ability
to destroy the larvae of many insects that lay their eggs in the soil or in the
water/nutrient supply. Probably the most important breakthrough is the ability
to stop fungal gnats, this is of particular importance to the indoor garden not
only do the larvae feed off the new growing root tips, when they emerge and fly
around and can become a nuisance.
for sprouting i.e. vertical sprouts/micro-greens mix a flat teaspoon with the 5
L of liquid plus nutrient that you use to rehydrate your coco block, also every
time you fill up your watering can add a 3rd of a teaspoon. I also add to a
spray bottle and spray the seeds once they have been spread on the coco fibre,
also include a yellow sticky trap which
also helps trap any flying insects.
course detailed Instructions with step-by-step
of the Grill insert (included in all the Vertical/Microgreen kits).
quite a few advantages of using the grill inserts over just
using growing medium in a tray, some of these are
is much easier to add water and top up with extra nutrients if
· You only
need a very thin layer ie 60% less potting mix / coco fibre.
· There is
less material to throw away or recycle at the end of the growing process.
· You can
grow larger seeds eg Snowpea without any potting mix.
Sprouting colander (inner
grill bowl for drainage & outer for collection). If you
do not have a colander then you may wish to add that to your order, (it does
not have to be as fine as the one that we supply) we have found it advantageous
to soak and rinse for a couple of days before planting e.g. Snow pea, Field
pea, Radish (Daikon not necessary for Red Arrow) Sunflower, Buckwheat and
Wheatgrass. I have found the best method is to soak them overnight in the
probiotic nutrient or at least seaweed solution if you don’t have the probiotic
nutrients, in the morning rinse well, drain well and store in a colander with a
cover so they don’t dry out, next morning soak in the nutrient for 10 to 20
minutes, again rinse and drain well, then spread them evenly on top of the soil
or coconut fibre. The trick with growing sunflower sprouts is
to try to get as many seeds as possible to reach the optimal stage for harvest
at the same time, this is when the 1st set of 2 leaves has
fully developed and the casing of the sunflower seed, husk, has been discarded.
At this stage you cut them all together and store them in a cotton bag inside a
plastic bag in the fridge, they will keep well for up to a week, if you let
them go and they develop their 2nd set of 2 leaves then the
taste of the 2nd set of leaves is not as nice as the 1st set
and they also have a furry texture.
purchased from WA we will ship minus the coco fibre, as we can’t ship seeds or
potting mix to WA.