Questions & Answers
What are microgreens?
Microgreens are young, edible germplants that have so far been used primarily in upscale gastronomy for both the visual and flavor enhancement of dishes. Chefs use microgreens to add appeal and flavor to their menus. Smaller than young plants, but harvested later than sprouts, the different microgreens have a variety of flavors, such as hot or sweet. They are also valued for their diverse colors and textures. Microgreens are ideal for garnishing salads, soups, sandwiches, smoothies and other dishes.
Why should I supplement my diet with microgreens?
Most of the foods we eat are not really fresh. A broccoli from the supermarket was harvested in the field a few days ago, or rather separated from the ground. On the way from the field to your plate, the vegetables lose most of the nutrients and vitamins they contain. Especially in the cold seasons, the vegetables often come from more southern countries and thus have an even longer transport route behind them.
With the Grow-Grow Nut you can grow fresh vitamins and nutrients at home on your windowsill all year round. A red cabbage microgreen, for example, has 260 times as much beta-carotene, 6 times as much vitamin C and 40 times as much vitamin E per gram than the full-grown red cabbage (Source: Journal of Agricultural And Food Chemistry).
How does that work with planting trees?
When developing the Grow-Grow Nut, we dealt intensively with the topic of sustainability. It is time we broadened our awareness of our environment and work together on solutions to restore balance.
We would like to contribute to this with every Grow-Grow Nut sold. We decided to make the Grow-Grow Nut even more sustainable. Because just treating the environment with care is no longer enough. As an environmentally conscious community, we have good opportunities to steer the economy in the right direction: As a helper and driver of a positive environmental balance.z.
How long do the seeds last?
If stored in a cool, dry place protected from light, the seeds will easily keep for a year.
How many grams are in the seed sachets?
Depending on the variety, there are between 5-10g organic seeds in the grass paper bags. The amount is always matched to one cultivation run, so you can use the entire content..
Are the starter packages always packed individually?
Yes! Your starter packages are also individually packaged in the welcome package and all in one package. For example, with the welcome package you will receive three individual starter packages, each with a coconut shell, 3x organic seeds and 3x coconut clay bricks and a refill package with 3x organic seeds and 3x coconut soil bricks. You can easily give them away as a present.n.
If you don't like that and you have an individual wish -just write us an email!
How do I grow the Grow-Grow Nut?
You will find detailed instructionshere.
Two more tips:
1. Micro-roots: If you notice small white spots on the seeds during the first few days, they are probably micro-roots - you will find out more here.
2. Sowing: We have designed the contents of the seed sachets in such a way that you have a nicely full grow-grow groove at the end. So you can use the entire content for one grow run. Of course, you can also experiment around here. It is simply important that the soil is pressed as level as possible before sowing so that the seeds do not lie on top of one another and can spread evenly.
Do microgreens grow back?
Microgreens are real vegetables, simply harvested at a young stage. Since vegetable seeds only germinate once and we harvest the sprout, they no longer grow back.
Therefore, after harvesting your Grow-Grow Nut (calmly at the very bottom just above the roots), we recommend adding the used soil with roots to the compost or organic waste and then adding new coconut soil and new organic seeds start.Let's grow again!
Can I reuse the Grow-Grow Nut coconut shell?
Yes absolutely! The coconut is ideal as a planter because it is naturally robust and water-resistant. We have grown some Grow-Grow Nuts over 50 times!
Professional tip: Every now and then rub the inside of your grow-grow nut with oil, which cares for and protects the natural material.
Why are there holes in the grow-grow groove?
Nobody likes mold, and just as with potted plants with a hole in the pot, it is highly recommended that residual water can run off when growing in a coconut shell. Otherwise there will be waterlogging and possibly also mold, we would like to spare you that!n!
The coconut clay bricks are very tightly pressed, what can I do?
When the coconut soil is pressed, there are occasional deviations, which can have an influence on the swelling properties. But don't worry, the ingredients are unchanged. We recommend breaking the coconut soil into small pieces by hand during soaking. Alternatively, you can put a coconut clay brick in about 250ml warm water for a few minutes.