Micropod is a cute hydroponics kit with everything you need for growing microgreens at home.
It is a great way to get started in microherbs. You can grow fresh and healthy microherbs in under 2 weeks with minimal effort. Just set up your seedmats on the honeycomb grills and add water.
Did you know that microgreens can provide 40 times more nutrients than their mature counterparts?
The box contains an instruction card with a QR code to watch the setup video, one grow tray with a lid and two honeycomb trays, and 6 seed mats.
The seeds included were red kale, mizuna and rocket. You can purchase more see mats from the website, including pak choi, mustard, and broccoli.
You might like to purchase a pair of microsnips to cut your herbs.
There is a handy scale to track your microgreen growth that lets you know when to take the humidity lid off, and when your microgreens are ready for harvesting.
The micropod container is small enough to rest on your kitchen bench. We kept an eye on ours on the dining room table.
Our microgreens were easy to grow and tasted great. We enjoyed them over a couple of days sprinkled over dinner and a big breakfast.
When the microgreens reached the right height, I harvested the remaining microgreens and kept them for a few more days in a zip-lock bag in the fridge. You can then add the mats to your compost bin.
“Micropod’s mission is to make indoor gardening simple, accessible, fresh and rewarding for everyone,” says co-founder and CEO Jeff Xu. “Our unique, sustainable hydroponic kit makes growing microgreens at home as easy as just adding water, so you and your family can have your own source of essential nutrients and vitamins right there in the kitchen.”
Micropod would makes a great gift idea and are perfect for teaching kids about plants.
Micropod website: https://micropod.com.au/
Micropod Starter Kits are available now in Australia via the Micropod website for $59, with refill seed packs (6 seedmats containing 440 individual seeds on each mat) priced at $14 and Micro Snips (the perfect harvesting tool) priced at $10. The current seedmat variety range includes Rocket, Red Kale, Mizuna, Mustard, Pak Choi and Broccoli – with new varieties being added frequently. Free shipping nationally for orders over $25.
Micropod was founded by four friends in 2017. It began when CEO Jeff Xu had tried to grow microgreens after hearing about the superfood’s exceptionally high nutritional value and unique flavour profiles. Cultivating microgreens from scratch proved tedious and time consuming for Jeff, an engineer, so he set out to design the perfect way to grow them at home. He enlisted the help of friends Brian Lai, Oliver McDermott and Jonathan Good, who combined their design and entrepreneurial expertise to develop the initial idea. Numerous trials and refinements later, Micropod was born.
Since launching in New Zealand in February 2019, Kiwis all over the country embraced not only the Micropod but also the deeper values of growing their own fresh, spray-free, and sustainable food. In late 2020, Micropod launched in Australia with more countries on the horizon soon. As the start-up continues to grow, it hopes to encourage people to become more conscious of where their food comes from while maintaining a focus on caring for the planet.