Top Tips – Sow Fresh

Top Tips


    Give your hands a good wash before handling any grow equipment through your grow - to limit the risk of bacteria-causing contamination.


    When sowing, press your coir down as firmly and evenly as possible - pay close attention to the edges and try to create as flat a surface as possible (think flapjack mixture in a baking tin!) This also avoids bits of coir being carried as your micros grow (not that tasty to eat, but harmless).


    We find using a small bowl to sprinkle your seeds gives more control - even distribution promotes even growth, increasing air flow & minimising mould risk.


    The best time to water is during the morning, for minimum evaporation and disease/mould prevention. It’s generally better to water from the base to keep the capillary mat wet (never above the line on the plastic), and only top spray micros when the coir is dry and lighter in colour. Thirsty micros, like pea shoots, might require a second watering.


    The first pair of leaves are the cotyledon leaves, or ‘seed leaves’. Brassica microgreens are best harvested before the ‘true’ leaves form (which will look more like mature plant leaves, often with more detailed edges). The flavour of herb microgreens is intensified if you continue to grow to true leaf stage.

Happy growers

Don’t fancy going outside to grow your own yummy goodies? No problem! I have the perfect solution...microgreens...I love microgreens because they germinate and grow quickly and can sit on your windowsill or kitchen worktop meaning they are easily accessible so you can just chop away at them with your scissors and add them to your dinner 😋 .


Microgreens what’s not to love? Quick and easy to grow and highly nutritious...The whole kit is really easy to use with clear step by step instructions and pre measured coir and seed packs...I would happily purchase to get loved ones growing at home 💚 .


Stunning microgreen kit from @sowfreshofficial. I am absolutely thrilled with the quality of this kit, the tubs are recycled plastic and dishwasher safe, it isn’t grown in soil but coir which is a byproduct of coconuts, this alone makes for excellent composting material once your microgreens have grown 🌱 ...I adore the wooden box design.


Micropinks!!!...I am officially in love with microgreens (pinks)...It amazes me that something so small and beautiful can pack such a nutritious punch!


I am particularly impressed with this company and its continuing prompt support . They have many more advanced kits for those wanting to go further with Microgreen growing. If you're new to Microgreens, I highly recommend this product and hope they continue to do well.


I really like the quality of the box and black tubs, how the amount of seeds and coir is measured out makes things very easy and the instructions are very clear. The kit is nice and compact too to fit on windowsills.


I purchased the Chomper, (Excellent Quality) and continue to have great success with all seeds. Richard was extremely helpful, pointing me in the right direction. I am certainly going to be buying from this company for a long time to come. Thank you for getting me started on micro greens.