Looking for the best microgreen starter kits for beginners?
This article features some of the best kits to grow your own microgreens at home. It will give you a basic understanding of everything you need to get started. Please note: we may earn a small commission on any of the products recommended below.
Need more tips and advice for growing your own microgreens? Refer to our microgreens growing guide (PDF cheat sheet included).
Here’s what we’ll cover:
Table of Contents
- The Fieldhouse by Leath
- Hamama Microgreens Starter Kit
- ingarden Superfood Microgreens Indoor Growing Kit
- Mountain Valley Seed Company’s Deluxe Microgreens Starter Kit
- Handy Pantry Soil Based Microgreens Growing Starter Kit
- Sectional Hydroponic Microgreens Starter Kit
- Barnwood Planter Microgreens Kit
- Starter Organic Wheatgrass Growing Kit
- Super Sprouter Deluxe Propagation Kit
- Windowsill Self Watering Microgreens Kit
- Window Garden Microgreens Kits
- Organic Mini Microgreens Growing Kits
- Back to the Roots Indoor Aquaponic Garden and Fishtank
Out of all the sets on this list, The Fieldhouse by Leath is definitely our favourite design. It is made out of premium, durable materials – powder-coated steel and professional food grade HDPE.
This setup features attached full spectrum LED grow lights, which is great especially if you have low-light conditions, or for growing during those winter months.
The built in bottom-watering system is a nice touch to reduce the risk of over/under watering your soil.
They’ve made their kits extremely user friendly, and you can get everything you need for your microgarden kit with The Fieldhouse Grow System, and their House Bundle. You can also choose individual Leathlets if you know what you want to grow.
Leath offers a more premium microgreen growing kit for beginners. While it is our favourite in terms of design and functionality, keep in mind that it is also one of the most expensive kits on this list.
Hamama Microcreens Starter Kits offer another unique, user-friendly superfood growing experience.
They offer three microgreen starter kits for beginners options to choose from: Microgreen Starter Kit, Microgreen Starter Kit with Bamboo Frame (pictured above), and Microgreen Starter Kit Ceramic Edition.
Finally, if you’re someone who would rather avoid the mess of working with dirt and seeds in your home, Hamama Seed Quilts are a great solution. They are made of coconut fiber, felt, soy wax paper, and seeds that are compostable. You simply install a seed quilt into your Hamama kit and follow the simple growing instructions.
Winner of both the Red Dot Design Award 2022 and iF Design Award 2022, ingarden Superfood Microgreens Indoor Growing Kit is a nice set in value for money in the indoor gardening category.
The set also includes 3 microgreen growing pads, including radish, broccoli, and mustard – which are all great beginner friendly microgreens to get started with.
This microgreen starter kit for beginners is constructed with a stainless steel frame, ceramic bowl, and features an automated LED grow light with hydroponic watering.
You can also purchase ingarden refill seed packs, which are certified organic and sized to fit for your microgreens kit.
This kit comes with a lot for a microgreens starter kit for beginners.
Mountain Valley Seed Company’s Deluxe Microgreens Starter Kit gives you everything you need, whether you plan on growing with soil or hydroponically.
With this kit, you get plenty of trays to grow a larger yield of microgreens than other options on this list. It also comes with eight varieties and enough seeds for two dozen yields.
Experiment with hydroponic vs soil growing mediums and see which method you prefer. This kit includes both mediums, and thus gives you a chance to really experiment and learn how to grow microgreens.
Already have a preference for a growing medium? The next two options are more budget friendly similar beginner friendly microgreens starter kits to consider.
Handy Pantry’s Soil Based Microgreens Growing Starter Kit comes with everything beginners need to get started.
The kit comes with 7.5 lbs of Non-GMO microgreens seeds – black oil sunflower, dun pea, cilantro, beet, and buckwheat seeds.
While a good mix, we wish the kit included our favourite broccoli microgreens seeds. Due to its highly nutritious value, especially amount of sulphoraphane. Which makes Broccoli microgreens nutrition of the healthiest things in the world to consume.
However, the nice thing about this kit is that you can always just buy broccoli seeds (or any variety you wish) and grow them in the kit as well.
Want to avoid making a mess with soil?
While soil is our favourite growing medium, we understand many readers prefer cleaner options. Mountain Valley Seed Co.’s Sectional Hydroponic Microgreens Starter Kit is the perfect kit for those who don’t want to deal with dirt.
It is also great for those who are looking to grow small batches of multiple types of microgreens. This kit allows you to grow up to eight types of superfoods simultaneously in one 10×20 tray.
It even comes equipped with eight varieties of premium seeds, on top of everything else you need to get started. It’s a great microgreens starter kit for beginners.
Create a more rustic aesthetic to your windowsills with this Barnwood Planter Microgreens Kit.
This microgreens growing kit for beginners comes with everything you need to get started, including radish microgreens seeds.
You can always purchase other varieties of seeds and use the kit to grow them as well.
Looking for a kit that comes with everything you need to start growing wheatgrass?
This Starter Organic Wheatgrass Growing Kit is the perfect solution.
You can also grow wheatgrass in many of the other kits featured in this list. However, this is the only kit that comes with wheatgrass seeds specifically.
While not a microgreen starter kit specifically, the Super Sprouter Deluxe Propagation Kit is a good kit for growing your superfoods.
The nice thing about this kit is that it comes with a plastic dome and LED grow light attached. This creates a beneficial greenhouse effect for microgreens to thrive.
The nice thing about microgreens is that they do not require a lot of light to grow. However, some readers live in north facing apartments or have a hard time getting any light whatsoever. This is a good option to grow your microgreens with an LED light source.
Our only gripe is that as this set is not technically a microgreens kit, it only comes with the bottom tray. For this reason, we’d recommend purchasing additional 10×20 microgreen trays (with holes) that can fit inside of the bottom tray. This will allow for proper drainage and bottom watering your microgreens.
Many of the other kits mentioned in this article with 10×20 trays would fit in this propagation kit.
Looking for a simple microgreens starter kit for kids?
Checkout this windowsill self watering microgreens kit. It comes with everything you need to get started learning how to grow microgreens for your very first time.
This is a top recommended microgreens starter kit for kids. The self-watering option also makes it easy to grow without worrying about over-or-under watering your microgreens.
Window Gardens Microgreens Kits are a unique option for your superfoods gardens. These kits feature a window suction style shelving system that you can apply directly onto your windows.
If you don’t have shelving or anywhere to set your gardens, these might be a great option for you.
These kits come with everything you need, including growing medium and seeds, to get started growing your microgreens.
Looking for a great stocking stuffer or microgreens starter kit for kids?
While these mini microgreens growing kits don’t come with a lot, they are a clean and simple way to get started.
You can purchase a variety pack of 6 mini microgreens growing kits, or select individual types. The latter is a great budget friendly gift or kit to get kids into the world of microgreens.
If you are planning to get a variety pack, we would probably recommend one of the other kits mentioned on this list (as you will receive more value for your money).
Another fun option for the kids, Back to the Roots Indoor Aquaponic Garden and Fishtank features a 3 gallon fish tank under a self watering, mess-free planter.
The kit also comes with radish and wheatgrass seeds to get started with.
While we don’t imagine you will get much out of this kit for eating microgreens, it is a neat little kit for kids to experience.