Welcome to the weekly oh! nènè microgreens update, where we talk about the latest information on our microgreens journey. We started experimenting with microgreens in March 2021 and found the process fascinating. As we discover the wonderful world of microgreens, we feel inclined to share with you our progress.

Our setup is complete!

How exciting! After many months of research and debates, we finally got our setup complete. We got the rack, lights, fans, trays, coconut coir and organic seeds. We will test this setup a lot and see if there’s room for improvement, but for now, we will enjoy the fact that it is complete!

Broccoli Calabrese microgreens on trays
Microgreens setup


Testing stainless steel boxes

To provide our future microgreen clients with a quality product, we want to find the best possible box to deliver weekly our microgreens while reducing our environmental impact to the minimum.

We concluded that using stainless steel boxes is the best way to achieve both things, keeping the microgreens fresh and reducing our environmental impact. At the moment, we are speaking with several manufacturers to obtain the boxes we want for oh! nenè, and we got a couple of samples to test.

Stainless Steel box
Stainless Steel box


We will make some exhaustive tests with this box to see how the product stays over time once we store microgreens inside. After testing, we will evaluate the best option for our needs, and of course, the needs of our customers.

Microgreens update

Last week, we started a couple of experiments with the new Garland trays we got. The tests were mainly to test the trays and to try the stacking technique, in which four microgreen trays are stacked up on top of each other during germination to increase space efficiency.

After a week, we have some great results, and we are delighted with the quality and ease of use of the Garland microgreen trays. All the trays had a significant germination rate, and all the microgreens are looking good after one week from sowing. These are the tests we carried:

  • Experiment A: Four trays with Broccoli Calabrese seeds stack on top of each other.
  • Experiment B: One tray of Broccoli Calabrese seeds.

And here you can see the results:

Broccoli Calabrese microgreens
Broccoli Calabrese microgreens (Experiment A)
Broccoli Calabrese microgreens on a tray
Broccoli Calabrese microgreens (Experiment B)


New stacking with Radish China Rose

This week, we are starting the tray stacking technique once again but with Radish China Rose. We will continue making tests until we feel confident enough with the new trays. We want to be sure we can provide the best microgreens with the system we have.

Radish China Rose seeds on three trays
Radish China Rose seeds on trays
Radish China Rose seeds on coconut coir
Radish China Rose seeds
A stack of four trays on top of each other with bricks on top for weight
Radish China Rose stacked

Thank you for your time, and until next week!