I'm a firm believer in keeping packaging from one thing, and using it for other uses around my homestead. When I started getting items ready for growing micro-greens, first reuse was leaf lettuce boxes.
Since micro-greens need to grow in soil and need some humidity, this seems a "no-brainer." Added damp growing mix and got the little suckers growing. Since 1 bedroom window is used for sprouting in sunny conditions, the other is being used as my dark grow room. Here, I have sprouts starting in their jars before they move to the sunny window. The plastic lettuce boxes (ok, also a cupcake box and a donuts box) are now growing the greens. I'm trying broccoli, beets, sun flowers and wheat grass. Being near a heat source should make them grow faster.
Once the sprouts get a stem, the boxes are moved into the sunny bedroom window. They are on an over-turned storage container to get them into the sun. I just keep the humidity up and let nature take over. I'm hoping these turn out like I've read they will.
If anyone has tried this, or knows of a better way to get this going, please let me know. ANY good ideas will be GREATLY appreciated.
I can't wait to see how the chickens react to them. The sprouts were a hit, but the micro-greens are touted as higher in vitamins.