How to Grow Microgreens in Your Home & Make $100,000+ a Year

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Alright, this is john kohler with today with another exciting episode for you, and this is probably one of the coolest episodes
I’ve filmed and visited in a long time the dude is just super nice
Anyways where I am today in the world? I’m here in literally like a downtown Baltimore
Just kind of like the inner harbors just off in the distance over there
And we’re about today is just sitting outside a farm, and you’re like thinking John. Are you high no?
I don’t smoke any kind of cannabis
Or anything for psychoactive effects or ingested in any other way for those effects personally?
So where I’m standing at is just outside a house
But this house has a farm in it one of the rooms has been converted into a bar that grows microgreens and the farmer makes
$100,000 actually plus a year from his farm. Which is actually quite amazing to me
You know furthermore for those of guys that are out
west and never been out east right the houses in the East Coast secession in big cities are
Like small like there’s one big building, but that building is split into actually two individual houses
when this house was
Purchased as purchased many years ago for like thirty five thousand dollars right now of course real estate prices has gone up the neighborhood
a lot better, but also he
White are making a really good lineage
In their house which was formerly back in the days a
Bedroom so what I want to do for you guys today is actually take guys inside the house to show you guys this little
Literally a micro farm and actually the cool thing about the micro farm
Is that like she doesn’t even serve people from outside his zip code cuz he has enough business he’s maxed out his farm
But what he’s also doing is he’s training others to grow microgreens in their home
Or he set somebody up in a local area growing in an apartment also making lots of money selling microgreens
You know and this I believe is the future of farming is
No small micro farms and having many of them to employ more Americans so that we could all be self-sufficient and also you know feed
People in the local area, which is a lot more sustainable in addition
You know I want you guys to learn how to grow your own microgreens and eat them on a daily and regular basis
They’re the most nutritious food literally on the planet anyways without further
Let’s go ahead and go inside and show you guys just a small setup. They got in their kitchen
All right, now. I’m inside. I’m gonna show you guys the kitchen here, and this is check this out
They got a little mini
Gross setup right here that you know they sell and can set you guys up with
So you guys could grow your own microgreens just literally in the kitchen like they are so
Microgreens are probably one of the easiest
Crops you guys have grown if you guys have tried growing outside and have failed whether you live in an apartment and growing in containers
which actually can be a lot harder in my opinion than growing in the ground and
Haven’t had so much a good luck right you got to try growing some sprouts and microgreens
They’re by far the easiest things to grow I mean the answer is simply because how long they take to grow right?
Here’s a little setup in their kitchen that you know
They also sell kits just like this so you guys grow microgreens in your kitchen like one flat a week
You know with little lights underneath here and just a little stainless
Chrome-plated rack and what the farmers here do actually is every day. They make it a goal to eat
one pad of these guys
At their breakfast meal and one pad at night for their dinner meal in the app
They actually skip lunch, so I mean super simple super easy and what I’m not telling you is that these microgreens?
They only take seven to ten days to grow to full maturity, so you know there’s a lot less
probability of things going haywire
When you only have to grow for ten days and half the time you’re just basically misting in with water, and they’re just germinating right?
Super simple to grow I want everybody watching this to start growing some microgreens
And I’m glad that a city hydro here makes it really easy right they figured out because they’ve been doing this for over five years
in this very location
Growing microgreens, and they started out slow at first, but now they have an established clientele and people know about
City hydro, they’re probably one of the most of you know foremost experts in the country
Growing microgreens on a small scale and actually talking with the owner Larry here for probably about the last hour
So like this guy definitely has done his research, and he totally knows the stuff
So yeah these guys only
Seven to ten days to harvest and these are four to forty times more nutritious than the large-size vegetables
So you know what they do is they just simply take some little scissors here, and they can just clip them off
And they’re just gonna use these greens and just you know eat them
They’re quite delicious they have a nice mild flavor
so if you’ve eaten like
B kale like normal Kelly’s right and especially if you live here in
The Baltimore area and especially like in the winter when it’s snowing outside
You know those leaves the kale that you’re buying is being shipped in all across the country
From, California the nutrition goes down and also I’ll be the first to tell you that the flavor also starts getting way bad
Right freshest is always bestest is what I like to say
And if you grow your own kale Micron’s not only do they not taste like the nasty
You know old bitter kale from the store. They have to have a nice light flavor
You know you could taste the kale very lightly, but also they’re way more nutritious a lot more water rich for you
And so I’d encourage you guys to get some micro greens in your diets every day
You know I get questions a lot John. What should I grow I live in a partner Connor? What’s the best thing?
I should grow indoors. Can I grow lettuce everybody always wants to grow lettuce? What’s this fascination with lettuce that everybody has well
That’s two guys lettuce is so common. You’ve had lettuce probably you’re a whole entire life, and you know it
the problem with lettuce is that it may take up the 60 days to get a whole a head of lettuce to grow and
Then you’re gonna harvest it, and then you have one head of lettuce for dinner. That’s not a lot of food guys
Meanwhile as you guys are going to see in just a minute
You know these guys once again 7 to 10 days to grow and you can grow literally a couple
pounds in 7 to 10 days and eat a plant of the microgreens which are more nutritious
More delicious in my opinion and are a lot faster, so you could really do major damage
To your you know grocery bill, right?
I want you guys to try to like
Minimize things you’re buying I want you guys to be a producer instead of a consumer
And I want you guys to you know like one of my goals is to grow all my own food one day
Frankly I’m not in this place where I have enough land to do that so what I do is I grow as much food as
I possibly can and
Microgreens by far are is the best?
Strategic investment right so that you can offset the most and actually also most expensive part of your food bill
Which the leafy greens if you go to Whole Foods here in town. You know just down the street
I think a bunch of kale can be two three dollars. Maybe in the winter when it’s more scarce. It’s even more
And you guys in South Florida maybe in New York, so you can have it worse right?
But these guys you could literally grow fur for pennies for
Totally way less money and have it fresh and available for you guys so that you guys could actually eat higher quantities of these foods
anyways aside from this little cool little kitchen setup
I channel has take you up to the Grand Daddy which is actually so now about the head
into the indoor farm and this indoor farm before it was actually this farm here was actually a movie theater room as
Evidenced by the side of above it says digital
Sound this theater features DTS?
So before that it was actually a bedroom
But this was a theater
And actually through a long series events actually the owner of the farm used to be actually a hacker for the government to make sure
some of our you know most critical systems were secure and
He did that for many years. It was a good job, and he loved it in stuff, but one day unfortunately
He was in an automobile accident where somebody rear-ended him. He was stopped and somebody rear-ended him in 60 miles an hour and he
had traumatic brain injury
after that he couldn’t work for the government anymore because he couldn’t like remember stuff right as well as he didn’t especially if you’re a
Hacker. You got to know all these different things that you got to try when you’re hacking and doing all this crazy stuff
So then he couldn’t do that anymore
He’s like he couldn’t really do a lot of things actually anymore
So he’s like what can I do and anyways his his uh?
You know wife had gone in the store one day and brought home a tomato that was like seven dollars a pound and he’s like
Seven dollars a pound that’s expensive
I could grow that so then he tried to grow tomatoes, and then you try to grow lettuce like indoors
and that didn’t really work, so well and
Then his wife kept telling him
Microgreens microgreens so then you started growing my greens, and it worked really well
And this way they were able to save money from buying the expensive
Organic greens at the local Whole Foods and other places and then that basically morphed it got bigger and bigger
And he’s like hey
I think we’re these for other people and that’s exactly when you started doing over five years ago now and
In his converted theater room
And I believe this is a much better use of the space instead of a theater that you might watch a movie
I mean if you don’t have any if you don’t have anything to do maybe once a day or maybe more than once a day
But what could be more important than growing the food that you guys you and your family you’re eating
There’s nothing more important, so if you have a spare bedroom
Extra space in your house you know park your car outdoors
I’ve been to places that grow food in their garage right now
You got a climate control it
but you know growing food is one of the most important things you could do so I’m glad I’m able to come and
Be here today actually on a fairly short notice to show you guys what they’re doing because that this grow room is probably one of
The most impressive that I’ve seen throughout all my travels all right, so now we’re gonna head into the grow room here
This is the home of city hydro there at City Heights
Hydro calm by appointment only and this is the ultimate in vertical farming
You know you’ll see all these
Videos and all these people doing trying to do vertical farming and growing lettuce and all these big major crops, right
I really think vertical farming is what they’re doing here is
microgreens because they take less time they’re also more nutritious
And they could make you know a bigger change in the world and check this out
Just walking in here right all these racks and the nice lighting it’s nice and warm
I smell the fresh air like just racks and racks and racks of all these beautiful
Microgreens it just goes all the way down there, and this is just not even a big room
I think it’s like was it 15 by 20 or something like that
Not really that big, but yeah
They’re using the best of the vertical space and you know they could have went higher because they got room up there
But then you know they’re the routes the racks might start tipping over these racks
I think are about seven feet tall and these aren’t any kind of special racks right you go down to your local
Costco Home Depot even Target, I believe sells these kind of metro racks which are actually
NSF certified
you know for food use and
You know they they’re they do things a lot
Differently and a lot better than many of the microgreens growers that I’ve been to there
They’re fully certified for all these food safety things and all this stuff
And they could trace and know where the seeds came from and they label like each rack
So here’s some micro radish here, and that’s what it says
It’s growing micro radish, so we know what’s in there number one number two
They have the date and the date is in the format of a month
second day first
that’s because I use a European dating and
Then also they tell you where they have on here like where the seed stock came from and then you know
Where this is going to be going who is this gonna get sold to right and?
Yeah, look at these beautiful microgreens under these actually custom designed
LED lighting right they want to they want to be really
Energy-efficient and so they found this LED lighting that you know if I put my hand underneath here
You know actually I can put my hand all on this, and I’m really not feeling any heat in here and these are custom design
At the proper spectrum, I think it’s like
5,500 K or 5000 K
Spectrum just white light they tried to use you know the other colors
You know the whatever the other color the lighting you know that they normally use
You know what the green or the reds or whatever, but yeah those didn’t really work
So they just went with these and these they found actually work the best, but yeah
This is amazing and this is all on low voltage LED lighting. Yeah, all these racks and amazing
microgreens growing at different rates of speed
Inside here to cool depending on the time of year
They might use one or two different air conditioners as well as a dehumidifier here
Then also you know as you guys can see they have some small little fans
Air circulation is one of the most important things to reduce the mold as is
You know growing your microgreens properly?
I think what I want to do next actually is actually share with you guys the process they go through
To grow Mike green some of the special things they do that
I haven’t seen anywhere else so you guys don’t know the process and that you guys could do it, too
So one of the cool things about growing microgreens is that you really don’t need a lot, right?
You don’t need to buy a tractor. You don’t even need to buy that many tools if any
You don’t need to buy a hoe
Or you don’t need to have a hoe or anything like that
All you need are a few things number one. You need basically seeds right and then you need water
and I think you might need some trays or something or something to hold the
You know the microgreens in and maybe some kind of bedding
Material or maybe not because they can also be grown in just water alone without any kind of bedding material
But I think the quality of the microgreens
Starts with the seeds the seeds are probably one of the most important things right if you have poor quality seed
Then it’s not they’re not going to germinate and not going to grow the microgreens you want
You know and so they’ve sourced some of the best
quality seed and you guys can see they buy the seeds in bulk and
That’s one of the ways as a grower
You guys are going to get your cost down is to buy the seeds in bulk right they buy in twenty five
pound or 50 pound quantities
And that’s because they’re on a commercial level
That being said you know if you guys are home growers, and you guys are gonna grow a lot
I don’t necessarily recommend buying this quantity of seed because then you got to store the seed and the longer you store the seed and
All this kind of stuff the germination rates go down
So I would recommend you guys bind like buy the 1 or 5 pound bags
Depending on the seed that actually you’re buying something like radish seeds
Buy it buy the 5 pound
Buy the 10 pound to save some money because you’re going to blow through those a lot because they’re the cheapest and also easiest
Microgreens to grow they can also be very important when you’re starting out to first learning how to grow microgreens
Start out with radish seeds because they’re inexpensive your short start out with some kind of other seeds that are more expensive
And you mess up, then you just lost the money right if you mess up your radish greens
not a big deal brush it off put them in the compost pile outside and
Start over so you know they’ve done their due diligence and research with the seed companies right they used to use like Johnny seeds
But Johnny seeds
Sells some of their seeds is actually from Samantha’s which is actually a month owned by Monsanto
So they stopped really buying from Johnny’s unless they really have to and I don’t maybe even they even don’t nowadays
But now they use Mountain Valley seed company
I’ll put a link down below. I remember when I actually visited Mountain Valley seed company in Utah. I visited the owner there
He’s a great guy
And they just seemed like a totally legit company so it’s good to hear that actually you know Larry. Here is actually using them and
the other thing I want to say about Larry is that he is a really cool guy right he came from the software industry and
open-source model so his method of growing sprouts and microgreens or microgreens here is
Open source you know, but he just wants the credits for coming up with his techniques and his credits
So make sure if you use anything from this video say hey, I learned this from not John at growing greens
But I learned this from Larry
At City hydro through John koehlers video, right?
But just let people know because I mean he’s he’s done a lot of work to actually make Mike greens even better than
Actually all the places I’ve ever been to that just kind of you know step in other people’s footsteps
I mean this guy really blaze in the field
You know put it that way so you have a mountain valley season then you know store the seats properly right yeah the seats come
Shipped in bags, and if they’re not going to have a seat along too long
They’ll may be stored in the bag the brags are breathable
But you know this also can let moisture in which can be one of the worst things for seeds
So they you know also have these up
These up buckets here with these especial tops
I forget the I think they’re gamma lids that you can just to screw off and screw on and access your seat
So I do recommend store your seeds in a proper way such as these nice food grade
Buckets so aside from having good quality seeds
Which we know they got already you got to have something else good quality water, and you’ll be amazed to know that
City hydro here is just using the Baltimore Maryland tap water, but let’s find out what they do to before they actually
Give it to any of their plants so this is the water that used at City hydro
And basically they take the baltimore city water, which is already you know certified safe for human consumption, although. I wouldn’t drink it
but if many people do unfortunately
But what they do is they take that water and they basically run it through these two top pieces here, which is their specially designed?
Basically a filter filtration including some carbon that they replace the media on a regular basis
And they basically just let it kind of like a gravity feed down into a food safe
HDPE I think this is like a 55-gallon drum
and then they have a little spigot on here where they can actually get the water out and
Amazingly you saw some of this the overview shot of this gardener when I walked in but this whole
farm heater has literally only takes seven gallons of water a day and
That’s totally amazing so this is
Probably the best way to conserve nature’s resources to grow the most nutritious food on the entire planet
And they’re doing it right here in downtown
Baltimore totally amazing so yeah besides having the good water another thing that’s very important is having proper trades
And they figured out a better trade than any other
Microgreens farm I’ve ever been to today. I’m going to show is next so basically all the farms
I’ve ever visited that grow microgreens use this standard black style
Nursery flat to grow their microgreens in you know they come in like a 10 by 10 which is a half-size or a full?
10 by 20 like this right
But they don’t use this style flat here for a few reasons
I mean number one of the reasons that I’m aware of that
I’ve known about this kind of style black plastic is that this style black plastic is some of the cheapest
cheapest crappiest plastic there is
These were designed to grow you know plants in roots not you know plants in soil
With the roots not like microgreens to serve the people right in the creation of this
Plastic is like this carbon black material
Which is like really nasty stuff right and also furthermore like these trays look at this
It’s like all cracked up on the side, and it’s bumped up these guys will deteriorate and go bad really fast
And that’s not sustainable for business to keep buying plastic when they get bad. They got a hopefully recycle them or throw them away
Not super sustainable, so they don’t do that here. You know they found the best practices of any microgreens company
I’ve been to and they’re like what could we use that’s actually food safe?
To grow the microgreens in right so then they they looked no further than their local
pizza shop or bakery right in bakery and pizza shops, they have like a trays that kind of look like this right here and
This is basically what it’s called as a is a proofing pant and this proofing pan
Maybe they started out with but they don’t use this one now either. You can’t just use any old proofing pan
this one’s actually made of fiberglass, you know kind of like my
1981 Corvette I used to have that actually got hit
It’s fiberglass right and the fiberglass is a coating on there that may peel over time, so you know because these
Proofing dough trays were not designed to grow my greens are designed to proof dough without all this constant water
Contact so they’re like how could we do even better than that then they found these guys?
And these guys are actually also proofing pans and these guys are actually quite large
I mean that I came to fit in the whole video without cutting it off
but these are special proofing pans that are made from the
HDPE plastic
Which is the best food safe plastic use that also lasts a long time?
You know some of these trends that they have here are actually five years old
They’ve been using these trades five years old and it’s always better to reuse instead of recycle or throw things away
So I want to encourage you guys it because our monitor greens growers still using these guys right we’re gonna start
Don’t use these guys use the right you know product
And this is actually made by the dome eight and this model is the cpt
70 and
So you could contact them here at City?
Hydro to buy these because they are a dealer because they buy so many of these for themselves and also help set up other people
Growing now aside from these nice large style trades, which is a full tray which you know they sell a full tray of
Microgreens. I think it depends on you know the price
But generally I think they get maybe thirty dollars for a full tray and for a half tray
You know which is basically this this size, which is white I kind of like these a bit better
It’s $20 and furthermore and that’s the basically two restaurants who are ongoing?
regular repeat customers now at the farmers markets
They have different sizes, and then they would basically use this size for farmers markets
And I think this is like a ten dollar size of my greens, and then they have like a smaller like a strawberry size
Which is five dollars you know so you know they make a lots of money?
Just growing all these microgreens with their regular clientele
They don’t have to deal with a hassle of going to
Farmers markets and selling you know five or ten dollars at a time
You know they have customers that take you know six flats or more you know per delivery
Which is you know every?
I think every week or maybe even twice a week so aside from the seeds the water and the trains that grow the microgreens in
You only need like one other major component for the most part. You’re going to need the media
You’re going to growin now some migrants companies may grow in water, and they’re gonna actually be soon doing that here
Just water alone with actually know basically bedding material or growth medium and many growth mediums
Maybe like organic compost you know coconut coir
Peat moss these actually plastic
Spun fibers that make little mass used in
hydroponics normally the but they didn’t want to use any of those things because you know some of those things to be messy they they
Splinter and they drop dirt everywhere and that makes things really messy plus if it’s compost it might have possible contamination there
They wanted to do something really clean
That was more better for the planet than some of just the standard spun plastic mats
Which is creating excess waste so what they’re doing here instead is that you know they’re going to be using
This stuff which is basically this is just a coconut cooler fiber
Matting right, and I know those you guys that are like it’s a hemp light. What about the hip matting John?
Well, you know what here’s the hemp matting right here?
They try using the hemp matting and the coconut coir mat in and guess, which one works more better
The coconut coir many because they found this had and kept a better structure
Than the hemp that that’s kind of like fell apart and didn’t work so well in addition
There’s other kinds of fibers that you guys can use kanaev is another one that I actually
Know about and have been experimented with myself personally, but it’d be interesting to see how that fiber works as well
But that being said coconut fiber is probably the best fiber in my opinion that can have you know
May be able to be used for other things
But you know so many places make all this extra coconut fiber that needs to go into something creative and useful
And this is probably one of the best uses now. This is a standard coconut fiber
They trim this down to their proper size and then they don’t just put this in the tray and then grown this directly that wouldn’t
You know what they do is they soak this stuff for about 24 hours in pure water and to get it the right consistency
So over on this side. This is a soaked one, and this is an unsoaked one you guys see the difference in the color and
Once it’s soaked for 24 hours, then they’re ready to go on to the next step
Which is basically a seeding up this mat and putting seeds on it?
And then starting the germination show I want to show you guys that step next so the next step here at city hydro is
Getting those seats driven so first thing that usually takes some bamboo once again another natural material
they lay some of these rods down on the bottom and now the reason why they’re doing this is to get the map that they’re
Gonna, then put in to the trays off the ground
They don’t want the matting
Sitting on the ground of the trade because they can get too wet and that’s not going to provide good air flow or circulation
For the plants inside then the next step is they they put some of these
Matting things in here that are cut to the proper size so that they basically
Lay in side-by-side super-tight kind of like a shuffling and dealing cards like you’re a dealer in Las Vegas
But now they’re dealers in microgreens so once they got all these laid out properly
Then they’re gonna go ahead and just simply sprinkle on the seeds
which I’ll show you guys next so here’s a flat that will just seat it out with the
micro leaks all in there
And they basically just put all the seeds down and then after they sprinkle all the seeds
And they got really good coverage and that could take some time to make sure you get good coverage
And you don’t get piles of seeds in any one location
You know for the best microgreens you want them as single file
Or single layer at a time as you guys could get across the plat the next thing to do is very important step, right
They’re gonna take some hydrogen peroxide and make sure you store your hydrogen peroxide in a non clear
Bottle because if hydrogen peroxide is stored in a clear bottle
Basically the properties of the hydrogen peroxide will get ruined by the light
so they use a hydro peroxide a three percent solution and basically take the hydro peroxide and
Basically spray all their seeds down to ensure that they’re going to be growing some of the cleanest microgreens
This is a very important step to you know potentially kill any lingering of
Potential pathogens that being said you know all the seats have been tested for pathogens before they started
so it’s very important to go to a seed seller that you know test their seeds for the
pathogens before you even get them and that’s another reason why I encourage you guys to buy seeds that are intended for
Sprouting and for growing Mike Greene’s because these seats have been tested and the chances are
Potentially seeds are growth usually used for growing vegetables have not very important
the next step they do besides you know spraying on that is then they
Spray on you know they’ve got a pump spray over here, and they spray on the water
So they spray on a nice
Moisture level to get the seeds nice and moist they get the pads nice and moist
There’s even a little bit of a pulling water at the bottom of the tray here
That’s collected underneath the bamboo and you guys can see how nicely these guys are put in the next step
This is the easiest step of them all right. They got this specially designed cover here and basically. It’s just a special
Cover like a styrofoam style cover with a toothpick sticking out on the end there if you guys can see them
And they basically just gently set that over the top these are pre-cut to fit in these
Perfectly, so there’s no light is being allowed in this creates a nice environment for the seeds to sprout it creates the kind of light
Limit moist environments doesn’t let all the moisture out this also acts as an insulator
You know to keep the temperatures constant at the nightstand proper germination temperature once?
This is done
Then they basically pick this up and they put it on a rack
So once the tray actually just goes right on the rack and actually this is the one I was looking at the micro leaks
You know it’s set on this rack which is known as the germination rack as you guys can see this germination rack
You know has a really tight spacing and it has no additional lighting on there on this step
No lighting is required for these
Microgreens to start growing a matter of fact for the first several days and this depends on the specific micro green you guys are growing
You’re going to leave this top over its up microgreens or the seeds Germany get no light whatsoever
And why is this important?
Well, this is important because it actually simulates
How seeds would grow in nature right in nature the seeds would actually be underneath the ground
They wouldn’t be on top of something in most cases, and then you know the see they’re like okay
I’m germinating I’m gonna send my roots down and then I’m gonna grow up
I’m gonna grow towards the light, but wait there is no light so they’re gonna start sending their shoots up
And you know go for the light because they know the light will be from above lights never usually from below
And so they’re gonna start shooting up and then at some point you know though it’s gonna start shooting up
And then they’re gonna go ahead and take the top off at a certain point and on this tray here
Just a couple days ago
They started you can now see they got these plants starting to grow up and these plants are trying to grow for the light
But you know what on this rack. There’s no light so they might leave this on this rack for a day or two and
These plants are actually kind of yellow, and if they’re yellow at this stage
That’s alright because these plants are yellow because they don’t got the light yet
They can’t make the chlorophyll so these guys are pushing up for the light. They’re gonna go hard and fast looking for light
They’re not getting any until maybe tomorrow when this trait is actually going to go over
to one of the racks with the light
So let me go ahead and show you guys that net
So notice show you guys a rack with the lights actually so you know they’ve been doing a lot of
Experimenting here and all this kind of stuff
And you know I always like to do things
Optimally like if I’m gonna have a rack man on or the most food on the rack as humanly possible
or as a or as space emits our permits so actually on a rack that actually has a
Germination rack where you’re actually not
You know having any lights you can fit, or should be able to fit about fourteen trays on there
So you could have a whole bunch of your trays
Always in the stage of the germination after a couple days you know four days or so five days depending
three to four
Five days depending on the seed you’re going to move it over to the rack with a lights now the rack with the lights
Need a minimum amount of distance between the tray and the light here because these are special
LED lights that they’ve figured out and design themselves in Nice tubes, so they’re actually a waterproof
You know they have minimal spacing so on one of these standards do racks, which is I think this these racks are like
18 inches by like four feet
There’s a let’s see one two three four five the little lines on the side between
The racks you know and that’s how I like to gauge
It’s all like put a little black piece on there and then count five then I’ll put another one
You know and so let’s see this one has one two three four five
Yeah, so about five is a spacing so you could have stacked these to the maximum
And I think set up in this way optimally spaced on one of these racks that are seven feet tall but no higher
You can fit about ten
You know light setups so I mean for a standard home if they only have four of you guys had two of these
NSM racks 7 feet tall
one with 14 germination stations and one with 10 for growing you guys could have plenty of
the healthiest greens to eat
Year-round and even if you’re starting to going to production for yourself right you could start with one setup
And then you can start adding additional racks as your business grows
as it gets bigger and the coolest thing that I even get to tell you guys yet is that you know I came in and
Got a full tour of the place here, and you know what they do here is they do free training?
Which is totally amazing two days of full free training with purchase?
So you got to spend if you buy $1,000 kids right you get two free days of training so that you will be successful
Once you go home
You know this is not one of those companies that just wants to say the kit to make your money, right?
Larry here is committed to the microgreens to growing them and more important to teaching people about the microgreens
And how they are so valuable and how it is so easy to grow literally it takes them like about four hours each day
In this room to run a business that’s making over a hundred thousand dollars a year
And you guys could do that too from your home if you want it now of course
you know the caveat is you have to have a market for the microgreens so big cities are a
perfect place for my greens, New York Baltimore you know Miami
you know all these Chicago all these big cities where they got all these rich people right now know and value the
microgreens in addition very important besides having rich people as having high
high-end restaurants that know with chefs that know the food right
chefs that start tasting the microgreens and start including them on their plates right they they know the flavor of the mic greens and
How their customers just love it whether they’re just used as a little garnish on the side
or they’re just making haystacks of microgreens with a nice rich dressing right and
Customers could taste the difference and then customers will come back to those restaurants
Using the migrants because the other restaurants are still using that dumb parsley stuff, right?
Microgreens way better than parse as a garnish because they also should be eaten tasted
They’re so nutritious and more importantly just so fine and delicate
anyways, this is some a micro basil grown I mean and
Depending on the micro green you’re growing it can be shorter
Or it can be longer to grow and the cool thing about the my greens is that you know at this?
Microgreens farm they don’t sell cut my hearings right if you cut your my groupie and then sell him then you’re going to be
Regulated more than if you just sell live plants so you know when they’re ready to sell their my greens
Literally they just take out
You know one of these little trays here or one of these little uh you know cutouts of the microwaves
And we’ll just sell this to people so these are lives so now the chef has the precious food of any restaurant or you have
The freshest food because you can harvest like this then just you cut off the mic greens as you need them
And you guys can see the root structure underneath their growing. Yeah, this is really wet I gotta get it put it back in there
so yeah
I really like the format of you know growing living foods right and even in their kitchen where they’re
harvesting the food
They didn’t just cut it and put in their fridge right they’re leaving it growing in the pads that are 100% compostable
And they’re only going to harvest them once they’re ready to use and eat them
So another thing that I really like about city hydros that you know they’ve experimented with many different
Microgreens and Larry like me is kind of like in some respects a lazy farmer, right?
He wants to grow only the easiest
crops that grow in the fastest time that he could profit the most on and he’s experimenting with many different kinds of seeds and
Using the techniques he grows with these pads. He’s learned that certain
Microgreens grow better than others so he tends to focus on them
You know one of his favorites are the micro parsley?
Which is right here look at this look how beautiful that is he also has you know?
Kohlrabi, he likes a lot the micro cilantro super amazing
Micro kale micro you know leeks and onions he does the micro basil so many things do really well
But there’s a few that don’t really grow in this kind of arrangement
You know so like I think he said like this chard like it doesn’t really grow a chard my greens
Because he’d have to you know modify his system to do a little bit differently and at this point
He just probably prefers not to grow them
But you know even so he grows I think over 20 different kinds of different micro greens
Which is still an enormous selection?
And my tip for you guys if you guys are growing my greens at home or even for sale
I would encourage you guys always to grow the deeply pigmented micro green so for example right here
We got some radish margaritas look at how beautiful these guys are they’re nice and filled in on the tray
These guys grow really fast, and he’s got a green in there
But he’s also got a lot of purple ones mixed in there as well now
They kind of look really cool E in his mix
But if it was me and I was going for my own home use you know I would be brewing like as
Many purple varieties as I possibly can right the purple varieties of the micro greens as well as the full-sized vegetables and fruits
You know contain?
Anthocyanins which are more nutritious than just the standard green kind the anthocyanins have been shown in
scientific studies with rats to actually reduce your weight
Lower your blood pressure and help with blood sugar regulation, which is totally amazing?
All this whole system here is automated olive lighting, so he doesn’t really have to do anything
he gets us to make sure that they’re plugged in and you’re thinking John how much does the electricity to run all those lights and
Well sung-hee told me on average
It’s about $100 to run this whole room to have this farm growing and of course seven gallons of filter
City water and so this is not a lot of input for a whole bunch of outfits output
So this is probably the you know your the best way to utilize your local resources to grow food for not only you but also
Your family another cool thing about the farm here is that they don’t use any kind of pesticides or chemicals?
Or they don’t spray their stuff down for bugs cuz check it out. It’s indoors
It’s an isolated environment, and if just the farmer and his wife literally. We’re here all the time. They’d have no
Infestations of anything but because they do tours that your classes they get people in here they’re training all the time
People are in and out you know they’ve been to the produce section at the farmers market bringing bugs in and stuff, so
one of the easiest ways they use they deal with bugs is just simply a five-gallon bucket with water and
A little bubbler and they put in a hard cider, that’s sweet right oh
And some soap in the bucket with a bubbler right and this attracts all the fruit flies that they may have
To come in here, and they basically get trapped and drown in addition on the wall
And if you guys saw when we walked in they have like one of those uh
UV fly traps you know so it’s very important them to have clean food in a matter of fact their
Food is labeled a hundred percent pure
And this is something you guys can’t say about most food growing these days especially been organic food
You know if it says organic and you’re buying at the store
Hopefully, it’s organic
But you just never know unless you’re doing it yourself
Or come to a place where they actually have an open-door policy like Larry has here
Or you know I can see everything he’s doing he has no kind of toxins yet
He has some grapefruit seed extract, so I’m still in the house some azomite. You know some hydrogen peroxide these are all non-toxic
products anyways I think
What I want to do next for you guys is actually a taste some of the Mike Greene’s to show you guys how I?
Like to eat them so aside from just some of the standard microgreens that they’re girl
And they’re always trying to like you know grow new and exciting and different things so right here
You know they’ve got some actually some crow barrage. You know barrage micro, and it literally grows in my garden as a weed
I like to harvest and pluck out the flowers to eat
But you know they’re growing in for the microgreens which are right here
And you know I want to let you guys know real quick the definition of microgreens the true definition of microgreens are basically
Greens that actually have you know just the two baby leaves
When the plant is at the stage of just growing from two baby leaves the you know
Majority of the nutrition in the baby leaves is actually from the seed, so if you’re going to go buy seeds
It’s important to specify you get seeds that have the least number of seeds per pound this means the seed is
Larger the seeds are healthier
They’re going to contain more nutrients than the same given seed that actually weighs less that are actually smaller seeds
so that’s the true definition so they the majority of what he grows here is basically the two leaf and
Once it starts to you know put out the third leaf and forth then that’s when the plant will require some
Nutrients so you know he doesn’t feed any nutrients here as you guys saw
He just uses the seeds and water so you know microgreens are a hundred percent veganic which is something you can’t say for
Organic produce even at your local Whole Foods or our whole paycheck store, maybe because the Amazon bottom
Hopefully maybe I won’t call them whole paycheck because they did reduce the prices a little bit
But nonetheless you know most organic produce is actually be growing be growing with manures as many home gardeners will also use manures
You know I do not advocate the use of manures because in my opinion the only reason why there could be
contamination with microgreens is because of
Manures in animal and or animal contamination, you know in the seeds
You know plants and animals do not share diseases
I can’t get you know a cold or the flu from microgreens right two different things
But I can get you know cold flu or other illness you know from chickens for example
I mean what they got the bird flu, right?
So these are completely safe to grow provided you have good practices and have
Uncontaminated seeds can it can be considered beginning and in my opinion
This is the most important vegan food if you guys are vegan out there
You guys need to eat on a daily basis because they’re more they’re the most nutrient-dense food on the planet
which means they have more nutrients phytonutrients phytochemicals vitamins minerals as
Compared to the calories and unfortunately most Americans are eating high-calorie foods
Too many animal foods in excess, and this is that great health expense to our
Country to the healthcare or I like to call it sick care system
You know eating the improper foods will cause you to gain weight get unhealthy
Cause sickness illness and disease and actually that’s another reason why the farmer here got into growing the microgreens because him himself
Was overweight and he lost lots of weight by eating
Healthier and especially including some of these some of these nutritional powerhouses in his diet
I think the next thing I want to do for a little bit is actually sit down with Larry and interview him
So you guys can learn more about?
Microgreens more about the work that he does here to teach you guys about the my Koreans
How you guys could actually come here and get a full two day training?
And you know I’ve never really said this before but you know there’s a lot of different gizmos and gadgets and round
Barrels with a little different slots you can buy for like $400 to grow food in right
I’ll tell you guys this if you guys are serious about growing food
the thousand dollars you spend with Larry to get a set up and get two days of full training here with him is probably the
Best $1000 you will ever spend to grow your own food because you know this can be done anywhere
It’s guaranteed you’re gonna succeed whereas
You know one of those big $400 bins with all these holes in the sides, right?
I mean that may look cool in a video
But that’s not super functional because you really can’t grow as much bottom of food as you grow with the microgreens
Alright, so here’s some Mike greens that Larry said I can eat here
And these guys are the kohlrabi you know and encourage you guys to grow kohlrabi Mike greens
And here are some kale Mike greens now my favorite way to eat. These is probably not giving your favorite
It’s just like this you go to the living light greens while they’re still alive
Still growing water dripping out the bottom. You can see all the roots there, and I just take my mouth, and I go huh?
mmm, honey
This is the best thing in the world to eat your food right how does animals and nature eat the food do they have things?
I have the refrigerator
Did they have things that are packaged in bottles and jars no?
The deers of the woods go to your you know your trees and here we are of
Citrus trees and just eat the leaves right off the plant eyes are still living so this is by far the best way to eat
Them that being said you might be calling me a caveman or something like that
I don’t really care so what most normal people do is
They would actually just clip this off
And then you know add it on top of salads as an Abbott at it as a topping
I mean I would just if I have this many microgreens. I’ll make a micro green salad every day
You know Michael you didn’t eat two pounds of leafy greens one of those micro greens or Bigley peas from my garden
You know greens are probably one of the most
Healing foods in the entire planet especially these guys which are the cruciferous greens. They have properties called
Isothiocyanates, you know they’ve studied broccoli John Hopkins. You know studied broccoli nets and
anti-cancer food right and
Also, these guys are also anti-aging as well and will help actually keep you young at the same time so now I’m here with
Larry the owner and barber here at City hydro, and this is one amazing place you got here Larry. Thanks so much
Yeah, no worries
It’s been a pleasure like coming out talking with you and showing you guys out there what he’s got grown on here
Which is totally amazing so Larry the first question I have for you is why did you start all this?
I mean I kind of went into the little bit of that earlier
But why did you start growing microgreens as a business actually to sell the people but not just that?
You know spread the information of my greens as an open source model provided
You are credited and also help others grow their own microgreens
Whether there are people at home
or you know somebody wants to start a good business or whether it’s a chef in the restaurant if it’s start up a rack and
Harvest the freshest food for their customers right so back in 2011 I was
while stopped in traffic like somebody traveled about 65 miles an hour, and I thought
What the hell am I gonna do for an income and my wife came home with these tomatoes from Whole Foods?
At $7 a pound then I thought I can grow those so we started trying to grow like microgreens are sorry
Tomatoes under LED lights and they’re just not enough power to grow the LED lighting under tomatoes under LED lights. You need the Sun
Yeah, and so then we thought she I thought Oh lettuce is we’re gonna grow lettuces
Everybody’s growing lettuce is we can make bloody growing lettuces
So we had this entire room full of lettuces this room right here this room right here
We harvested it went to the farmers market and got $35 wow man. You’re rich
And I thought that ain’t gonna do it and the whole time Giada my wife is saying to me
You know there. You should look at microgreens so after the farmer’s work and everything I looked at her. I said you know Jenni
We’re gonna grow
What do you think she didn’t go ahead a chance great idea microgreens that guy is always a hard-headed one maybe sometimes
It’s the girl team I’m gonna dip it right so we started growing microgreens
And we and I would used to be a chef
So I knew that I wanted to be everything to be food safe
And I wanted everything to be pristine that
clean and everything had to be able to be used in the kitchen so no soil could be used and
The first plane we brought it to he looked at him
He said these are living and I’m like yeah, you got to cut them to order you placement
He said I get to use a wall. You’re not having water rotting and stuff, and I said yeah, 100% utilization and
After that chef after you did one gig showing our microgreens we’re off to the races
Wow so is it true that you know you got so much business here that
You’re fully to a capacity you can’t grow any more and that you actually only sell in your zip code
So this is like a micro farm only serving is literally immediate area right so we actually have a micro carbon footprint
Which means we only sell with instead of our zip code and our concept was to empower other people to grow
So people will call me and say hey
I want to grow and I need some clients and stuff like that so we not only trade people out of growth
Will also refer clients to them like a chef will call me from
DC. We don’t service DC, and I’ll say wait a minute I got a I got a grow in Rockville that’ll service DC
So we turn him over to DC
We turn that shop over to this guy and he starts to grow with it same way
We have a grower called some arukou here in Baltimore her husband came to me and said hey Larry
We’re doing 12 trays a week from you. No microgreens my order and I said all chef can’t be heard
I don’t have the capacity I said I’ll tell you what we teach your life to grow
We’ll set up a burr room for your life, and she gets something like the greens back to your restaurant
He said you’re going to give me a business. I said yeah, I said, but I’m gonna make money
I’m gonna sell you the equipment
I’m gonna say the coconut fiber of course
But now he grows his own microgreens sells them to the restaurant sells them to the restaurants in DC
She probably makes more than he does Wow amazing and that’s why I’m so excited about this episode
Cuz you know as you guys know. I’m an entrepreneur right and if you guys need a juicer
This is a shameless plug you guys need a juicer blender dehydrator. Please support me by making your protec that’s how I’m able to travel around all these places and make cool videos with people like Larry
But not only is Larry an entrepreneur, but he’s in power and you guys be an entrepreneur
This is what really and truly it’s gonna make America strong again. Not some puppet. Dude at the frickin government anyway
We’re gonna talk about politics in this episode, but anyways yeah
That’s what’s gonna
Make American strong is by all of us having our own business being independent for the man
So you guys could work just a few hours of the day and actually Larry how many hours you work a day doing all this
Making over a hundred thousand year, so I work about three to four hours a day
But the only thing is it’s seven days a week so growing microgreens is like having children
You got to take care of but at least they don’t talk back that security
I don’t talk about and but you gotta water every day. You can’t miss a day of watering so that’s the only caveat
That’s a little bit of a
sale pain
But a commitment is to be there 24/7 seven days a week for the microgreens
if you got a kid
Child you want to go for the weekend you have em one
As long as they know how to do it and not mess up right I mean
Yeah, just like any business though
you need to pay attention your business or it’s going to get late from you know I
Even though I work my own business
You know I’m literally on call
24/7 to answer emails and handle customer service issues and do what I need to do to make it happen if that’s what’s important because
You know I do not want to go to a job
Where I got to be there at a certain time and clock out and not even get paid what I’m worth right so I really
Want to encourage you guys to you know take up O’Leary on this opportunity if you guys are looking for something
You know I’ve visited so many different farmers and so many different. You know things you could do in farming to make money
You know farm of other people’s lands and their front yard their back yard and all these kind of things man
That’s too much. What to way too much work much easier to invest literally for a thousand dollars starting
You could get set up with a kit and get two days of training with Larry celerity when I explain that to my viewers
Right so we sell it we sell your rack the racks about 1,200 bucks complete
Then you get two days of free training
So you come here for a day you learn all about the system you learn about our substrate you learn about the water systems we
My wife teaches you how to cut the mats
how to process the mats and all that stuff
The next day you come back we teach you how to C we teach you how to sell we teach out of water in?
Two days you get the full training for twelve hundred dollars with a rack and what we tell people is don’t buy a whole brewery
Don’t invest $10,000
Supply unless you’ve got unless you want to
Buy our one rack get that one rack go and get clients for that one rack make money doing that and say hey
I need another rack because it’s modular you can build your system as you go
You don’t have to put up
Fifteen thousand dollars to buy a grow operation you can buy one rack at a time and go from there
Right exactly in 12 hours with the rack, and if you don’t want to get the rack and source your own rack
It’s a thousand dollars, so that’s what I’d personally do and recommend for you guys, but some of you guys know
What a house will would have enough figure out the rack and all this kind of stuff so Larry will provide that for you
So man, I think that’s an amazing business opportunity
I know a lot of you guys have a thousand dollars available on your credit line and your credit card
So you could charge it and start your own business
in addition you know Larry has
Additional training growing the market greens is one thing that he’ll set you up on and train you guys to do
but selling it is a whole nother thing and that’s an accessory that Larry will also literally take you guys around for a week and
Show you guys going out on sales calls and following up and how to sell at farmer’s markets
I talked to this guy for a while. He’s got all the tips and tricks down anyway said Larry
I want to talk to you more about actually the product you grow in here
So sure are the microgreens are growing are they organic
Yeah, so we had an issue with organic and beans we grow hydroponically
There is a big issue whether a hydroponic is actually organic and I have a lot of friends that are actually organic farmers
And I looked at my process and everything and I thought
You know we want. We don’t want to go for the organic certification
We like we kind of want to stay true to what we’re doing
Hydroponically, so what we do is we call ourself pure when people ask us. What pure is until we use nothing
They said use nothing I said we do is no fertilizer. We use no pesticide movies new soil
We use strictly water and coconut fiber and the coconut fiber that we use is organic by nature
And the seeds that we use aren’t always organic
We try to use organic and conventional
But I know every farmer that we can buy our seeds from Mountain Valley guy Rob out there
He can shake the hand of every farmer. He gets eats her so we are very very
Conscious about what we’re doing, but we don’t want to grow organically we grow up here
And I tell people it’s it’s 100% pure pure water. No fertilizer
No pesticide and no soil and the seeds are untreated very important. He would retreat. He’ll reject treated seeds
I don’t encourage you guys to use treated seeds either
They’re treating seeds are really nasty stuff out there, so Larry’s a true. You really only grow in water
You really don’t add anything else. No she love it some of these microgreens look amazing
Nope, just water because the micro green really doesn’t need any fertilizer. It doesn’t need anything
It’s like the chicken in the Inca it gets all this nutritional value from the show mother Nature has figured this up
We didn’t need to figure it out and actually we found that when you added soil or you added four
To the microgreens you actually distracted from the flavor
And so we decided that we wanted to sell a living product that was grown with just pure water
And we used Baltimore City water that we filter six times. Oh six times
Yeah, so I showed him their filters together earlier, but yeah
I mean I’ve visited many different microgreens grows and farms all over the country
I mean check my other videos if you guys haven’t seen before I’ve over 1300 videos on this channel and by far
This is the cleanest best margarines facility that I’ve ever visited so Larry
Did you design all the systems here to grow the microgreens like the trays like I’ve never seen these trays anywhere else
I’ve never seen these specific lights anywhere else. You know I’ve never seen people actually use a coconut fiber
I mean, this is all like this is all like how did you come up with it, right?
So so so I just be a chef so I knew that
The microgreens that we grew or the produce that we grew had it go into the kitchens
And so you couldn’t bring soil into the kitchen so we had to figure everything out
And I also knew that everything that I did had to be food safe
That I wanted to make sure that we didn’t have any of those 10 20 black trays
And I contain lead and Mercury and everything else that everything had to be food safe
so I did the research I figured out everything that we’re doing and then we started using we started looking at our lighting system and
At first we were using the red and blue spectrum lights
And then I started doing research about then and it was like no microgreens
We can just use full spectrum bright white LED lights. We don’t need the red or blue. We’re not burning
We are not honoring something right nothing flowers
It’s straight fidgeted
And then we actually found that the red and blue spectrum lights were changing the structure of the plant
They are making a little more rubbery and and not so natural-looking the LED lights the designer tuned at 5500 Kelvin
Bright, white that’s all we use
We designed it we designed the power units to do it we designed the trays that we grow and design the system that we grow
It because we wanted every to be food safe and at first we weren’t planning on selling our systems. We were growing microgreens
That’s what we’re going to grow growing selling and people are looking at our pictures on Instagram. That’s City hydro and going
Where did you get that equipment and I said I designed it. We built and they go be a seller. I said we do now
so that’s how we got into the
Quitman business Wow so I’m totally glad you guys are actually you’re making the equipment available for people and even training them to use it
Some of the best stuff I’ve ever seen
So Larry one of the things I wanted to ask you is like about food cost you know if you’re a chef
You’re always concern about your food cost because you’re trying to cut it down and of course you if you’re a chef and you grow
your own food you can’t cut it down any more than that and if you’re a
Producer and growing food that you’re selling
You know you want to also lower your cost and also sell for as much as you possibly can
next to grow in cannabis
I think my greens are the most valuable crop on the entire plant if you go to a local store
They’ll sell one ounce of my greens per
I don’t know 4 or 5 bucks super expensive
And they’re cut they’re not even living so they’re not viable and you’re gonna have part of them
I probably look bad, but the way Larry does it here is he keeps them alive for you
So you’re not going to have any losses, so how much does it cost to grow a pound of microgreens?
You know in your system, right?
So how do microgreens on average cost to produce between two and four dollars Wow and they sell anywhere from twenty-five to?
Forty dollars a pound wow man that’s like 10 to 25 ten to 20 times your guys’s money
I don’t know any of their investments that you guys could make you know to make your money that much better
So if you guys are like our stock market
Brokers or them people we mess in the stocks you guys should get into
microgreens opening small Maya greens farms in some of the biggest cities of the country right and let’s talk about that how many different countries
And farms have you actually put in all over the world Larry right so today. We have about a hundred and twenty-five
Growers worldwide this morning before you were here
We actually had four growers in to learn how to grow one was from India
And then three of them from Baltimore here that are sending operate up on their own
We’ve had people come in from Turkey, Dubai Israel, South America all over the United States, Napa Valley
Texas, Florida
Washington, DC upstate, New York
New York City in fact we have two interns right now working that’ll be here tomorrow
from New York City Wow and then are going to move to San Francisco and open their own corporation in San Francisco Wow
so yeah
No matter where you live in the world as long as you have a comfortable environment for you to live in
Right then the microgreens will also grow they don’t need to be in a greenhouse and price shouldn’t get me put a greenhouse outdoors
Right throw them inside if you’re comfortable the microgreens are comfortable as well, and they can’t be grown in anywhere
you know and I want you guys if you guys have been looking for some kind of opportunity, so
Called Aries this comes from my heart because I see how clean his operation is is here
I see how he’s doing things and simply this is just the best way to grow microgreens
Ever and even if you’re just a home you know user right for a thousand dollars you get two days of training
Come to Baltimore here with and Larry will teach you personally
You know come with your life and your husband or your husband and wife or whatever both you guys
To learn so you guys can become more sustainable grow your own food grow the highest quality food if you want to start a business
Hey, like you said start with the twelve hundred thousand dollar investment
And then just keep adding shelves on I want Larry to have more growers, and this is really cool
This is the future of farming so actually let’s talk about that Larry’s. Why are you open sourcing all your information?
You know that you’ve learned on how to grow and sharing it with others to us is about everybody doing this
It’s about nutritional value
It’s about people eating healthy I used to wait 300 pounds and all the Fat Boy diseases diabetes
High blood pressure high cholesterol, I was a GMO train wreck right. I learned I started eating microgreens
I’m down to 205 now
I’m off all my Western meds no meds for diabetes no mint for high cholesterol high blood pressure all gone
And it’s because of what I eat now and people have to learn that we have to eat right and what better way to learn
to eat right is when somebody shares it freely and somebody gives it for the
Tell you the amount of stuff we have coming back to us by giving away things really outweighs anything
But the games that we get whether even monitoring games begin by giving things away for free and training people. It’s just
Astronomical you’re making me cry right down the head this
that’s why I make these videos for you guys right I spend my afternoon before I actually got a rush off to the airport as
soon as the camera turns off to catch my flight to go back to Vegas tonight all for free because I want to make the
World a better place you know people that come up to me one about different shows and see I’m John you saved my life
I lost weight. I’m growing my own food. You’ve motivated me to grow food
You know you open my eyes up to how the industrial system is working
You know and Larry’s how am I trying to protect his trade secret, so I’m not sure with you guys how to grow microgreens?
I’m gonna do it all myself and try to like make make himself all over the world or franchiser all this crap
He just wants to sell you a system, so he makes it a little bit
He could be a business
But more importantly he can help people of the entire world to be more sustainable
Right, and there’s so many other reasons aside from the standard sustainability the health just helping people helping others
This is how the world is gonna change for better is through a more open source kind of model instead of a trade secret model
That come big companies like
Monsanto and DuPont and Bayer and all these they have these crate secrets because they want to make the money off people
Larry as well as me we just want to help the world so Larry are there any final comments or thoughts
You’d like to share my viewers today now visit us on instagram at sydney hydro one word
We post pictures about all our lengths greens
We post recipes about what we grow and how to use microgreens as well because for us
It’s not just about growing the microgreens
It’s also about how to prepare them how to use them in your dishes put them on your soups put them on your fried eggs
In the morning put them on on in a breakfast burrito put them on your hamburger
instead of a lettuce Pilate don’t cook
Yeah, don’t
Know whether zoomin like that means it’s cookin
We’re just have a micro green salad
Or you know fresh?
Raw just like you guys saw me do earlier Wow and you know so I’ll post links down below to Larry’s Instagram
They’re also post a link to its website, but I will say that you know there has been so busy farming
He doesn’t have time to really update the website and all this stuff, so I’ll put also his phone number and contact information below
He’s a really nice guy give him a call if you’re at least at all interested in
Starting your own business or at least getting your guyses
You know to grow your own food for you, and your family once again as I said you know
This is the best thousand dollars
You’ll ever spend on growing any kind of food for you
And your family or even starting a business in growing simply the microgreens so Larry. I guess that’s pretty much it for today
Thank you so much man. Dude if you guys enjoyed this episode with Larry me coming to his farm city hydro
Please be sure to give me a thumbs up I get a lot of thumbs up so I’ll come back
With Larry in the future and do more you know in detail
Episodes because this is kind of general overview because I have a very limited time here today
Also, be sure to click on subscribe button right down below, so don’t miss out on a my new and upcoming episodes
I’ve come out and I better every three to four days
you never know where I’ll show up or while you’d be learning on my youtube channel and
Finally be sure to check my past episodes my past episodes are a wealth of knowledge over
thirteen hundred episodes at this time teach you guys all aspects on how you guys can grow your own food at home and
be sure to
Share this video with somebody send this to somebody that’s down on their luck that hates their job
That wants to get into something that can be productive
help other people and
Grow some the best foods on the entire planet at the same time so with that my name is john kohler with
We’ll see you next time in it till then remember keep on growing


  1. Before I rave on you for providing such AWESOME info, I have to call you out for the LIES, LIES LIES you tell!!! No way you are old enough to have had a 1981 Corvette!!!😁 Another thing, I usu. Skip thru long videos. . . Not yours!!! Enjoyed EVERY detailed bit of info. This video has been around for some time so its likely you'll never read this, but I'm so grateful & psyched to start "micro-greening", I had to send love your way, you'll receive it regardless I'm sure!! Thank you, thank you thank you!! 🤗🤗🤗

  2. Very well laid out video! How often does he water the microgreens once they are under the lights? Also does one simply pour water into the tray under the coir mats?

  3. So the Radish Microgreens don’t produce a seeds for next?
    Do we need to buy a seeds every time after harvest?

  4. This is an important question! As it raises my concern with our grow lights. In 12 mins 51 sec, are those gray boxes light controllers / power relays? Probably something important and wanting to make sure I don't cause a house fire by over loading an outlet. What is the best practice for this? I am using 8 of the 4ft durolux T5 HO grow lights from amazon. Any help or clarification on this would be oh so helpful!

  5. Nice video. Learned a lot of things I never knew. Only thing I found misleading is making it sound like the $100k/year is from harvesting & selling. But w selling complete systems it’s pretty obvious that $100k/year or more could be sustainable. But Kudos to Mr. Larry for being a solid entrepreneur.

  6. We are getting close to that magic 1 million number – if no one guess the correct date and time we will still be giving away the rack to some luck person who entered the contest so enter today – (free shipping only in the lower 48 USA)

  7. Ah, but are they making $100,000 from microgreens … or is that including their equipment supply revenue.

    Oh, and … Free Kevin !!!

  8. We pay between £3 £ 6.00 for a pack of 15 seeds where do I get the seeds in bulk to do this for myself .

  9. He used to be a chef?

    And then decided to get into the computer hacking business???

    And then decided to grow microgreens?

  10. I have cancer, and am itching to get back to work. Unfortunately I can’t. But I would love to start something like this. What are the first steps.

  11. Lot's of Micro management , U need connections to sell your produce ,your hampered or threaten by government agencies , maintenance & restocking equiptment & hefty electrical bill.Not worth it,at least U have resources in a world disaster , if ever happens?

  12. thank you so much – it is costing me $35 per week to buy baby lettuce leaves just for myself- I feel run down when I dont eat them, but the price!


  14. Growing the wrong stuff I grow weed and make 1 million a year profit. Next year 5 million and up from here.

  15. This is probably one of the best video i've seen in a long time and really make me think about trying to do this where i live! Thank you so much for spreading the knowledge 🙂 maybe this will turn my life around

  16. You two are amazing!!!! Great passion from both of you!! ❤❤❤ I will be buying this system asap and coming to visit you larry!! ❤❤❤

  17. In 2001 I was rammed by a truck and got a mild traumatic brain injury out of it. It took me three years to finally meet a doctor who was competent enough to diagnose it and honest enough to tell me what it was. I was 10 years recovering from it.

  18. Here in the Florida Panhandle we have a plant everybody calls dollar weed. I went on line once to figure out how to get rid of it and all I learned is what a wonderful healthy plant it is to eat. Maybe you can do a show about dollar weed?

  19. So happy I’ve found this channel.
    I hope to learn to be just a bit better in the many aspects radiated by this amazing guy.

  20. Who has been successful in starting with this guy's one rack system? Could you please describe your experience?

  21. Truth be told i dont eat as much veggies as i should but i like micro greens better than everything els except onions i will pile micro grees on my salad along with onions

  22. City-Hydro has shared all their online training video to everyone part of our open source and share the knowledge

  23. Just a quick note… You shouldn't ever use the H2o off the shelf in our stores, its actually a complete ripe off as well toxic. I would recommend research a high 35 grade food grade H20 – i found great stuff on Amazon as I use it for detoxing, gardening, cleaning, infections, open cuts on skin…. you just have to dilute this and read before handling, consuming and storing… however its helped root riot, fungus, and disease for my plants as I'm a new bee, however this helps fruit, heal, or bloom fast – if you want what i have been using for the last few years – pm me

  24. Outstanding the Real people aspect and Larry's candor !! I am just starting on a shoestring, and loved the info here. thanks for a great vid !!

  25. Cannabis grown like that and consumed as a fresh vegetable sounds fantastic! Of course it wouldnt be 8-10 days on that but you could eat them 3-4 months old

  26. I wouldn't be quick to say that they're veganic, as we don't really know the process that went in to make the seeds or coconut coir

  27. Hey I'm new and VERY interested in growing plants for food. I was wondering what the nutritional value would be since there is no soil. I guess the seed/ water is all it needs or what?

  28. I don't eat the starchy pasta, beans, peanuts or cashews, etc., bread, crackers, and all the other starchy foods like potatoes of any color, rice of any color and on and on but I LOVE the icea of microgreens and currently use only green onions, basil and cinnamon basil also.

  29. We are close to 1 Million Views thus the contest has be shut down, we have several folks who guessed September 1 2019 lets hope someone has the right time…. GOOD LUCK thank you all for all your AWESOME SUPPORT – new contest start in a couple of days 😉

  30. excellent video, thank you. just ordered the home kit to give this a shot. my wife and i are vegan and we love the idea of implementing this for the nutritional aspect.

  31. You got all the way to Baltimore?
    I know you are going to find this incredible but Money GPS sent me over here. Small world.

  32. HELP! We are trying to get our greens off the groumd here in North Texas, but mold mold mold is dragging us down! What's happening?? The H2O2 only registers foamy results once the sprouts have started out of the seeds. We have a very humid climate here, and are doing it in basically an open roon of the house. Ideas?? Again he H2O2 doesnt fizz, trust me we checked at every possible stage, until they have sprouted. What are we missing?

  33. I grow my micros in old flower pots, potting soil, seeds and a cheap water mister. I keep them by my kitchen window, rotate and mist them a 3 times a day. I harvest with scissors. SO yummy and healthy and easy. Thanks, John. (((ginny)))

  34. I have so much respect for you and your cause. I'm so glad you are committed to improving the world one video at a time. Leo on doing great things. Many blessings to you and your. May the most high always keep you safe and in great health

  35. I have postponed three growing seasons learning about growing mediums, volume of food production, limited space for growing food, vertical gardening methods and designs…the list I could tally would put you to sleep! If food production for my loved ones ever leads to mass production for a local food pantry to distribute to I will count myself a wealthy individual. Thank you. Many blessings. 🌻

  36. Very inspiring this video, I am working with a group for world peace and seeking to initiate a business model to improve with proven solutions to grow food better. This business model is very interesting as a starting point for what we prepared to do. Will be in touch…keep on the great work that you do to share solutions for a better world…Love what you do bro…

  37. Sorry mate, you are a bit difficult to understand for non-native speakers from the other side of the globe. Which micro-seed is the one you are eating at the beginning of the video taking 7 days to grow ? Thanks

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