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I have re-purposed this gorgeous mid-century dove gray sugar bowl as a DIY microgreens kit - so pretty on your kitchen counter! - just add water and sunshine, and within a week or so, you'll be harvesting your own super-fresh and nutritious microgreens.

I have created this Mini Garden microgreens kit containing everything you need to grow your own microgreens:

1. The mid-century modern Universal Potteries "Ballerina" pattern double-handled sugar bowl and lid as shown, with a graceful round coupe shape and ring handles and lid finial. The Ballerina pattern was introduced in 1948, and this wonderful dove gray color was one of the first 4 colors produced.

This sugar bowl measures about 4-1/2 inches wide (not including the handles) and 2-3/4 inches tall (not including the lid). It's the perfect size for growing a larger crop of microgreens than a teacup, but still counter top scale. It's in pristine condition, with no chips, cracks or crazing.

I scour antique markets for vintage kitchen pieces like this one to make my Mini Garden microgreen kits. So far I've only found one of these Ballerina sugar bowls, so this kit is truly one of a kind.

2. Organic seeds produced especially for growing as microgreens, enough to grow 2 crops.

I've shown this mini garden kit planted with Arugula microgreens, but you may choose any of the organic microgreens seeds I carry:

Chia (Salvia hispanica)
China Rose Radish
DiCiccio Broccoli
Golden Flax
Kitty Cat Grasses
Oriental Mustard
Rapini-Broccoli Rabe
Red Clover
Red Garnet Amaranth

Let me know your seed choice in Notes to Seller; if you don't specify, I'm happy to choose for you.

3. Decorative gravel for drainage.

Since I do not drill holes in the bowl, a layer of gravel allows excess water to drain away from the seedling roots. Wash the gravel between crops, and you can continue to re-use it as many times as you like.

4. Organic seedling starter soil mix that I custom-blend especially for microgreens.

I include enough seedling starter soil to successfully raise 2 crops in your Mini Garden. You may continue to use the soil for additional crops if you add soil supplements; otherwise, I recommend you recycle it in compost, or top-dressing other potted plants, then start your 3rd garden with fresh soil mix.

5. Complete instructions for growing your own Mini Garden of microgreens.

Following my easy, step-by-step directions, you can create your own microgreens garden in less than 15 minutes. Then just add water and sunshine, and within 7 to 10 days you'll be harvesting your own super-fresh, super-nutritious microgreens!

You can grow your Mini Garden indoors in a sunny windowsill, or, weather permitting, outdoors in a sheltered spot.

Shipping Details

Please note that I do *not* ship the live plants shown in the photos. They're too delicate! I ship the seeds and materials listed above as a DIY microgreens kit.

I ship via USPS Priority mail to USA addresses, so that means delivery within 2 to 3 business days. To Canada, I ship via USPS First Class International, which means delivery within 10 to 14 business days.

About Microgreens

Microgreens are vegetable and grain seedlings harvested beyond the sprout stage, but before the baby greens stage of growth. Microgreens are more nutritious than sprouts, and even tastier than baby greens!

Anyone can grow microgreens, anywhere there's a little sunshine, any time of year. Requiring only a week or so from the time you plant to the time you harvest, microgreens provide instant gratification for busy people, and can be a fascinating project for children.

Each seedling you cut will taste amazingly like its grown-up counterpart: radish microgreens are spicy like a radish, amaranth microgreens taste like an earthy grain, and broccoli microgreens taste like, well, broccoli!

Microgreens can be used in any recipe that calls for sprouts: they're super in salads and sandwiches, for starters. Toss a handful into smoothies ... blend some into salad dressing!

♥ Thank you for stopping by Maggie's Microgreens! If you have any questions drop me a line! ♥

DIY Microgreens in Dove Gray Vintage Sugar Bowl - Planter & Seeds Kit - Universal Potteries Ballerina Pattern Midcentury Modern


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: organic seeds, organic soil mix, decorative gravel, instructions, midcentury modern china
  • Feedback: 97 reviews
  • Ships from New Mexico, United States to select countries.