Ivan in Bulgaria writes (all quotes are verbatim, I've not corrected
spelling or grammar):
"You know, you're absolutely right
about Easygreen. I have two Easygreen microfarms in my bedroom. I have
to turn them off every night because they make such a noise that I cannot
sleep. And they get clogged very often, so I have to disassemble the machine
every 2 weeks. In fact last time I had to BREAK the machine into parts
and then re-glue them again in order to clean the lime stone deposit inside
the mist generator."
"And it is VERY expensive. In fact it costs
$300 here, and by our standart the price is unaffordable. The average monthly
salary in Bulgaria is $300 [Feb 2009]. I do not really understand how could
a plastic box + a $3 timer, all MADE in CHINA, cost so much???"
"Many visiting friends like the taste of
fresh sprouted seeds and want to have this machine. But, as I said, it
EasyGreen is unaffordable so I plan to make your GoGreen sprouter for them."
Philip in England reports:
"From 2 years of experience with
having to clean the easygreen sprouter - i am sick of it. I hope to place
an order for Dan's large mist kit soon. It will be perfect to get this kit
and have a faucet water fed sprouter. Unplug and put the whole box in the
shower and give it a good spray and wipe down without trying to shove my
huge hand through an ackward limescaled easygreen hole to clean inside."
Actually Philip you don't ever need to unplug my Sprouter and take it
to your shower! Occasionally I use a jug of hot water to wipe down the
inside of the growing container. It never gets the slime that EasyGreen
gets. I also had that big hassle with EasyGreen, trying to get my hand
into the water reservoir to clean it every week.
Why does the EasyGreen slime up inside? Because the water stands still
in its reservoir. With my GoGreen Sprouter, there's no reservoir, you
just click it onto a faucet (built-in quick-connect fittings) and water
sprays out of the mist nozzles, onto your plants and down a drain hole.
The drain-tube you can lead into a sink, floor drain, garden or bucket
(same as EasyGreen).
Dr WH in Malaysia writes:
"I have been experimenting with
sprouting and, yes, I even bought the Easygreen unit. Your observations
on the deficiencies of that unit are accurate as I had the same experience.
You even dared to reveal them to the global public and remained unchallenged
He mentions, "I am a retiree with time on my hands, and I am contemplating
to start a small business growing and selling sprouts." My advice for a
sprout biz – begin with two Basic or Large Mist Kits. Two Kits will
build four Sprouters – see photos of Kits here.
As your business grows, you easily add more Sprouters to the same water-line.