4 Reasons to Choose Our Growing Trays
Manufactured for the growth of wheatgrass and microgreensWith over 100 years of growing wheatgrass, cat grass, and other similar crops on our family farm here in Kansas, we know a thing or two about how to get good seeds started. Not only are our growing trays a great option for getting your wheatgrass and microgreens started, they are perfectly sized for inserts.
More than twice the thickness of most garden traysMost garden trays from big box stores are flimsy and break or spill easily at just a .7mm thickness. By comparison, our reliable and heavy duty growing trays are 1.75mm (black trays are 1.5mm). Conquer your growing project with ease and confidence with a growing tray that's reliable. This thicker growing tray will stand up to whatever your garden can throw at it.
ReusableSome of our customers have been using their growing trays for years. Long gone are the days of single use and wasteful garden trays. Our growing trays are designed to be used reliably year over year.
Proudly made in the USAWe are proud to say that our growing trays are made in the USA, then sold and shipped from right here on our family farm. It's important for us here at Thunder Acres to be able to provide jobs and opportunities for those who live in the American communities.
4 Reasons To Shop At Thunder Acres
All plant products are grown and sourced locallyAll plant products are raised and cultivated right here on our family farm. With both Non-GMO and USDA certified products available, you'll be able to find non-GMO seeds, 100% natural wheat straw, all natural cotton stuffing, and so much more. Know where your goods are coming from and feel confident in the care and attention given to your purchase.
USDA certified organic productsWe proudly offer USDA certified organic seeds for your home, farm, or garden. From oat to barley seed or even our organic and non-GMO cat grass blend for a bit of everything, know you're getting the best when it comes from Thunder Acres.
100 years in businessOur family farm has been serving our community and the United States for over a century. We have deep roots, knowledge, and passion that we pass down from generation to generation. Ensure you're getting the best quality seed and grasses at the best prices by shopping with Thunder Acres!
Free shipping in continental USWhether you're working on a craft that calls for all natural cotton stuffing, looking to start your seeds with our growing trays, or preparing your garden for the colder months with our cover crop blend, all orders of any size ship for free. We also offer quotes for bulk purchases and shipping for larger orders.
Why is Chemical-Free Cotton Important?
Get the Answers (and Chemical-Free Cotton) at Thunder Acres!
Whether you are using cotton for clothing or you want to use it as stuffing or mulch, it’s a good idea to know where your cotton comes from and what has been used on it. While it would be nice to think that all of the cotton that we come into contact with is clean and natural, the fact is that cotton can be ridden with chemicals. Chemical-free cotton is really important for a number of reasons that we’ll discuss below.
If you need some cotton that is all-natural and grown on a family farm in Kansas, head on over to our store!
Chemical-Free Cotton Doesn’t Cause As Much Pollution
Modern cotton growing techniques are responsible for a lot of pollution. More than 10% of the pesticides and insecticides used on the planet are applied to cotton. Even if all of those pesticides and insecticides were organic (they aren’t), they could still cause problems with the environment when they get into the air and water. Organic cotton is grown without all of those potentially harmful chemicals.
Organic Cotton Uses Less Water
There is some research that shows that it takes almost 2,000 gallons of water to produce enough cotton to make a pair of denim jeans. In some parts of the world, cotton production has lead to catastrophic environmental issues, including the draining of the Aral Sea. Organic cotton requires 71% less water and far less energy to produce.
Chemical-Free Cotton is A More Sustainable Crop
Because of the reasons mentioned above, organic cotton is a more sustainable crop. Preserving and protecting the environment means that we’ll be able to keep growing cotton (along with all other crops) for a long time. The reduced costs of processing cotton also help make it more sustainable.
Chemical-Free Cotton is Better For You (and the Planet)
A lot of modern fabrics and fillers may start with cotton but in order to save money, many companies combine cotton with synthetic fibers. A lot of people have reactions to these fibers. While most of these reactions are minor, being itchy isn’t fun! Cotton grown without chemicals is also more likely to have safer dyes used on it. That means it’s better for you and the environment.
If you are looking for chemical-free raw cotton, stop by our online store today. We also have a great selection of seeds grown at our Kansas farm.Contact Us Today About Cotton
Tips For Growing Wheatgrass Seed
Thunder Acres Makes it Fast and Easy to Grow Wheatgrass From Our Fields at Your Home
Wheatgrass is one of those things that doesn’t seem like it should cost a ton of money, but the price when you go to a health food store or smoothie place is always shockingly high. If you want to be able to enjoy wheatgrass at your home, Thunder Acres has a solution for you — our wheatgrass seed!
Keep reading to learn how to easily grow this wonderful plant, then head on over to our online store to find Kansas-grown wheatgrass seeds that could soon be sprouting up at your place!
Start With Non-GMO Wheatgrass Seeds and Organic Fertilizer
If you had to pick between something that had been tampered with and something that hadn’t been messed with, you would always choose the untouched item, right? That should especially be true when you are talking about things that you eat. When you get your wheatgrass somewhere else, there’s no knowing where it came from and how it has been grown. But when you buy wheatgrass seed from Thunder Acres, you’re starting as fresh as possible with our non-GMO seeds! Add some of our organic crab meal fertilizer to speed up the process without chemicals.
Use Coco Coir
Be Patient (Don’t Worry — It Won’t Be Long)
Once you’ve got everything you need (hint: check out our online store to find seeds, fertilizer, coco coir, and growing trays), mix it together, water it regularly, and you’ll have fresh wheatgrass in about 10 days!
Enjoy Having Wheatgrass at Home!
After the grass has grown, just clip it, grind it, and add it to your food or smoothies! Wheatgrass is also good for cats — it can help aid their digestion and it can stop them from eating other houseplants, some of which can be poisonous to kitties.