If you feel comfortable to formulate and source your own starter nutrient mix (you can find this information online and in our growing manual) then the 500ml live starter culture is basically all you need from us to get your Spirulina micro-farm established. With the live starter culture and a few easy to obtain items required to set up a Spirulina micro-farm, you will soon be well on your way to producing all the fresh Spirulina you need to keep you and your family in excellent health.
With the 500ml starter culture, you establish your Spirulina micro-farm with billions and billions more cells, which is a robust way to start because the culture is less vulnerable as it gets going. What is more, you will be able to harvest your produce weeks sooner than if you start with a smaller volume.
Growing Spirulina is Easy Peasy
Remember, growing your own live Spirulina is super easy and burns very little of your time (a few minutes a day, if that). Once established under the right conditions, your Spirulina basically looks after themselves.
When you purchase your live Spirulina from us, you will also have ongoing email support and access to our private Facebook group where you will find lots of additional information and support from a growing community of urban Spirulina farmers.
- 500ml of Live Spirulina culture (mix of spiral and straight form) grown on food-grade nutrients under closely monitored conditions, including regular microscopic examinations, to ensure culture purity
- Ongoing email support
- Access to a private Spirulina growers group on Facebook
- 1 Free culture replacement if something goes wrong
Before we ship the order, we check the culture under the microscope to ensure you are getting a pure and uncontaminated product.
Growing Spirulina is Safe
Farming Spirulina is completely safe because it grows at such high pH values (+10) and so there are very few harmful microorganisms that can infect your culture. Spirulina is grown all over the world and is recommended by development agencies, including the FAO, to be grown in poor rural areas of the world where malnutrition is a big issue.
Buying in Australia is better if you live in Australia
Spirulina gets its energy from the sun. Lack of sun due to long transit times associated with sourcing the culture from overseas can in some cases lead to culture death (it has happened to me). That’s why it’s better to source your live starter culture from the country you live in.
What’s more, in most countries it is illegal to import biological material without declaring it to customs. If customs do check your package and find the live culture, they will definitely confiscate it. You can get cultures through, but you do risk losing them.