The 50ml live Spirulina culture and starter nutrient pack together with the instruction manual are the essential components you need to get your spirulina micro-farm established (we have established thriving cultures starting with less than 1 ml). Together with a few easy to obtain items, described in the growing manual that comes with your purchase, this pack contains all you need to be well on your way to producing all the fresh spirulina you need to keep you and your family in excellent health.
The growing manual describes, in easy to follow detail, what you need to do to grow up and look after your culture, so you can regularly harvest enough Spirulina to supplement your diet with the most nutritious food on planet.
It is easy to grow your own Spirulina and it takes very little time to tend too (but a few minutes a day, if that). Once established under the right conditions your spirulina basically look 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.
- 50ml 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
- High-quality starter nutrient pack, including iron and micronutrients, to make up to 50L of growth media
- A detailed growing manual that contains all the information you need to grow a health thriving culture
- Ongoing email support
- Access to a private Spirulina growers group on Facebook
- 1 Free culture replacement if something goes wrong
Growing Spirulina is safe
Growing 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.
Before we ship the order we check the culture under the microscope to ensure you are getting a pure and uncontaminated product.
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.