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How to grow micro greens

Dec 11, 2020 | Gardening

Microgreens are a simple and affordable way to get into indoor home gardening. Microgreens are high in nutrition and grow within 1-2 weeks. In this post I will lay out everything you need to know to have a successful in a microgreens grow.

What you will need:

Easy micro greens grow table (click here to see how I create this space)
2, 10×20 trays (what I recommend)
Microgreen seeds (a variety pack, good reviews!)
Peat moss or other soil medium (what I recommend)
Light source (what I recommend)

Optional: saved berry containers
Basic plant fertilizer

First I create the bottom watering system. Begin by taking one 10×20 tray and puncture watering holes. This works best by using a soldering iron. Once the iron is warm poke a hole about every inch. This will be the tray for the soil and seeds. Set this into the other 10×20 tray. Fill the bottom tray with water. If you need extra lift for the watering system, I use scrap pieces of wood. See picture below.

Now either add soil to the whole system or use individual containers inside of the tray. I prefer individual containers so I don’t have to plant as much volume at a time. This is the same premise as the solder iron trick. I poke holes and then fill these berry containers with soil. If using the berry containers you can get away with using one 10×20 tray.

Now that you have the soil ready and or the berry containers soil ready add the seeds. Use an empty salt shaker filled with seeds or shake evenly by hand. Try not to leave any areas uncovered and spread evenly. Mist the seeds with a spray bottle and cover from light for two days. I use scrap plywood to block the light, I learned towels do not work well.

After two-three days of misting once or twice a day the sprouts should look like this:

Now remove the sun block and bottom water for at least 4 more days.

Easily harvest by scissoring off the microgreens, be careful to leave the dirt behind. Compost the scrap and begin your next weeks grow!




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