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What Are Micro-greens ?

In layman’s terms Microgreens are baby vegetables or herbs. In the seed germination stage; the seed first develops into a sprout and then the first leaves appear. This is called the cotyledon leaf or embryonic leaf. At this stage of growth the plant is called a Microgreen. This stage of a plant’s life is when it needs the most nutrition ( 5 to 40 times compared to mature counterpart mature greens ) to grow and is packed with rich nutrients.When the first leaves appear from the seed, the plant is called a Microgreen. These Superfoods can be used as garnish or the main ingredient, and can easily fulfil your daily need of Vitamins and Minerals.

How Do I Grow Them ?

Growing Microgreen Using Organic Potting-Mix

  • 1. Evenly add the potting mix on to the tray or container making a depth of approx 1.5 inches.
  • 2. Even out the potting-mix without compressing it.
  • 3. Pre-soak the seeds overnight for good germination.
  • 4. roadcast or scatter the seeds on the soil. Make sure the density of scattered seeds is high.
  • 5. Lightly cover the seeds with a dusting of potting soil (1/8th of an inch)
  • 6. Moisten the soil with the water spray.
  • 7. The tray should be exposed to sunlight or fluorescent light for a minimum of 4 hours everyday.
  • 8. Spray the seeds everyday without waterlogging or dislodging the seeds. The mix should always stay moist.
  • 9. Your Microgreens will be ready for harvesting in 2-3 weeks.
  • 10. Ideally the greens should have grown 1-3 inches above the soil.
  • 11. Use kitchen scissors to cut the Microgreens as close to the soil as possible.
  • 12. Wash them thoroughly before consuming or storing.

How Do I Grow Them ?

Growing Microgreen Using Organic Potting-Mix

  • 1. Take a tray or container at least 2 inches deep.
  • 2. To prepare the grow-mat, first cut it as per the dimensions of the container and then let it soak in water to moisten it or spray water on it 20-30 times to ensure it is moist.
  • 3. Place the moist grow mat inside the container.
  • 4. To prepare the water; preferably use mineral or boiled water, and cool it down to room temperature.
  • 5. Pre-soak the seeds overnight for good germination.
  • 6. Broadcast or scatter the seeds on the growmat. Make sure the density of scattered seeds is high.
  • 7. Cover your seeds with a tissue.
  • 8. Spray water twice or thrice a day to keep it moist.
  • 9. The tray can be kept without light for the first 4-5 days till germination starts and the plants need light for photosynthesis
  • 10. After the 5th day, start spraying the mixture more regularly.
  • 11. The Microgreens will be ready to harvest in 10 or 12 days.
  • 12. Ideally the greens should have grown 1-3 inches above the soil.
  • 13. Use kitchen scissors to cut the Microgreens as close to the growmat as possible.
  • 14. Wash them thoroughly before consuming or storing.

Products Required to Grow Microgreen

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Different Types Of Microgreens

There are over 100 different types of Microgreens. They mainly belong to 8 different plant families. In fact legumes and cereals like barley, corn, rice etc. can also be grown as Microgreens.

How to Grow Microgreen

Microgreens Can Be Grown Using A Grow-Mat Or Organic Potting Mix. You Will Need Good Quality Seeds| Grow-Mat Or Organic Potting-Mix | Kitchen Towel| Plastic Trays| Water Spritzer | Sunlight | (Click To Enlarge View)

Potting Mix

Grow Mat

Microgreen Seeds

Complete Kit