How to Grow Microgreens At Home?
Growing micro greens at home might seem like a fun hobby, a way to complement a healthy diet, or even a potential business opportunity. Micro greens are the quickest food crops, urban gardeners can grow. Micro greens contain nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin K and antioxidants. Even if you don't have time and space for gardening, you can still easily grow micro greens at home under different climatic conditions. With Micro greens gaining popularity as a super food, more and more people are cultivating it at home. And surprisingly, Micro green are extremely easy to cultivate!
What are micro greens?
Micro greens Considered as super food. Micro greens consider as a sprout. While the sprouts are grown without growing medium and are consumed roots and all, micro greens grown in the growing medium and trim at the base and eaten. Micro greens can be harvested when sprouted seeds have grown tiny roots and at least their first real leaves. They have similar health benefits to germinate, but greater nutritional value. However, because they are easy to cultivate and require little space, they are a perfect crop to cultivate throughout the year at home.
Micro greens are perfect for you if you are struggling with time and space for your garden, but you want to start eating healthily. Here are a few reasons to grow your own micro greens.
1. Easy to grow
2. Quick to harvest
3. Perfect choice for urban life.
4. Suitable for all climates.
5. Variety of flavours
6. Incredibly healthy / Full on nutrients
Steps To Grow Micro Greens:
Select your seeds: Mustard, fenugreek, coriander, fennel and basil seeds, which can be easily planted to grow micro greens. This would be great if you had access to broccoli, radish, spinach, beetroot and kale seeds.
- Since Micro greens doesn’t require a lot of medium to grow, you can use either red soil or Coco peat or vermin compost OR mix of all these with proper ratios.
- Even you can grow without soil in water (Hydroponics/Aquaponics)
- Use any Tray/Container/Grow bag with 2-to-4-inch height with drainage holes to drain out excess water.
· Sprinkle the seeds more evenly onto the soil.
· Socking the seeds overnight will give better germination rate though it’s not required for all type of seeds such as tiny size like amaranth seeds.
· Cover the seeds by adding another tiny layer of soil over seeds.
· Sprinkle the water every day to keep soil moisture.
· Keep in dark place until germination.
Plants Caring :
- Seed germination takes 2 to 7 working days depends upon the seed type.
- Water regularly to keep soil moisture
- Do not wait too long to harvest. Harvesting time of Micro greens 8-12 days
- Harvesting of Micro greens once seedlings are 3 to 4 inches tall and have two set of leaf’s.
Below Are The List Of Micro Greens You Can Grow From Seeds:
· Pak Choi
· Wheat Grass