Microgreens are packed with nutrients, and they’re super easy to grow. So In this article, I’m going to covering five microgreens you must grow in your house. I’m just surprised not very many people grow microgreens in their homes. They’re very easy to grow, and they’re delicious in salads.
The seeds that I like to use are by sprout house. These are 100% organic seeds, and they have a very high germination rate. I’ve been using these seeds for quite a few years, and I swear by them I’m going to recommend anything to you that I haven’t personally used, and I haven’t individually tested.
So let’s get ready to grow microgreens. You can also use these seeds to grow sprouts and have instructions about the top five shoots you must grow in your house. I usually use a ten by 20 flat containers to grow my Microgreens.
You can also use containers you get when you buy mushrooms. As a growing medium, I used coconut coir. Coconut coir is free of pests and bugs and also retains moisture very well pre moist in the growing medium to avoid any expansion or contraction after planting.
Now let’s cover those top five microgreens.
1) Sunflower microgreens
- Sunflower microgreens are the most popular Microgreens in the market. First, start with some sunflower seeds. Sunflower receives are quite large as compared to other microgreens.
- Add the sunflower seeds to a glass or a container and then add water to soak the seeds for 24 hours.
- After 24 hours, the sieves are well hydrated.
- Add the seeds on top of the growing medium spread the seeds evenly with hands throughout the container.
- Flatten out the surface with a piece of wood.
- Do not cover the seeds with soil.
It is essential to add weight to the top. So that the roots penetrate deep into the growing medium, and the microgreens develop straight and tall after two days. Which are three days from the start uncover the container and the sunflower seeds to develop. Keep watering every other day with a spray bottle. After another two days, the shoots are about an inch tall. The container is growing very beautifully. Some uneven growth of sunflower is common. That’s why we use coconut coir to avoid this fact because coconut coir that retains moisture and absorbs any extra water. Also, it prevents mold from growing place the container near an airflow or a draught from AC or heat.
After another two days, the shoots are about two to three inches tall. After another three days, the shoots are four inches tall and ready to harvest. It’s harvest time, and you can use scissors or knife take the top three inches of shoots when harvesting. Now they are ready for your salad bowl.
2) Pea microgreens
These wonderful microgreens are the second most popular microgreens right after sunflower microgreens. And also, they are by far the easiest microgreens to grow. If you want to get into growing microgreens, you should start with Pea shields first. Pea seeds are quite large as compared to other microgreens.
- Add the pea seeds to a glass or a container and then add water to soak the seeds for 24 hours.
- After 24 hours, the sieves are well hydrated.
- Add the seeds on top of the growing medium.
- spread the seeds evenly with hands throughout the container. At this point, you can either add more growing medium on top of the seeds to cover and blackout the seeds. Also, you can use another plastic container on top of the seeds to blackout the seeds.
3) Broccoli microgreens
To start with some broccoli seeds,
- You do not have to pre-soak broccoli seeds
- Add the seeds on top of growing medium
- Use carefully as it is very easy to over plant Broccoli
- Spread the seeds evenly with hand throughout the container
- After planting water the container one more time
Do not top the seeds with soil. Just place another container on top to blackout the seeds and put some weight on top. It is very important to add weight on top of broccoli seeds. So that the roots penetrate deep into the soil in the microgreens, develop straight and tall. After three days, uncover the container, and then you can see how broccoli seeds have developed. Shoots are yellow because of the lack of sunlight. But there will be some green shoots around the edges because they got some light. Keep watering every day with the spray bottle. After another two days, the shoots are about an inch tall. Place the container near an airflow or a draft from AC or heat.
After another two days, the shoes are about two inches tall, and after another day, the shoots are 3 inches tall. Now they ready to harvest. Their growth is straight smooth and healthy. Harvest the shoots with scissors or knife. Take the top two inches of shoots when harvesting.
4) Crest microgreens
First to start with some cress seeds,
- Add the cress seeds to a jar and then add water to soak the seeds for 24 hours
- Cress seeds will develop a gel-like medium
- After soaking transfer the cress seeds from the jar to the container including any gel or water from the jar
- Do not top the seeds with soil or blackout the seeds.
- There’s no need to weigh down the cress seeds.
Either after two days, the cress seeds will develop shoots. The shoots are yellow, but soon they will turn green. Keep watering every other day with the spray bottle. After another two days, the shoots are about an inch tall. After another two days, the shoots are about two inches tall and ready to harvest. If left to grow any further, the delicate shoots will topple over and start the falling harvest.
5) Radish microgreens
Radish microgreens are the fastest-growing microgreens from all. Besides radish seeds are very small.
It is very easy to plant a lot of these seeds. So be careful when planting, you do not have to pre-soak radish seeds.
- Just sprinkle the seeds in the container and 2spread the seeds well.
- Leaving some gaps in the cluster of seeds.
- Cover the seeds with growing medium and flatten out the surface.
If you don’t cover the seeds that will grow well. After two days, the seeds will sprout and begin to grow. For this microgreen, do not require any weight on top to start growing. Either little seedlings will develop with pink stalks after two more days. The radish microgreens are about one to two inches tall.
Moreover, they grow very fast, after another two days, which is six days since planting. Now radish microgreens are 3 inches tall and ready to harvest. The radish microgreens have a very spicy flavor, and these microgreens can be added to soups and sandwiches for a spicy and crunchy taste. Simply cut the top two inches of microgreens to harvest.
Microgreens in your house growing your food is the healthiest way to live a lifestyle with mass production of produce these days. We don’t even know how much chemical fertilizers and pesticides being sprayed on our produce. Let’s take the matter into her own hands. Let’s grow the organic produce of our fruits and vegetables and herbs and live a healthy lifestyle.
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