No, special seeds are never needed for growing microgreens naturally. Microgreens are grown from any type of ordinary seed picked, though some seeds tend to be better than others. You will find that microgreens do much better in areas with cool summers and warm winters. If the microgreens are kept in an area where the weather is not too cold or warm for a long time, the plants will eventually wither and die.
When you plant microgreens, try to plant them as if they were for indoor use. The best way to ensure that your microgreen plants will get the right growing conditions is to plant them indoors during a season when it is relatively cool indoors. Microgreens normally like a cooler environment, such as early spring or fall. The last thing you want to do is plant your microgreen crops during a hot summer.
The best way to get your microgreens to produce leaves is to pinch off the top of the head. This ensures that the leaves do not dry out too much before the season is over. You will need to plant the microgreens about one inch deeper than the tip of the leaf. If you want, you could pinch the tip of the leaf further back, so that the leaves are completely covered. Do not plant the microgreens too close together. You can actually plant the greens between three to four inches apart, because that will give your plants enough space to grow, but also allows them to spread out.
When choosing the correct variety of microgreens, there are several things you should consider. The most important consideration when buying and planting your microgreens is the type of microgreen you are growing. There are two main types of microgreen – phyto-nutrients and n-otonous. The phyto-nutrient microgreens contain an array of nutrients including iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. The n-otonous microgreens lack these beneficial nutrients, but do not cost as much.
Before planting seeds, you need to place the microgreens in a shallow tray. The tray needs to be at least two inches deep, and it should cover approximately three square feet. Your goal is to have your microgreens in a growing condition by the time the weather conditions for planting your crop are favorable. Place the tray in an area where it will receive morning sun, as well as shade during the rest of the day.
You should mulch your seed planting area with high quality garden soil, preferably one that is free from excessive amounts of fertilizer or chemicals. Mulching will prevent bare spots on your seed planting tray, and it will also help keep weeds from growing. However, do not over mulch, as this could prevent healthy root growth. Instead, leave at least one inch of exposed ground for each square foot of container.
If you plan to plant seeds directly into the microgreen potting soil, you should mulch the planting area as well, before introducing the seeds. This will help to protect the surface of the potting soil from moisture loss. However, it is not necessary to mulch the area around the seeds, as this will instead prevent good quality growth by reducing moisture. A good quality mulch can be purchased from a local nursery or online.
When it comes to eating microgreens, you do not want to over feed. The best way to go about eating your microgreen seed starting plants is to follow a feeding schedule that is in accordance with the needs of the plant. For example, an indoor plant needs a slow releasing feeder, and an outdoor plant will need a fast release feeder. Remember, a slow release feeder allows the plant to absorb more nutrients so it grows strong and healthy.