It is easy to grow back microgreens indoors from spring to fall, but you can harvest them anytime of the year. How To Grow Microgreens – indoors? For beginners, it’s best to start with a small seedling bed, because these plants grow best with minimal care. Plant seeds about a centimeter high, spread on the bottom of a large glass bowl or pot or any other shallow container.
Fill the microgreen box with three-4 cm of well-oxygenated water, leaving the surface just touching the cultivation network. Spread the seedlings evenly across the surface and change the water whenever necessary. If it rains while you’re growing your microgreen sprouts, move them to a different location. Place the tray inside an area that receives sun but is still shaded.
You’ll need to place a large pot over the growing microgreens indoors so that the roots can develop properly. However, make sure the pot isn’t too deep or the roots may rot. After a few weeks, remove the microgreen from its container and give it a couple of days to harden. Once the hardening process is complete, place it in a large terracotta pot, covered with a protective mesh screen. Don’t fill the pot to the rim, as the soil should be slightly more shallow than the rim. It’s also good to put some gravel on the bottom to help keep the soil firm and moist.
Keep an eye on the plants. Make sure they get the best growing conditions possible. If you see any sign of yellowing, discoloration or decay, take the plant out immediately and replace it with a new one.
It’s important not to overwater or you’ll stunt the growth of your plants. For most kinds of growing microgreens indoors, you should never feed them in excess of two teaspoons per pound of plant weight. Be careful about the type of food you use. Try not to over-fertilize or else the tiny green shoots will become stunted. Add a trace mineral supplement to any kind of food you use to ensure proper nutrition. If you’re using starches or sugars for your growing microgreens indoors, consult the packaging directions before adding any.
Feeding your BBA microgreen grown in a BVA tray will keep them healthy and strong. This is the best way to grow these tiny plants. The tiny plants have very short growing periods, but they are extremely prolific. In just a few weeks, you’ll have several plants growing. Most commercial seed packets come with some great microgreen growing tips that will help you control your plants. Some people prefer to start with a larger BVA tray, and then just add more plants as they get more established.
Some of the most successful growing microgreens indoors are from seeds that were sown in plastic pots. It’s important to use a very good BVA growing medium and a sterile growing area to get the best results. You can find information on the internet about what kinds of growing medium work best with each kind of micro green. For example, blue hybrid varieties tend to do very well growing in calcium carbonate or rock wool.
The final step is to place the tiny plants on a large tray so that they are fully submerged. They should stay this way for at least a week, after which time you can remove the plastic bags and move them to a larger area to finish the growing process. When growing microgreens, there are no exact rules to follow. The best advice is just get started. You have plenty of time to learn how to succeed at growing microgreens indoors.