What are Microgreens? Microgreens are the first step of plant growth! A microgreen is created when a green seed begins its journey of development from a tiny seedling. Usually microgreens are grown in high light environments with low humidity, either as hydroponics in a growing pad or in soil naturally.
Why should you grow them? Well, growing microgreens is the perfect gift for anyone on your shopping list. The best way to grow them is in a growing tray under artificial light. This will speed up their growth and you won’t have to wait for an overcast day to plant them.
If you are looking for a starter kit for a new bedding bed or to get started growing your own herbs and vegetables you might want to try the gamma seed quilts. They are a great starter plant for someone just getting started growing their own herbs and vegetables. If you get started early, you can save some money by growing your plants in a growing tray that is already made and shipped to you. And you will not have to buy all that stuff you will just have to sit it out and forget it.
Another great reason to get started early is that growing microgreens grow very well. Even when you add water to the seeds they will still flourish. Most people who start their herb gardening with seeds, usually do not add water for a few days until the seedlings begin to sprout. And they do not usually grow much larger than the tiny little seeds that sit so closely to the tiny little roots.
If you have been using microgreens for a while, you know how hard they are to keep alive. You can get great results, but you have to give them water regularly. But if you only water your sprouts once a week they will be much easier to maintain and grow and they will look much better.
It takes much less space to grow these plants than most other types of greens. Most indoor gardens need to be air tight to prevent overheating and mold growth. Most outdoor gardens need more sunlight and even that is an issue sometimes if you are not careful. You will find that hamama quilts can be grown indoors in growing trays that are filled with water and humidity.
For the first three weeks your seeds will stay in the growing trays but as you see them start to bloom, remove them and put them in the quilt. When you are choosing a color of your new blanket choose one that is going to look good with the microgreens you have chosen. Most of them are pretty neutral, but there may be some that will contrast slightly with your backdrop. Do not forget to add in a protective sheet to the bottom of the growing trays before putting the seeds in them. After all, your goal is to have these colorful sprouts in your Hamama Seed Quilts instead of covering them up!
For even greater care of your Hamama seed quilts, place them under a dark brown coconut coir tray. This will help protect them from extreme temperatures and humidity levels. The coir keeps the moisture on the seeds and it also makes sure they don’t dry out. When you first add the seeds and water mix them together and then spread them around in the tray. Let them sit in there and wait for the right timing.
Once you have let them sit for a few days in there is no need to move them because they will naturally dry out. If you are keeping track of your progress you will be able to tell when it’s time to remove the seeds and paper covers. Since microgreens have a tendency to dry out very quickly, this is something you want to do ahead of time so your favorite hamama seed quilt does not dry out. If you plan to wash these, make sure you use cold water and do not spin the sheets while washing them.
To help maintain a healthy environment for the seeds and paper covers try to keep the moisture level of the trays at about 75%. This will prevent mold from forming. Another simple thing you can do to prevent mold is by checking the humidity level in the room you will be using for your new quilt. Use a hygrometer to measure the moisture in the air. This is very important so that you don’t over water the area and the seeds or microgreens will not germinate.
The best thing to remember is that these little gems take a little patience. Keep reading for tips on getting them started. Hamama microgreens can be used in a variety of ways but you should only keep a couple of sprouts at a time. When you receive your first sprout be generous with your watering. Your first plant may have some brown spots but this is normal and after a week or two you should be able to harvest your sprouts easily.