How do you grow microgreens indoors? They are a very easy tropical plant to take care of and are one of the more colorful species of mint. Their trailing leaves add color to just about any indoor container and their small size makes them ideal for most greenhouse applications.
What can I expect from growing microgreens? Microgreens love a rich soil with lots of light, preferably full of nutrients like nitrogen, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. These plants will also thrive with well-drained, slightly acidic soil. What growing tips can I use when planting my first crop of these tiny mint plants? Plant them in partial or full sun and harvest them ten days later for a fresh, vibrant tasting leaves.
How do I plant my microgreen seeds? Use your best judgment. Many gardeners believe that planting the seeds in potting mix, especially one with a very high percentage of soil, will provide the best results. However, if you are growing seeds to harvest, then using well rotted potting soil mixed with bark or shredded newspaper is the most ideal way to plant your seeds.
Do I need any special lighting to grow microgreens? Microgreens like full sun but not heavy shade. The trick is to make sure that your pots or containers get plenty of sunlight each day even when your windowsill or patio is shaded. Some seeds require brightening agents for best results so be sure to read up on the specific requirements of your particular species. For example, many African violet seeds require a blue spectrum light source.
How long do I have to wait between planting and harvesting? If you are planting microgreens, you might want to be sure that your plants get their share of rest between seasons. You can store fresh greens in glass jars or tubs of water in the refrigerator until needed. Harvested leaves can also go into mini-m Duff-type vacuums that can be used on outdoor decking, patios and porches for up to 10 days. Just be sure not to over-water them.
What should I look for in a good indoor sprout kit? First, look for quality brands that contain a high percentage of vital nutrients like vitamins, minerals and amino acids that will help support the health of your sprouts. Second, look for sprouting tools that use a light pulse setting that allows you to get a precise, even spray depth. Third, make sure that your seed kit comes with a detailed planting guide so that you don’t waste time or energy trying to figure out what you’re growing. Finally, look for a reputable company that backs up its products with a full 60-day money back guarantee – just in case your kit causes damage or unforeseen delays.