Yes, of course! Microgreens is also one of the easiest to jump-start your next edible garden adventure. As you grow super early, nothing you do can mess up!
What exactly are microgreens for sandwiches? Microgreens are single serving tiny kits, an economical method to get started growing microgreens for sandwiches, pastas and other salad and side dish products. You plant the seeds, cover, water and wait for the sprouts to appear. Just like dandelions, seeds will germinate (hence the name) and then shoot up into the air. They thrive on moisture and dark.
There are several advantages to planting microgreens rather than traditional lettuce or spinach. Germination from seeds takes place at a slower rate than from leaves, and microgreens have a deeper root system that is better for growing. Also microgreens will grow much faster than spinach, lettuce, chard or any other green that has been grown under the same conditions for long enough. Spinosense has been bred to bear large blooms but is unable to handle frost; microgreens tolerate minimal frost; and can tolerate dry spells far longer than traditional greens.
So how do you plant them? For an indoor garden microgreens, bought as a kit, come with sprays of sterile medium that when sprayed with your own compost (or manure) will provide a ready environment for germination. They will also contain everything you need for quick start-up, including instructions on how to prepare your soil, and how to ensure its perfect moisture content. You will also receive advice on what type of soil suited to your microgreen requirements best, and how much sun, nitrogen, and phosphorus to aim for. Microgreens like a well drained condition, so if you are growing them in an area where the soil dries out too quickly you could damage the root hair.
A quick starter kit will cost about $30, and the growing medium should last for five growing months on average, so if you plan to plant more than just a few plants you might consider purchasing some additional, higher quality microgreens kits. One good way of ensuring you plant a high yield crop is to make your own compost using kitchen scraps. Alternatively you could buy some starter plants and try them out, before deciding you want to go full scale with your microgreens kits. The trick with growing microgreens indoors is keeping the temperature constant and providing good drainage to stop roots getting too much water.
One of the reasons why microgreens grow well in containers, is because they are small and compact plants, so you don’t have to provide a massive amount of space for them to thrive. When you plant them in pots, you should remove any weeds and fertilize them well in the beginning, until they have established themselves. Make sure you don’t over feed them, or else they will overcompensate and die. It’s important to provide good drainage, as well as regular watering to keep your vegetables healthy.
Some microgolds prefer a dark environment, while others prefer a lighter background. To achieve the right microgreen color, use a deep potting soil that is made specifically for microgreens. Other vegetables can also be planted directly into the microgreen container. This will depend on the microgreen you are growing, but you should experiment to see what works best for you and your space. Another popular way of growing microgreens indoors is in a terracotta pot, although you should only do this if you have enough time to dedicate to caring for your plants.
Microgolds for sandwiches are a unique solution to an otherwise troublesome problem. They are fast growing and very hardy, making them a great alternative for growing in containers. If you like eating fresh vegetables, it can be a fun project to grow your own microgreens, at the same time getting a lot of enjoyment from them at the same time. These tiny plants will offer delicious tasting microgreens for sandwiches when you cook them, and they make a great gift as well. When buying microgolds for sandwiches make sure you choose one that is suitable for growing in containers, as they can quickly become overgrown if you don’t control them properly.