Micro Greens is grown in a container that contains both sand and organic material. This combination provides good drainage and allows air to circulate, making it ideal for growing plants at any time of the year. The best Microgreens Growing Kit will contain two growing mediums: one for planting seeds, and another for allowing the roots to develop and mature. The plants will be able to grow roots completely free from soil and water, using only natural nutrients provided by the soil. Some Microgreens have a single growing medium, while others come with two. It is best to choose a kit that has a large variety of Microgreens, both with different growing media.
The kits available for planting can be hydroponic or nutrient rich. Most contain a bed of peat moss or other similar materials, providing an area where the roots can grow. Plants can be started in either a small tray or a larger garden pond. Small pots can be used in flower gardens, while larger containers can be used for a fish tank. The larger the pots, however, the smaller the crop produced.
A fish tank is best suited for growing Microgreens, as the amount of light and water provided is similar. If using a fish tank, some Micro Greens can become deformed if the fish tank water becomes too acidic. There should be no acidity with any growing medium, however, including those sold in vegetable or fruit sections. The water should be highly alkaline, with some plant root nutrients added to encourage healthy root growth.
Care should be taken to ensure that each Microgreen seed is placed in its own separate piece of trays. Each plant can have up to four trays. Micro Greens is a type of plant known as “drip-seed” plants, because their roots do not go directly into the ground. The microgreens’ roots grow through the upper layers of soil. When the plant roots come into contact with a nutrient-rich water source, the tiny plant cells absorb this nutrient, and the roots send down to the bottom of the soil, where they are nourished by nutrient-packed rain or irrigation. As each plant sends down a leaf, it takes some of the nutrient-rich water that it receives and discharges to the next leaf.
Nutrient rich compost is often added to the growing tray to help the plants absorb nutrients from the compost before they begin to sprout. Microgreens should be grown in pots made of high quality media. Plastic or mesh pots are not good choices, as they can easily absorb chemicals from the soil. Metal or ceramic trays are better choices. A wide variety of pots and trays are available and there should be one that is specifically designed for growing Microgreens. Some of the best choices are those made of terracotta clay or glass.
A number of popular growing kits come with special nutrients that help your plants thrive. Plants like Hydroponics New Life Organics may need trace elements, and other companies make packets of these elements that you can add to your growing trays. There is also fertile soil that you can buy from many sources online. Fertilizer should be added to these supplies to ensure that your plants have the best chance of growing well.
A growing seed kit includes everything that you will need for your first few crops. A basic seed kit includes an assortment of seeds, an instruction packet, planting instructions and a soil mix. There are other growing seed kits available that may include only a few varieties of plants, or which may contain only one variety of plant. The more varieties the seed kit contains, the better chance that you’ll have healthy plants. The seed kit includes instructions for planting and there is detailed planting information provided. If you’re uncertain about how to handle the plants once they have sprouted, there is detailed information regarding this as well.
Microgrowths can be bought as seeds and then planted into wooden planter boxes. There are some plans that are specifically designed for growing microgreens, and others that will work for any type of crop that you want to grow. This kit can be bought as either pre-packaged, or you can choose to assemble it yourself. There are even kits available for those who prefer to buy it assembled and put into their own garden. Whether you use this kit for hydroponic crops or other crops, it is possible to have healthy plants with this kit.