Microgreens, also known as micro greens or organic greens, can be grown in a number of ways. Here is an overview of various container options.
Medium containers for growing microgreens include: clear plastic, nylon mesh, and cedar plank tanks. Below are some useful tips and ideas to help you choose the best container.
When you are selecting a medium container for growing microgreens, consider the size of the container you intend to grow in. A popular medium choice for growing microgreens is medium tubs, which are not only inexpensive but also allow you to grow microgreens in a wider range of environments. If you are able to get hold of a medium tub that is larger than you currently have in your garden, it will be much easier to transition into that larger container when you want to grow more plants.
When selecting small containers for growing microgreens, make sure you choose a container that has drainage holes or other means of draining. If the container is too shallow, you may find that your microgreens dry out quickly, losing nutrients and ultimately turning into rotting, burnt plants. Be sure to check the weather before you decide on which container to use for your new plants. This will give you an idea of how much sunlight and water your plants need to thrive.
The type of soil you use for your container will depend on the type of container you have chosen. Containers made from soil can take almost any kind of material including: clay, sandy, peat, moss, or gravel. Be sure to prepare the surface of the container first, as otherwise the top layer will be no good for growing microgreens. You can use a thin layer of vermiculite, as it will absorb more moisture than other substances.
Plastic is also an option for growing microgreens in containers. Plastic containers do not require very much preparation for growing microgreens. Simply place your microgreens in the plastic container and water them regularly, and they should begin to grow in a week or two. The best thing about plastic containers is that they are dishwasher safe. They are ideal for growing microgreens indoors, in combination with traditional hydroponic methods.
Vinegar and wine barrels are another popular choice for growing microgreens in containers. Garages, wine barrels, and metal barrels are just a few of the containers available for growing microgreens. Because these containers are porous, they allow the water and nutrients to penetrate deep down inside the container, making it easier for the microgreens to colonize.
There are also plastic containers available that are non-porous. These containers are called honey jars, and they are a great option for growing microgreens.
Medium containers for growing microgreens are available in both plastic and wooden types. Wooden containers are an ideal choice for growing microgreens because they are easy to clean and maintain. If you live in a climate where it is cold, you may want to consider using a wooden container instead of a plastic one.
In addition to wood, you can also purchase a variety of materials that come in a white color. Examples of these items include: cherry, hickory, and oak.
If you are trying to achieve a soft, maple or wooden appearance, it is important to ensure that the wood look matches the rest of your home. That is why you should take the time to find a color that will match the rest of your decor’s.
With all of the proper containers, nutrients, and water, growing microgreens is very easy. All you need is an eye for color and you are off to the races!