How can I start growing microgreens at home? How much can I grow? The best way to learn how to grow microgreens at home is through trial and error – try a small growing area first, see if it is successful, then move on to a bigger area. Microgreens come from eating microgreens, which are actually seeds of the purple-flowering plant Clary sage (also known as Sage hyssop). Planting them is easy, and surprisingly affordable!
What are microgreens anyway? Microgreens are tiny seeds of a very delicious plant, such as kale, lavender, or chives. They are all delicious. Microgreens can be grown indoors throughout the year – kale likes full sun, so you should place them in a sunny window during the hottest part of the day.
What are true leaves? True leaves look like true leaves, but they only have a stem, which is why they are easier to recognize as a microgreen, because they have no real shape to them. These tiny seeds are actually inside of the leaves of this type of plant, so when the plant grows up, the tiny roots will take over the top of the leaves, growing out into a very tall creeper.
Can I harvest my microgreens without soil? Yes, you can, however you will want to use a high quality potting soil that contains lots of nutrients for healthy root growth. Harvesting your microgreens without soil is quite difficult, because the seeds grow deeply within the tight leaves of the plant. This means you will need to use a sharp knife to cut through the tight leaves, which is the only way to get to the seeds. Keep in mind that this method also means that the little tiny leaves you get are going to get clove-sized, which won’t do much for you in terms of flavor.
How can I make my microgreen sprouted seed product reusable? You can easily make your own sprouted seed products for personal consumption at home. There are many different ways you can prepare your seeds, but here are two popular methods: Either you can sprout the seeds from your very own kitchen sprouts and then either freeze or dry the resulting product. Sprouted seed products such as breads, muffins, cookies, sauces, salsas, and more are perfect for making your own personal flavor in a snap.
What should I look for in a good growing tray? A growing tray made out of glass is ideal, as it will allow you to see the little sprouts growing and harvesting from the bottom of the tray. You will also want to choose a tray that is large enough to allow you to harvest enough microgreens to give your family a healthy serving each day. What kind of container to use for my harvest microgreens? Ceramic, glass, terracotta, or mesh netting are all excellent containers for growing your tiny seedlings in.