Do you have a plant that refuses to die after cutting it? Then you should probably try growing microgreens. Microgreens are very easy to plant, require very little maintenance and can live for up to 5 years or more when cared for properly. You just need to know how to care for them.
How will growing microgreens continue to grow after cutting? Microgreens do not come fully developed; they grow from roots just like any other plant. Some of the most basic care instructions for growing microgreens are the same as for other plants. If you want your microgreen plant to grow up to its full potential then you will need to ensure that it has enough light, water and nutrients. The nutrients can be added through regular watering and soil fertilization as well as regular fertilizing with liquid fertilizer.
When will you water your microgreen plant? Microgreens do not like being overwatered. It is better to water your plant every couple of days than to over-water it. Overwatering your plants will also make it susceptible to diseases. The best time to water your plant is during the morning hours when it is cooler outside and the soil is drier.
Do you need to fertilize your microgreen plant? Fertilizing your microgreen plant will add to the nutrients it has and help it continue to grow strong. Usually, a good fertilizer needs to be applied twice a year – in the spring and fall. Some good fertilizers you can get at your local nursery are fertilizer guaranteed, organic fertilizers, slow release pellets, slow release granular fertilizer, dry granular fertilizer, composted bark, alfalfa, bentonite, flea, heart pine and black walnut hulls.
How much water should you give your growing micro green plants? Microgolds prefer well-drained, moist soil. So, if you have sandy soil and your plants are growing well, then you may just want to adjust your watering to twice a week instead of daily. However, if you have clay soil or extremely clay-like soil, then you should be watering more often. Just check with your local nursery for recommended watering times.
What are the best growing tips for growing microgolds? The best growing tip for microgolds is to refrain from pruning your plants. Pruning will only make your plants more visible to predators and confuse your plants when it comes time to produce new leaves. If you want to see new leaves on your plants, then you should prune them! Just don’t do it too early.
When will the new leaves appear? Typically new leaves will appear in the late winter or early spring. You don’t want to miss that beautiful time of year because it’s not available to you. Microgolds need all the sunlight they can get, so you’ll want to be seeing new leaves in late winter or early spring.
Will my plants die if I don’t water them? This is one of the biggest growing tips for microganfs that people never seem to remember. When you don’t water your plants, they will starve to death. This is a natural reaction of the plant to conserve resources. Your plants won’t die if you give them adequate amounts of water but they will die if you don’t provide them with enough sunlight.
Can I add soil to my plants and make it grow faster? Adding soil to your plants can actually speed them up even more. Most plants like soil that contains loamy type nutrients. Microgolds can grow just fine in low nutrient soils. They like well-rotted earth, but other than that, they will do fine with any type of soil.
Will my plants start to thicken after I have sprayed them? Thinning is an undesirable effect for plants but some microganfs will try to accomplish this effect. For instance if you have planted a lot of young plants in your bed, then after they have sprouted you might start to notice that some of your plants are a bit skinnier than others. What you want to do is allow these young plants to grow out a little bit so that their leaves will eventually become a bit darker.
Will my plants continue to grow if I over feed them? When you overfeed you will probably end up with leaves that are a bit heavier than normal and will look a little droopy. You will probably want to cut back on the amount of fertilizer you give your plants and will probably see an increase in growth if you start early and feed your plants early.