easy to grow microgreens- go for it!
growing your own microgreens for yourself and your pet is as easy as 1-2-3! Required supplies: soil, seeds, container,cover, water & light. That’s it! Now there are some nuances with this hobby the the minor “what if’s” are far out weighed by the flavor and instant success of this past time. We at Terra Stone Greens grow commerically and have an industrial set up with LED lights, dehumidifiers, timers, water system and heating arrangements. You do not need to go to that extent with your window sill growing. It is so incredibly easy and satisifying…you can even buy the kit with us and just replace the soil and seeds every 10 days for a new harvest of fresh Vegetables.
Let me explain your steps for my DIY team:
double container- grab a container from the store( the kind you store food in with a cover. Make that two because you will need a way to drain the water and feed the root system. – Drill holes into the top container for drainage. Use a drill bit for small drain holes.
Grab some potting soil and peatmoss and mix. 40/60 mix
Day 1 –
a.Fill up container with soil and water, water until squeezing in a fist will drip water out, not a river just a few drips. Flatten out and tap down.
b. spread .3 oz of seeds or our seed packet of radish microgreens in an even broadcast on the soil.
c. Spray with a water bottle and cover with container cover. place in a closet, under the sink or anywhere there is a darkness, this is called “blackout”. This will be for 3 days. Peak daily at the progress, and you will be amazed, the first day, germination has occurred after 24 hours. second day all germination and day 3 they will begin to grow. Take the top off after day 3.
Day 2-3 second day all germination and day 3 they will begin to grow. Take the top off after day 3.
Day 4 – water from the base…the roots will reach this water. place under lights. Either a table lamp, (desk lamps with a crook neck ) is best as that is direct not indirect light. place under lights for 12-15 hours daily. Placing in direct light is ok if the light is in a south facing window, but rotate the container so the growth is even.
Day 5 – rotate and water. Spray tops if looking dry from dry rooms. (no humidity)
Day 6-10 Grow and encourage everyone to see your amazing farming skills.
Day 7-10 Harvest with scissors at the base of the stem between the stem base and the soil line. No soil or roots invited into your smoothie and salads.
We advise rinsing the microgreens as the hulls from the seeds will be evident and a little crunchy. Not to bad but give them a rinse to be sure that no dust is on them.
ORDER YOUR KIT HERE FOR GIFTS, PERSONAL USE OR PET NUTRITION – $12.50 FOR A REUSABLE CONTAINER KIT, WE SELL SEEDS AND SOIL PUCKS FOR EASY REPLACEMENT
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