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bull's blood beet microgreens

Bull’s Blood Beet Microgreens – The Secret To Removing Seed Husks

We love Bull’s Blood beet microgreens. Look at the color of those microgreens in the cover photo, as well as in the photograph below.  They’re spectacular! Beet microgreens have more going for them than looks. They taste distinctively like beetroot with earthy overtones.However, beet microgreens do have one downfall. The problem is the seed husk or hulls […]

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sunflower microgreens

How To Grow Sunflower Microgreens At Home

How to Grow Sunflower Microgreens at HomeSunflower microgreens are very popular as they are delicious, juicy, and nutritious. Their mild flavor means you can use sunflower microgreens on sandwiches, in salads, as last-minute additions in dishes. The sweet, nutty flavor and crunchy texture make sunflower microgreens a great healthy stand-alone snack. Sunflowers will be a staple microgreen […]

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The Best Soil for Microgreens

Soil for Microgreens – Which Media is the Best?In a previous article, we showed without a doubt that growing microgreens in the soil is way better than on jute mats. The next obvious step is to evaluate soil media to see which works best. Or at least begin the process to narrow down the choices. We planted the […]

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what is the difference between sprouts and microgreens

What’s the Difference Between Sprouts and Microgreens?

What’s the Difference Between Sprouts and Microgreens?A common question asked at my presentations and in emails is what’s the difference between sprouts and microgreens. Although you use the same seeds for both sprouts and microgreens, the germination and growing methods are different (see below). However, not all varieties of vegetables and herbs are grown as sprouts […]

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the easiest microgreens to grow

The 6 Easiest Microgreens to Grow

These Are The 6 Easiest Microgreens To GrowThe six microgreen varieties we introduce below are not only easy to grow, but you can plant the seeds and harvest the microgreens within 10-days. In reality, a couple of the microgreen varieties can be on your plate in as quick as 5-days! Grow these quick win varieties to practice […]

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correct microgreen seed density

Why Microgreen Seed Density is Important

Why Microgreen Seed Density is ImportantThere are many reasons why microgreen seed density is important. We’ll touch on those reasons below.  But first, the start of a short story, the reason that this website exists is because of the topic of microgreen seed density. When we started growing microgreens, we hadn’t a clue on how many seeds […]

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do microgreens need a blackout period

Should You Cover Microgreen Seeds? – A Test

Should You Cover Microgreen Seeds?The general consensus among microgreen growers is to cover newly planted seeds either by placing another tray of microgreens on top or using some sort of cover to darken the planted seeds. At Home Microgreens, we are all about listening and taking advice from experts. But we aren’t going to follow blindly. […]

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Microgreens Seed Calculator – Find the Perfect Seeding Density

Home Microgreens Seed CalculatorUse this Home Microgreens seed calculator to determine the perfect seeding density for your microgreen trays.  We’ve covered aspects of microgreen seed density and calculating the perfect seed density in several articles, see below for links to those articles. The reason for multiple articles is because seeding density is vital for both commercial and […]

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how to grow broccoli microgreens

How to Grow Broccoli Microgreens – Super Easy

Broccoli microgreens are one of the easiest and quickest microgreens to grow. Not only that, but broccoli microgreens pack a lot of nutrition and health benefits in a small serving size. Almost every microgreen vendor at farmers markets carry broccoli microgreens, one of the reasons is because they’re one of the most well-known microgreens among consumers. There are […]

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how to grow Genovese basil

How to Grow Genovese Basil Microgreens

Genovese basil is the most common variety of basil grown by both commercial and home microgreen growers. Basil’s popularity among foodies and chefs is because Genovese basil adds such intense fresh flavor to a wide variety of food. Genovese, also called sweet basil, is also packed with vitamins and vital nutrients. Basil is often labeled as a […]

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