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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 – 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 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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How to Grow Cilantro Microgreens

Cilantro microgreens are my favorite microgreens to eat. Their flavor adds so much freshness to food and can be used as a topping or as an ingredient. For some reason, many references suggest that cilantro is moderate to difficult to grow. We don’t find that to be the case. Ok, they’re not the fastest growing microgreen, but […]

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Seed Planting Calendar for Vegetable Plants

A seed planting calendar for vegetable plants on a microgreen focused website? As a home microgreen grower, we still plant vegetable plants for transplant out to the garden. So, we thought this seed planting calendar spreadsheet might interest you as well. On the sister website, My View From The Woods, we published a blog post highlighting a […]

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What Are True Leaves on Microgreens

Two frequently asked questions by people starting to grow microgreens are: “What are cotyledons?”, and “What are true leaves on microgreens?” Microgreen seed vendors and writers often forget to explain microgreen terminology before using uncommon words or phrases. We say things like “Harvest during the cotyledon stage” or “Wait until the first true leaves form before […]

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Purple Vienna Kohlrabi Microgreens

Purple Vienna Kohlrabi is an easy to grow microgreen. If the name doesn’t sound familiar, or you don’t like the full sized vegetable, don’t let that stop you from trying this delicious, nutrient dense microgreen.  Kohlrabi grows quickly and can be harvested in 8 to 12 days from sowing the seed. Purple Vienna Kohlrabi microgreens are vibrant, […]

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Seedling Heat Mat Temperature for Microgreens – Vivosun Heat Mat

At Home Microgreens we use the default seedling heat mat temperature setting when germinating microgreens. There are some exceptions, and we’ll discuss those later in the article. There are many reasons why we use a seedling heat mat when we germinate microgreens seeds.  First off, consistently warm temperatures improve seed germination. That fact is indisputable. Vegetable seeds and […]

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What Are Cotyledons?

The word cotyledon is often brought up when discussing microgreens and is usually followed by the question “What are cotyledons? Cotyledons are in essence microgreens. That being said, for many microgreens, you do wait until the first true leaves form before harvesting them; but still, the cotyledons are a large part of the harvestable microgreen.The green […]

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