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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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Why Microgreen Seed Density is Important

There 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 to sow. So, like everyone […]

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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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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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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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