Microgreens Podcast Episode 011
What is the Blackout Period for Microgreens
Microgreen Podcast Episode 011 Show Notes
In this episode, we discuss the purpose of the blackout period for microgreens.
As well as the two methods commonly used to blackout microgreens.
The methods are the Weighted Blackout Method and the Domed Blackout method.
The two trays on the bottom use the weighted method, the weights and upper tray are pushing the seeds into the soil.
This makes for better seed to soil contact and usually better germination and more vigorous, sturdier microgreens.
The upper tray has a watering tray flipped upside, forming a dome above the seeds. This method works best for fragile stemmed microgreens like amaranth.
Don't worry about the weight. Microgreens are strong enough to push it off.
For more information, listen to the podcast.
We also have a couple of articles linked below, one talking mostly about the Weighted Blackout Period.
The second shows how to use the Domed Method and why the Weighted Method doesn't work for some varieties.
We will have more information in future articles and in our video courses.
Leave a comment below and let us know which method (if any) you prefer, and if you use the weighted method, what do you use for weights?