Getting Started with Microgreens
New to growing microgreens? Here's some information to get you started.
Home Microgreens Mission
The mission of Home Microgreens is build and help an engaged and active community of 10,000 people successfully growing microgreens at home.
We will support the community by publishing educational articles, on-line courses, reference materials, and hosting in-person classes, as well as providing reasonably priced supplies and microgreen seeds.
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Why We Grow Microgreens
Even before the current world-wide crisis we believed the importance of growing nutritious and flavorful food at home. It's a fact that produce loses a significant percentage of their vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidant properties, and flavor everyday after harvest. Growing and harvesting nutrient dense food even makes more sense now, not only because of the nutritional value, but due to the importance of everyone becoming more self-sustaining.
Growing Microgreens is Easy
Home Microgreens publishes articles expaining every aspect of growing microgreens. We make it easy by testing products, seeding densities, and growing methods for dozens of microgreen varities. Articles perfect for beginning growers are presented below.
We also have a free guide that explains the processes.
To start all you need is two containers, one with holes in the bottom, the other to hold water. A good potting mix, seeds, water, and artifical light or a place with 6-hours of sun.
Most microgreens require a few days of darkness, then a few more in light. Add a little water and between 7- and 14-days your microgreens will be ready to eat
To harvest, tilt the tray over a plate and use scissors or a sharp knife to cut the microgreens just above the soil.
First Level Articles
These articles will cover most of the basics, or have links to other terms beginners should become familar with at the start.
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Second Level Articles
These are great articles that show how Home Microgreens tests different grow media, seeding rates, and other topics that will help you to grow microgreens easier with less hassle.