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Growing Microgreens Using Espoma Potting Mix, Soil Storage, and Upcoming Microgreen Fiber Mat Trials: Episode 013

Microgreens Podcast Episode 013

Growing Microgreens Using Espoma Potting Mix and Soil Storage

We also discuss upcoming growing trials using different kinds of fiber mats as growing media. 

Microgreen Podcast Episode 013 Show Notes

In this episode of the Microgreens Podcast, we discuss growing microgreens using Espoma Potting Mix.

We trialed Espoma along side Home Microgreens potting mix to see which would grow broccoli microgreens better.

Espoma potting mix held it's own, not quite as good as Home Microgreens potting mix but we'd use it for sure.

You can read more about the trial and Espoma potting mix by clicking this link.

If you're interested in Espoma Potting Mix click the button to see the product on Amazon.

Home Microgreens potting soil, though a bit more expensive grows microgreens a little better, in fact, it hasn't been beat in any head to head trail. Home Microgreens potting mix is sold in our Store along with 35+ varieties of microgreens seeds.

How to Store Soil

This also leaded to a discussion on how to best store soil in the home using totes. We say get rid of the bags, and dump the soil into appropriate sized totes.

It's much easier to get the soil out of the totes than the bags. Also, use a high sided tray when filling your microgreen planting trays. You can scrape off the extra soil into the tray and when you're finished, dump the soil back into the soil tote.

It pretty much eliminates spilled soil.

Growing Microgreens on Fiber Mats

Strange that a podcast discussing growing microgreens with soil would lead to talkign about fiber mats.


So many people have emailed wanting me to start working with fiber mats that it worked its way into the conversation.

I have at least five different kinds of fiber mats to test.

Each type of mat will be run on a one-on-one matchup with Home Microgreens potting mix for a comparison of how well or how badly microgreens grow on fiber mats.

I think I already know the answer.

I hope everyone can handle the truth.

But, hey, I've been surprised before!

Stay tuned.

Drop a comment below and say "Hell, Yes to Mats" or "Hell, Yes to Soil"

I want to know where everyone stands.

Author of this Article is Todd

Todd is the founder of Home Microgreens & the Home Microgreens store. He also writes for several other websites, including Todd worked at a large farm market, garden & nursery center for 20-years. Somehow he snuck off to become a geologist and professor before coming back to his senses to write & lecture about microgreens and gardening. When not at the computer, he can be found in the garden, trout stream, or mountain trail with his new Springer Spaniel Caden.

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Home Microgreens Also Offers the Following

Microgreen eBook

A comprehensive microgreen ebook that details the principals of growing microgreens at home. Several different methods and processes are detailed.

The ebook comes in two versions, one version includes instructions to grow the most commonly grown microgreens. The second includes access the microgreen vault, a database containing more varieties and information with images taken throughout the stages of growth.

Video Courses for the Home Grower

The Home Microgreens Video Course is perfect for the person that wants to grow one or more trays of microgreens for home use. Trays of microgreens also make great gifts! 

The course includes short, easy to follow videos and checklist for each step along the way.

Step-by-step video instructions are included for the most commonly grown microgreen varieties. 

Grow for Profit Course

Do you want to learn how to grow microgreens for profit? Grow microgreens as a side hustle, retirement income, or maybe even as an occupation. 

It's possible to earn a few hundred to thousands of dollars a month. 

The Grow for Profit Video Course shows you what is involved to set up a microgreens business, how to setup your grow area, and instructions on how to grow many different varieties. 

The Home Microgreens Store

The Home Microgreen Store has all the supplies you need to grow microgreens at home. 

We stock complete microgreen kits, trays, professional potting soil, miscellaneous equipment and of course microgreens seeds.

Microgreen kits make great gifts, home school or rainy day projects, and are fun for the whole family.

Instructions are included as well as email support.

Our kit and seed prices are very competitive if not the lowest on the internet.