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.
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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!
Drop a comment below and say "Hell, Yes to Mats" or "Hell, Yes to Soil"
I want to know where everyone stands.