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The Home Microgreens Fundamental Growing Course

1 Module 2 Lessons Easy

About this course

In the following video, we'll discuss and show you the equipment we use to grow microgreens. 

All three of the microgreen growing methods require the same equipment; however it's utilized in different ways.

Video Lesson

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Equipment List

Below is a list of equipment that we recommend for growing microgreens in the home.​

Click on the links for more information and visit sites where the products may be purchased.

Lights

Lights will be discussed in a following lesson.

Microgreen Trays

Includes both planting and watering trays.

Home Microgreens Trays have an area of approximately 38 square inches. Great for trying out new microgreens and for growers interested in growing and eating several varieties at one time.

1010 Heavy-Duty Microgreen Trays are half-trays and are perfect size for growing enough microgreens for a family on a rotating schedule.

We often use 1010 trays for our commercial microgreen business. The Home Microgreens store does carry 1010 trays , but buying from Bootstrap Farmer in quantity may make more sense.

1020 Heavy-Duty Microgreens Trays are full trays similar in size as the garden flats you see at the nursery.

Usually, these trays produce too many microgreens for most families. But for those looking to also grow baby leaf lettuce along side microgreens, these trays are perfect! Again, Bootstrap Farmer is the place to get these trays.

Professional Potting Mix

We of course recommend the Home Microgreens Soil ; a coconut coir potting mix that has performed the best in our tests.

Other Good Potting Mixes.

Fox Farms Coco Loco

Espoma Potting Mix - performs second to Fox Farms.

Bliss Coconut Coir Brick - works in a pinch, many growers use only coconut coir.

Other Equipment

Mister or Pump Sprayers are used to wet soil and mist sown seeds. The 8-ounce sprayer included with the Home Microgreens Kit is usually enough to do the job.

However, for those sowing many trays or those that have hand issues a hand-held pump sprayer comes in handy.

Coroplast - Corrugated plastic sheets used to cover microgreen trays during germination. Need to be cut to size.

Master Measure 8-ounce Measuring Cup - Great measuring cup to spread microgreen seeds on trays. I do use this all the time on 1010 and larger trays. The spout is the secret.

Microgreen Seeds - The Home Microgreen Store has a large selection of microgreen seeds both in perfectly sized packets for each size tray, or in ounce, 4-ounce, and 1-pound bags. Seed prices are competitive with the larger seed providers. 

Course Structure

ONLY FOR LOGGED-IN USERS
2 Lessons

Equipment & Where to Grow Your Microgreens

Introduction

In this lesson, you'll learn what equipment you need and how to use it to grow microgreens.

We'll use the Home Microgreens Kit as an example but realize that methods are the same whether you plant microgreens in a yogurt cup or a large nursery tray.

Also, the topics of light requirements, temperature, and where to grow microgreens will be discussed. 

Let’s Take a Look At The Equipment

Introduction

In this lesson, you'll learn what equipment you need and how to use it to grow microgreens.

We'll use the Home Microgreens Kit as an example but realize that methods are the same whether you plant microgreens in a yogurt cup or a large nursery tray.

Also, the topics of light requirements, temperature, and stands will be discussed. 

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