How to Find the Right Amount of Microgreen Seed for Any Size Tray: Episode 035 of the Microgreens Podcast

How to Find the Right Amount of Microgreen Seed for Any Size Tray

Microgreens Podcast 035

In this episode, I discuss why seed density is important and how to find the perfect amount of microgreen seed for your trays regardless of their size.

Using the right amount of microgreen seed is one of the three most important aspects of growing microgreens well. 

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Show Notes for Episode 035 of the Microgreens Podcast

Here are the links discussed in Episode 35 of the Microgreens Podcast. We discussed how Home Microgreens got started.

A section in the following article contains the story of why I started Home Microgreens.

Microgreens Seed Calculator: Find the Perfect Seed Density

Below are links to the new Home Microgreens Seed Density Course that contains four video lessons, links to peer-reviewed articles on what parts of plants contain the most nutrition, two pdf worksheets so you can record your favorite microgreen trays and how much seed to use in them.

Plus, the two microgreen seed density calculators. One that gives you how much mass or weight of seed to use. The second gives you how much volume of seed to use, such as teaspoons, tablespoons, or quarter cups, depending on the microgreen variety.

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FREE Home Microgreens Grow course that teaches you the basics of growing microgreens in your home! There are 12 video lessons (over 120 minutes), downloads, and more written information and tips!

There are 40+ microgreen varieties in the calculator. I’ll continue to increase the number as I carry new varieties or calculate seeding densities for those I haven’t determined.

I call the course Finding the Correct Seed Density for All Microgreen Trays.

If you live in the United States, use the link below.

Finding the Correct Seed Density for All Microgreen Trays Course

If you live outside the United States, use the following link.

Finding the Correct Seed Density for All Microgreen Trays Course


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    Todd is the founder of Home Microgreens & the Home Microgreens store. He also writes for several other websites, including MyViewFromTheWoods.com. 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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