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How To Start Microgreens

My Best Germination Methods

What varies the most when growing microgreens is how you germinate different types of seeds. 

Here are all the methods I use to start growing microgreen seeds.

How to Start Microgreens

The first method will work for all microgreens. However, the next three will work better for some microgreen varieties. I created a four-part series on how to germinate microgreens. All four of these fantastic articles are listed below with quick little videos of each method. 

Weighted Blackout Method

Use this method for most microgreens like broccoli & kale.

Buried Blackout Method

Use this method with hard seeds like beets & Swiss chard

Domed Blackout Method

Use this method with thin-stemmed amaranth & mustards

Hybrid Blackout Method

Use on sunflowers, peas, and vertically challenged microgreens.

Microgreen Grow Series

How to Germinate Microgreens

Other Germination Articles

Blackout Period

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How to Grow

Microgreen Varieties

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Home Microgreens Mission

Home Microgreens' mission is to help an engaged and active community of 10,000 successfully grow microgreens at home. Support is provided to the community through educational articles, online courses, and in-person classes and provides reasonably priced supplies and seeds to that wonderful community.

Our Vision

Our vision is that people will dedicate a small portion of their home to growing fresh and nutritious food throughout the year. 

The value of the yield far outweighs the cost of supplies.

Besides the distinct health benefits, people will find that growing their own food from seed to harvest in as little as 10-days is fun and educational.

Especially for families with children or those looking for a hobby or a useful and productive activity.