Cantaloupe microgreen seeds can be sown on the surface of the soil and placed in a weighed blackout. No problems with seed hulls staying on the microgreens.
I found cantaloupe microgreen seeds a bit slow to germinate, but once they start growing, the process speeds up.
Unlike other microgreen varieties, cantaloupe microgreens grow better if left in the blackout a day later than you would expect. Rooting was better, and although the greens looked knocked down, they soon sprung back upright.
Cantaloupe microgreens are best eaten younger than when they get older. At the latest, harvest them as the first true leaf forms. After that point, the leaves become hairy. Although they still taste good, the texture isn’t for everyone.
In an earlier stage, the leaves are plump and juicy. They are not quite as firm as sunflower shoots but are still great for snack use.
The flavor is a mixture between honeydew or young cantaloupe and cucumbers.
I haven’t tried it, but I think cantaloupe microgreens could be blended with other smoothie vegetables and fruits.
Cantaloupe Microgreen Seeds Package Sizes
- For the Home Microgreens Tray 5.5-grams
- For 1010 Trays 14.7-grams
- by the Ounce, and
- 4-Ounce Bag.
How Much Seed Do You Need For Your Tray?
You don’t need to worry about how much seed you need if you use Home Microgreen planting trays or 1010 trays. Each seed packet has the correct number of seeds for a perfect tray of Cantaloupe microgreens.
The seeding area of a Home Microgreen Tray is 37.5 square inches.
However, if you’re using a different planting tray, use the calculator in the article below to figure out how much seed you need.
Click this link to use the calculator: Home Microgreens Seed Density Calculator.