Removing Swiss Chard and Beet Seed Husks Without Soaking: Episode 012

Microgreens Podcast Episode 012

Removing Swiss Chard and Beet Seed Husks Without Soaking the Seeds First

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Microgreen Podcast Episode 012 Show Notes

Removing the husks of the seeds from Swiss chard and beet microgreens is a job.

growing beet microgreen seeds

A nasty seed hull or husk.

In fact, it often is impossible to do without destroying most of the microgreen leaves.

soaked beet microgreen seed husks

We tried several ways to remove the seed husks as the plants grew.

However, the results were no different than sowing seeds and letting them grow.

Does Soaking Beet Seeds Improve Germination & Remove Seed Husks?

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Burying the Seeds

Finally, we buried the seeds like nature intended under our soil mix, and believe it or not, almost all of the husks came off the microgreens!

Both for Beets

The Secret to Removing the Seed Husks from Bull’s Blood Beets

And then for Swiss chard varieties.

How to Grow Colorful Swiss Chard Microgreens Without Nasty Seed Husks

Now we can enjoy beet and Swiss chard microgreens and not worry about breaking teeth!

Interested in Growing Beet or Colorful Swiss Chard Microgreens?

The Home Microgreens Store carried many different varieties of both beets and Swiss chard in the perfect size packets for an assortment of trays, as well as in ounce and larger-sized bags.


  • Todd

    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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