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Home Microgreens Fundamental Microgreen Growing Course

Welcome to the Home Microgreens Fundamental Microgreen Growing Course update page!

The course is coming along great and an outline of the modules and lessons can be found below. If you are interested use the form below to sign up to receive email updates on the course and to help participate in developing the course. 

I will select a few people from the list and ask them if they would like to beta-test the course before it goes live. The Beta-test course will be offered at a significant discount from the launch price. 

When the course is ready to be launched I will also email this list and offer the course at a discount to a larger group of people before its offered live. 

Course Outline

Below is a description of the course along with a draft outline listing the topics of the modules and lessons. 

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If you want to help flesh out the course and provide feedback on the what each module and lesson will contain email me at todd@homemicrogreens.com and I'll send you an invite to the beta-Facebook group where there is more information on each of the modules where you can add comments. 

Home Microgreens Fundamental Microgreen Growing Course

Below is a draft outline of the Modules, Chapters, and Lessons contained in the Home Microgreens Fundamental Microgreen Growing Course (FMGC).


Purpose: 

The purpose of the FMGC is to provide all the information one needs to grow any particular microgreen variety in one place.


What Will This Course Do For You?

Purchasing the Home Microgreens Fundamental Microgreen Growing Course will teach you how to grow any microgreen. You'll be able to harvest and eat the most nutritious and freshest microgreens every day. 

Who is the Microgreen Course For?

The FMGC is for people that want to grow microgreens in their home. Forgo the trips to the grocery store to buy expensive greens in plastic containers that have been sitting on the shelf for who knows how long.

Instead, in as little as 7-days you can harvest your first batch and calculate a schedule that will continuously give you fresh and flavorful greens. 

Most microgreen growing courses are developed for people that want to sell microgreens to consumers.

Not the FMGC, although growers can use the same equipment, supplies, and methods for growing microgreens to sell, this course is focused on people that want to grow microgreens for their own consumption.  

FMGC Organization:

The modules are not in a linear progression where you complete Module #1 and then move to Module #2 to learn the next step. Instead, they are more like folders chosen as needed from a file cabinet drawer that holds all the information on a particular topic.


However, the Lessons within the Modules are linear and teach that particular process step-by-step.


The purpose of the non-linearity of the Modules is that FMGC Users have different experience levels, live in different climates, and have different set-ups, equipment, and budgets. The intention is for the User to log into the course and navigate quickly to the Module containing the lessons they need to solve their current issue.


The FMGC Advantage for You

There is no more need to search the internet and read conflicting advice. The FMGC is an all-encompassing resource for growing microgreens at home.

  • How and where to source equipment and supplies.
  • Finding place to grow microgreens in your home.
  • How to get started.
  • What microgreens to grow.
  • How to sow microgreens.
  • How to grow microgreens.
  • How to harvest microgreens.
  • How to use microgreens.
  • How to take care of any problems.
  • Library of planting guides

The FMGC has all the information you need including planting guides to grow fresh microgreens in your home.

We make it easy for you to enjoy flavorful, nutritious, healthy, and fresh microgreens at home.   


Below you will find a draft outline of the all the lessons in the FMGC.

Draft Home Microgreens Fundamental Microgreen Growing Course Outline

Module 1. Fundamental Course Introduction

Lesson 1 - How to Use the Home Microgreens Fundamental Microgreen Course

Module 2. What Are Microgreens

Lesson 1 - What Are Microgreens? A Definition

Lesson 2 - How Are Microgreens Used?

Module 3. Why You Should Grow Microgreens at Home

Chapter 1: Grow Microgreens for Better Health

Lesson 1 - So Much Nutrition in a Small Package

Lesson 2 - Health Benefits Galore!

Chapter 2: All The Other Important Reasons to Use Microgreens

Lesson 1 - Flavor Bombs
Lesson 2 - You Grow It, You Know It
Lesson 3 - Food Cost: Have You Seen the Prices?
Lesson 4 - Your Shelves Are Full When the Store's Aren't
Lesson 5 - It's Satisfying, Fun, and Enjoyable!

Module 4. What You Should Expect When Growing Microgreens at Home

Lesson 1 - How Much Space Will You Need to Grow Microgreens?

Lesson 2 - Finding a Location to Grow Microgreens in the Home
Lesson 3 - How Much Does It Cost to Grow Microgreens?
Lesson 4 - How Much Time Does It Take to Grow Microgreens?
Lesson 5 - How Much Harvest to Expect From a Microgreen Tray?

Module 5. Here Is the Equipment You Will Need to Grow Microgreens

Chapter 1: Microgreen Trays Need a Place to Rest

Lesson 1 - A Shelf System or Some Flat Surface

Chapter 2: Let There Be Light

Lesson 1 - Using LED Shop Lights
Lesson 2 - Using LED Grow Lights
Lesson 3 - Let the Sun Shine In

Chapter 3:  Helpful Containers

Lesson 1 - The Best Way to Store Soil
Lesson 2 - Containers for Seed

Chapter 4: Trays and Accessories

Lesson 1 - Trays and Domes
Lesson 2 - Weights are Best
Lesson 3 - Soil Tampers Help
Lesson 4 - Seed Spreaders are Easier
Lesson 5 - Measuring Devices
Lesson 6 - Heat Mats
Lesson 7 - Tray Separators Help

You've Scrolled This Far...

Maybe you would be interested in joining the HM Fundamental Microgreen Growing Course Beta Facebook Group?

The purpose of the Group is for you to help develop the course by reviewing the plans for each lesson. Then on the FB post, comment on what else you might like to see, or maybe, even ask a question that may help me add the content you need.

Please only join if you wish to participate in the discussions. No experience is necessary as I want all levels of questions to be posted.

Click the button below to go to Facebook and ask to Join the Group. Answer a few simple questions, and I will accept you into the Group.

Module 6. Here Are the Supplies You'll Need to Grow Microgreens

Chapter 1: Grow Media: Something for the Roots

Lesson 1 - Soil is the Best

Lesson 2 - Grow Matting If You Wish
Lesson 3 - Hydroponics?

Chapter 2: Do I Need to Use Additives?

Lesson 1 - Are Nutrients or Fertilizer Necessary?
Lesson 2 - Do I Need to Treat My Water?

Module 7. Setting Up Your Lights & Grow Area

Lesson 1 - Powering the Microgreen Shelving Unit
Lesson 2 - Attaching Lights to the Shelving Unit
Lesson 3 - Light Spacing & Positioning
Lesson 4 - Distance Between Lights & Microgreens

Module 8. The Methods We Use to Grow Microgreens

Lesson 1 - Introduction to the Weighted Method

Lesson 2 - Introduction to the Buried Method
Lesson 3 - Introduction to the Domed Method
Lesson 4 - Introduction to the Hybrid Method

Module 9. The Blackout Period: Going Dark

Lesson 1 - What is Blackout Period

Module 10. How to Choose the Right Microgreen Seeds

Chapter 1: Types of Seeds

Lesson 1 - Organic vs Non-organic and What's the Deal with GMO

Lesson 2 - Hard Shell Seeds
Lesson 3 - Soft Shell Seeds
Lesson 4 - Large Seeds

Lesson 5 - Mucilaginous Seeds: Say What?

Chapter 2: My Seed Recommendations

Lesson 1 - Recommend Starter Varieties
Lesson 2 - Wait on These Seed Varieties

Module 11. How to Sow Microgreen Seeds

Lesson 1 - Using the Correct Seeding Density
Lesson 2 - When To and When Not to Soak Microgreen Seeds
Lesson 3 - How to Fill Trays Without Making a Mess
Lesson 4 - Getting the Grow Media Wet
Lesson 5 - The Best Ways to Spread Dry Seeds
Lesson 6 - The Best Way to Spread Soaked Seeds
Lesson 7 - Data That Should Be Recorded
Lesson 8 - Briefing on Creating a Grow Schedule

Module 12. Growing Microgreens Using the Weighted Method

Lesson 1 - Weighted Method: Filling the Trays

Lesson 2 - Sowing Seeds When Using the Weighted Method
Lesson 3 - Applying the Blackout Period to the Weighted Method
Lesson 4 - Do Nothing
Lesson 5 - Weighted Method: When to End the Blackout

Module 13. Growing Microgreens Using the Buried Method

Lesson 1 - Buried Method: Filling the Trays
Lesson 2 - Sowing Seeds When Using the Buried Method
Lesson 3 - Applying the Blackout Period to the Buried Method
Lesson 4 - Do Nothing
Lesson 5 - Buried Method: When to End the Blackout

Module 14. Growing Microgreens Using the Domed Method

Lesson 1 - Domed Method: Filling the Trays

Lesson 2 - Sowing Seeds When Using the Domed Method
Lesson 3 - Applying the Blackout Period to the Domed Method
Lesson 4 - Do Nothing
Lesson 5 - Dome Method: When to End the Blackout

Module 15. Applying the Hybrid Method to Grow Microgreens

Lesson 1 - Hybrid Method: Extending the Blackout Period
Lesson 2 - Hybrid Method: When to End the Extended Blackout Period

Module 16. Using Grow Mats

Lesson 1 - How to Use Grow Mats

Module 17. Watering Microgreens: When Not To, When To, and How Much

Lesson 1 - Bottom Watering is a Must
Lesson 2 - The First Time Microgreens Need Water
Lesson 3 - How Much Water Should You Use?
Lesson 4 - How Often Do Microgreens Need Water

Module 18. The Growth Stage: Our Teenage Microgreens

Lesson 1 - What to Do with Quick Growing Microgreens

Lesson 2 - How to Care for Average Growing Microgreens
Lesson 3 - Caring for Long Growing Microgreens

Module 19. Factors That Affect Microgreen Growth

Lesson 1 - Temperature
Lesson 2 - Humidity
Lesson 3 - Light Intensity
Lesson 4 - Seed Density
Lesson 5 - Amendments
Lesson 6 - Tray Location

Module 20. Trouble Shooting Microgreen Problems

Lesson 1 - Poor Germination

Lesson 2 - Mold
Lesson 3 - Disease
Lesson 4 - Insects & Pests
Lesson 5 - Poor Hygiene Practices

Module 21. Harvesting Microgreens

Lesson 1 - Leaf Stages: Cotyledon (Seed Leaves) and True Leaves
Lesson 2 - When to Harvest Microgreens
Lesson 3 - How to Harvest Microgreens
Lesson 4 - Maximizing Shelf Life: The Best Way to Store Microgreens

Module 22. What to Do After the Harvest

Lesson 1 - Will Microgreens Continue to Grow?

Lesson 2 - What To Do With the Grow Media
Lesson 3 - How to Clean the Trays
Lesson 4 - Check Data Recording & Notes
Lesson 5 - Making a Grow Schedule

Module 23. Using Microgreens & Recipes

Lesson 1 - How to Include Microgreens in Diet
Lesson 2 - Microgreen Recipes

Module 24. Planting Guides and Resources for Sourcing Equipment, Supplies, Seeds, and Anything Else

Lesson 1 - Planting Guides

Lesson 2 - Links to Recommended Products & Information