Microgreens are a form of vegetables which grow in a tray under the sun and water. It is named after a particular seed, which is eaten in Germany (Sanguinaria Canutea) as a vegetable. The word micro is derived from “microcosmos” which means ‘small’ or ‘very small’.
Eating them is not difficult, they taste very good. Microgreens are also very low in calories, so you will save some if you use them in salads and other dishes. In addition, they are good for you and will be full of vitamins and minerals.
The good thing about microgreens is that they can be grown inside and out. You can grow them under a roof, but they will soon die. However, you can do the opposite and grow them outside. This gives you the freedom to keep them outside in the hot summer or colder winter weather.
The amount of sunlight and water needed to grow microgreens varies. It is recommended that you provide a bed of rich organic soil with just the right amount of sunlight. The soil should also be well-drained so that the roots can drain into it easily. It should also be filled with good quality nutrients such as nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus and iron.
Well, if you have a container like a large tub filled with very rich soil with rich organic material, then you will be able to grow microgreens without much trouble. If you don’t have a tub, you can try to use an inverted saucer like a little garden. Do not cover the bottom too much with soil because the roots won’t have enough room to penetrate.
One problem with microgreens is that they take a long time to grow. Normally, you need to wait for four to six weeks before you can see them growing. This can cause frustration for those who want to eat them now.
Microgreens can also be grown indoors. It depends on your local climate and what kind of microgreens you are growing. However, if you use filtered sunlight, then it is very likely that you can grow microgreens without any problem.
You need to remember to provide the right nutrients to the roots of microgreens so that they can grow properly. You must not water the plant while it is still green. Water only when the first signs of green are visible.
If you live in a very cold or cool climate, it may be a better idea to purchase a commercially grown microgreens. You will have to spend more money but it is worth it since it is guaranteed. You also won’t have to deal with the problems of trying to grow microgreens at home.
You may notice that some plant and microgreens won’t survive if you put them in a refrigerator. Although microgreens are very delicious, it is because of their unusual taste. So it is best not to put them in the refrigerator to avoid spoiling them.
Other than the temperature and lighting, the amount of light is also important when growing microgreens. Make sure that the plant gets enough sunlight and humidity, however, you should also try to vary the hours of light and shade in order to avoid scorching the leaves. Shading the leaves with a dark colored cloth is also a good idea.
Seeds can be used for both indoor and outdoor microgreens. However, it is easier to use organic seeds. Thesewill grow faster and will be healthier.