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Everything you need to know about growing microgreens at home

If you're having difficulty establishing healthy eating habits and determining the appropriate intake? Here's an incredible idea: include some readily available superfoods into your eating plan.

Microgreens are this superfood. Yes, these small plants contain a nutrient-dense combination of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants.

Microgreens are just leafy vegetables that have been harvested at their first leaf stage. Microgreens are older than sprouts but younger than infant plants, as they are harvested within two weeks following seed sowing. Microgreens are grown in shallow containers in bright, well-ventilated areas.

Additionally, some studies indicate that microgreens have a nutritional content of 4–40 times that of their grown-up counterparts, which is why they are recommended by practically all dietitians these days.

As being one of the quickest food crops, microgreens are gardener's dream, since they are ready to harvest within ten to fifteen days.

Which microgreens are suitable for cultivation?

Microgreens such as mustard, fenugreek, coriander, fennel, and basil seeds are frequently planted. Microgreens such as radish, lettuce, dry peas, mung beans, and sunflower seeds can be easily seeded.

What materials are needed to grow microgreens at home?

Trays or bags for growing, growing media, healthy seeds, and a spray bottle. If you want to avoid the hassle of searching for these, we recommend giving Invitegreens essentials a try. You can purchase the kit online too.

How to grow microgreens in a home environment?

  • Choose a container with a minimum of 3" depth is required.

  • Fill the container halfway with well-drained, nutrient-dense soil, leaving about an inch of space (about 1 inch) below the rim.

  • In a planter, scatter seeds over potting soil and cover with another thin layer of potting soil or cocopeat.

  • Mist the soil with water and place a transparent plastic paper over the seed container.

  • Locate near a source of bright indirect sunlight or in an area illuminated by artificial light.

  • Mist the seeds frequently to keep the soil moist. Avoid overwatering.

  • Once seeds begin to germinate, discard the plastic wrapping.

  • Microgreens are available to harvest in 1–2 weeks after germination.

  • To replant another crop, either separate the roots and replant them or drop the entire container in the compost and refill with soil mix.

Things to keep in mind:

  • Make certain to use high-quality seeds.

  • To ensure that the microgreens develop successfully, use high-quality, chemical-free soil.

  • Microgreens thrive best in a mixture of coco peat and fertile topsoil.

  • Avoid overwatering your microgreens and ensure that the container has seepage holes.

  • Avoid exposing the growing container to direct sunlight while positioning it; this may result in the drying or burning of small leaves.

Final Words

Even if you lack the time and space for gardening, you may simply cultivate microgreens at home in India's different climates. With the growing popularity of microgreens as a superfood, an increasing number of individuals are growing them at home. Additionally, Microgreens are surprisingly easy to grow!

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