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How to grow microgreens at home?

If you are struggling to switch to healthy eating habits, and not finding the right intake? Well, here's an amazing idea to bring some superfoods readily available.

Consider a superfood, these little greens turn out to be a package of nutrients, minerals, and antioxidants. Researches show that the nutritional value of microgreens is 4-40 times than their grown-up variants and microgreens/sprouts are included in almost all healthy diet plans. With one of the fastest-growing food crops, microgreens results in the finest choice to grow at your home.

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Which microgreens can be grown? 

Generally grown microgreens include mustard, fenugreek, coriander, fennel, and basil seeds, Radish, Lettuce, dried peas, mung beans, and sunflower seeds can be easily sown to grow as microgreens. 

What supplies do you need to grow microgreens at home? 

Growing trays or bags, growing medium, healthy seeds, spray bottle. If you feel like skipping the hassle of finding these, we recommend giving these essentials at nurserylive a try. You can buy the kit on- view details here.

How to grow microgreens at home? 

  1. Select a container having a 4-6 inch upper diameter.
  2. Fill the container with well-drained and nutrient-rich soil leaving some space (About 1 inch) below the rim.
  3. Scatter seeds over potting soil in a planter and cover with another thin layer of soil.
  4. Mist the soil with water and Cover the seed container with a transparent plastic paper.
  5. Place near a source of bright indirect sunlight or under artificial bright light.
  6. Continue to mist the seeds to keep the soil moist. Don’t overwater it.
  7. Remove plastic wrapping once seeds start to germinate.
  8. After germination, the Microgreens will be ready to harvest in 1–2 weeks.
  9. To grow another set of crops, either separate the roots and replant or dump the entire container in the compost and fill with soil mix to re-plant.

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Things to keep in mind:

  1. Ensure to use good quality seeds. 
  2. Use good quality soil, free from chemicals, to secure that the microgreens grow well.
  3. The best medium for growing microgreens is the right mix of coco peat and fertile topsoil.
  4. Do not overwater your microgreens and ensure that there are seepage holes in the container.
  5. When placing the growing container do not expose it to direct sunlight, this might result in drying or burning tiny leaves. 
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