How to Grow Microgreens – Making Money on The Homestead

MicrogreensMicrogreens are not only packed with nutrients they have a quick turn around as well.  It can also be turned into a business depending on where you live.  If you are an urban homesteader, you might have some restaurants that would love to buy locally.  However, even if you don’t get to sell to restaurants, you will have an excellent nutrition source for your family.  To learn more about the nutritional benefits of Microgreens, click here.

Here are a few steps to get you started:

  1. Find a south facing window.  Choose ant plastic container and poke a few holes at the bottom  for drainage.
  2. Add about 1 or 2 inches of moistened potting soil and flatten with your hand.  Do not over-compress.
  3. Scatter the seeds evenly on the soil and gently press down with your hand.
  4. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil and moisten it with a mister.
  5. Sprout will appear within 3 to 7 days.  Mist once or twice a day to keep the soil moist.

Microgreens need about four hours daily of direct sunlight. If you see that the leaves are pale, this a sign of not enough sunlight. You can use grow lights to help with this.

To learn more, click on the video below from “Urban Farmer Curtis Stone“.

 

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