Top 5 Microgreens to Grow

Here is a list of the most popular microgreens you can grow and harvest in about 9 days.  Always water the growing medium before adding seeds.

  1. Sunflower – Soak the seeds for 24 hours.  Spread the seeds on top of the soil.  Do not cover the seeds. Place another container on top.  After 2 days, remove the top container.  You should see shoots.  Water every other day with a spray bottle.
  2. Pea Shoot – Soak the seeds for 24 hours.  You can add more growing medium to black out the seeds or put another container on top.  After planting, water the container.  Water every other day with a spray bottle.  After 4 days, the shoots should be about an inch tall.
  3. Radish – You do not have to soak the seeds.  Just sprinkle on top of the growing medium.  Cover the seeds with the growing medium and flatten out the surface.  Water the seeds well after planting.  They do not require weight on top to start growing.  They have a spice flavor that resemble the taste of radishes.  They can be added to soups, salads and sandwiches.
  4. Broccoli – You do not have to soak these seeds.  Spread them on top of the growing medium.  After planting, water the container. Do not top the seeds with soil.  Place another container on top of the seeds with added weight.  After 3 days, uncover the seeds.  Water every other day with a spray bottle.
  5. Cress – Soak seeds for 24 hours.  Do not top the seeds or black out with a container.  After 2 days, the shoots will develop. Water every other day with a spray bottle.  After 7 days, they will be ready to harvest.

The growing medium used in the video below is Coconut Coir is free from bugs and retains moisture very well.  For more information and demonstrations, click on the video from Daisy Creek Farms with Jag Singh.

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2 thoughts on “Top 5 Microgreens to Grow

  1. I love cress, it’s quite popular in my country as mini school project for children, most kids do it at school or as homework at some point in the first years of primary education. I love the taste of it, but unfortunately my dad truly hates the smell of it and growing it at home is an absolute nope ;D

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