The Growth Time of Microgreens Varies

We use the term growth time to refer to how long it takes us to process seed through the harvest of our microgreens. Others may call this time frame by different names, including days to maturity, growing time, maturity time, or turnaround time. Some of the larger seeds we grow go through all of the […]
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Vacuum Seal Microgreens

We vacuum seal microgreens to help extend their freshness longer. Everybody knows that exposing food to air (especially oxygen) causes it to deteriorate. Vicki first learned about packing salad greens in a vacuum through Paula Rhodes’ SaladInAJar.com. After acquiring a hand-held vacuum sealer and an attachment to cover wide mouth canning jars, Vicki put the […]
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What Are Microgreens?

Microgreens are the nutrient dense seedlings of vegetables and herbs. When harvested, microgreens include the stem and at least two fully developed cotyledon leaves. Please read more about: About Our Supplies Benefits of Microgreens Comparing Microgreens Crops Currently Grown Cut Microgreens I Can Grow My Own Microgreens Living Microgreens Microgreens Growing Kits Microgreens Recipes Microgreens […]
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Benefits of Microgreens

There are many benefits of microgreens, including: Food from plants; Vibrant colors; Nutritional value; Immune system enhancer; and Many uses in many foods and beverages. “Researchers with the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)… discovered that the microgreens contained four to 40 times […]
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Second Harvest

It is possible to get a second harvest off some microgreens because they are so prolific and eager to grow! The collage of photos here shows our first ever attempt to regrow microgreens from its original mat of organic coconut coir (the growing media of our choice). In the upper left corner, Mike Simons is […]
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Microgreens Growing Kits

We plan to sell microgreens growing kits some time in the future. Much will depend upon the number of customer requests we receive. 🙂 Microgreens Growing Kits each include: – Growing tray – Growing media – Seed – Growing instructions Customers provide: – Light – Water – Harvesting Sanitizing seed before planting is strongly recommended.
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Living Microgreens

The difference between living microgreens and cut microgreens is that the former are still alive and able to grow. The photo here shows a 1010 tray with microgreens that have not yet been harvested. See the roots growing through the holes in the bottom of the tray? You can still water the microgreens and cut […]
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Cut Microgreens

Most customers prefer to have cut microgreens ready to wash and use right away. Some customers prefer to buy living microgreens or microgreens growing kits. Obviously, once microgreens are cut, their growing process is completed. Cut microgreens are best used as fresh as possible. Depending on the variety, they can last in a plastic bag […]
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I Can Grow My Own Microgreens

Yes, absolutely, you can grow your own microgreens. Here is what you’ll need to have to grow them: Trays; Growing media; Seeds; Light consistently burning for 12 hours or more per day; Consistency in watering every day during the growing cycle (some seeds need more water than others); All food grade materials; and A dedicated place, […]
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Comparing Microgreens

Let’s look at comparing microgreens with a few other well known healthy products. When a seed is planted, it goes through a number of different stages until it becomes a full sized plant. For our purposes, we are only interested in maturing the plants through the microgreens stage, which means that the seed goes through […]
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