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How to Get Started Growing Microgreens

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Packed with tons of nutrients and can be used in almost any meal plan is what Microgreens are to me. In this post, I share some tips on growing Microgreens in your home and garden.  You will find the podcast, resource links, and a few videos to get you started.

Starting Micro Greens

In the video below I am using a recycled container from tomatoes I purchased at Costco.  I am the plastic produce container HOARDER!!! I can’t help myself because they make amazing little greenhouses.  These are great craft ideas for kids who are homeschooled and anyone wanting to dabble in growing things.

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Stay tuned by subscribing to my blog or YouTube to see these babies grow. This crop should be ready in about 7-10 days.

You will Need

For this project recycle any plastic see-thru container you find in the produce department.  My favorites to use are the tomato packs from Costco.  Below the image, I have made a list of what you need for this project.  Don’t go crazy buying everything new because it is not necessary.

tomatoes from costco
    • Potting Soil – you can use a good seed starting material but I prefer using potting soil I use in my garden containers for vegetables and herbs. Purchase a large bag to use in your home garden for other projects.  Larger quantities are always a better deal.
    • Microgreen Seeds –  I have purchased many different varieties from Amazon, Johnnys Seed, and Botanical Interest Seeds. Most home garden seed companies sell MICROGREEN SEEDS.  
    • Recycled Container or Microgreen Container – Clean container and get all the stickers off so light can come through.  Make sure you have drainage holes in the bottom or sides.

Here are the seeds I used and recommend  in this video:

Spicy Salad Mix Microgreens on Amazon.

Resource Links

Here are a few helpful links that I personally trust when it comes to growing Microgreens.  I hope you will check them out and be sure to ask me more on my website or this post.

  • Microgreens nutrient Facts: ACS.org
  • GardenChat Facebook Group

UPDATE

This is a photo from day 4 as the first true leaves start to arrive.

microgreens in seed tray

By Day 10 I was able to harvest my first patch of microgreens from this project.

 
harvesting microgreens day 10

More About Microgreens On My Site:

Recipes

Be sure to check out a few of my favorite microgreen recipes here on my site.

Let’s Connect

Now is your chance to lay it on me. What do you think about Microgreens?  Have you grown them before?  I would love to hear from you so be sure to comment below with your thoughts.  My readers are also invited to comment on my contact page featured on this site.

Happy Microgreen Growing,

Bren Haas

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6 Responses

  1. Excellent content. Exciting to see someone else saving those seed sowers dream containers that come with veggies and fruit. Yes yes yes. I love this content. One suggestion for another hoarders item. Save the dark foam plastic flat meat trays. They fit perfectly under the up cycled planting containers to catch any water draining.

  2. Very interested in micro greens & what & where to buy. I liked this first posting.

  3. Thank you, Bren. Look forward to sharing my new experience, growing, Microgreens.

    1. I would love to hear about it. Please come back and share more with me as time allows. I am going to start some indoors today. Watch for a new video. These will be growing under lights in my home.

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Bren Haas is the creator of GardenChat which is the first online gardening social community using social media. Her website features gardening tips and tricks, recipes, travel ideas, product reviews, and social media how-to help from her personal and unique experiences.

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