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What Lights Do I Need to Grow Microgreens?

June 30, 2020 0 min read 0 Comments

The good news about microgreens is that they do well under a variety of light sources. This means it is easy to start where you are and add on as your needs and your available funds increase. A few trays in a sunny window for the home grower, up through multiple vertical rack systems with dedicated growing lights for commercial production.
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Reusing Spent Trays of Cut Microgreens

June 18, 2020 2 min read 0 Comments

After your microgreens are cut, what do you do with the spent (harvested) tray? The leftover roots, stems, and growing media can be used to augment your growing or homesteading efforts in a number of ways.
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10 of the Tastiest Ways to Enjoy Microgreens

June 04, 2020 3 min read 0 Comments

Looking to step up your culinary game at home with fresh, nutritious microgreens?Microgreens can bring a surprising amount of flavor, texture, and color to dishes. If you just grew your first tray, or need some new microgreen recipe ideas to share with your customers, then you'll find some of our favorites here.

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Microgreens- How to Combat and Prevent Mold

June 02, 2020 4 min read 0 Comments

"Mold or root hairs?" has to be one of the most common questions new growers have when growing their first tray of microgreens.  There are however some distinct differences.
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How to Use Humidity Domes When Starting Seeds

May 09, 2020 3 min read 0 Comments

Starting up seeds for this year's garden? Here is the lowdown on the humidity dome debate when starting seeds in cell trays or starting a tray of microgreens. Humidity domes are a useful tool to use during germination, often used in conjunction with heat mats
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Watering Microgreens - Which Method is Best?

January 07, 2020 2 min read 0 Comments

Nick & Nathan from On the Acre in Houston, TX discuss differentwatering methods for microgreens.  Learn about flood and drain and why they prefer to bottom-water their microgreen trays. 
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Stacking trays of Microgreens

January 07, 2020 2 min read 0 Comments

Nick & Nathan from On the Acre in Houston, TX discuss stacking microgreens trays and how stacking helps to increase germination rates..
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Crafting a Chef's Palate With Edible Flowers, Herbs and Microgreens

January 07, 2020 2 min read 0 Comments

Nick & Nathan from On the Acre in Houston, TX discuss growing microgreens and edible flowers for chefs.  
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Growing Microgreens for Chef's and Bartenders

January 07, 2020 4 min read 0 Comments

Nick & Nathan from On the Acre in Houston, TX discuss how to sell microgreens to chefs. They provide insight on how to approach chefs, grow for chefs, and which microgreens for chefs request in this exclusive interview
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Microgreens and When to to Use a Blackout Dome

January 07, 2020 3 min read 0 Comments

Nick and Nathan from On the Acre discuss microgreens growing and when to use a blackout dome.
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Microgreen Germination and Seeds FAQ

January 07, 2020 4 min read 0 Comments

Nick & Nathan from On the Acre in Houston, TX discuss germinating microgreen trays, stacking trays, blackout domes. 
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Microgreen Growing Frustrations

January 07, 2020 4 min read 0 Comments

 Nick & Nathan from On the Acre in Houston, TX some of the lessons they have learned while owning a microgreen's business and ways they have grown from early mistakes.  For more advanced microgreens business training, visit our Urban Farm Academy Business of Microgreens course. 
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Favorite Microgreens of Chef's & Bartenders

January 07, 2020 2 min read 0 Comments

Nick & Nathan from On the Acre in Houston, TX discuss growing microgreens for chefs and bartenders.  Learn what microgreens are On the Acre's top-sellers and most requested microgreens by chefs and bartenders.  
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Microgreens & Soaking Seeds - When & Why

January 07, 2020 2 min read 0 Comments

Nick & Nathan from On the Acre in Houston, TX discuss the soaking microgreen seeds for better germination and discuss their method of soaking and straining seeds. 
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Microgreens & Growing Media

January 07, 2020 3 min read 0 Comments

Nick & Nathan from On the Acre in Houston, TX discuss growing mediums used for growing microgreens and what to consider when choosing what will work in your operation.  
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Resources for Growing Microgreens

December 17, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

Have microgreen growing questions?  Check out this microgreens resource guide. We have compiled a list of helpful blogs ,videos, and links to help get you started growing your own microgreens.
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What Can Microgreens Do for Your Health?

September 14, 2017 3 min read 0 Comments

Microgreens are a trending topic these days.  Are they all they're cracked up to be?  As a grower myself, I was interested to find out the truth.
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Growing Microgreens 101

August 28, 2017 9 min read 0 Comments

Microgreens are rapidly emerging as an added-value ingredient in kitchens and restaurants. Chefs love to use them to enhance the flavor and appearance of their plates. Microgreen's short turnaround from seeding to harvest allows for a great opportunity to learn systems quickly. 
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Top Ten Microgreens

July 20, 2017 6 min read 0 Comments

Microgreens are easy to grow, quick to produce, and require only a small investment.  Although they are “micro”, their nutritional values can be through the roof.  You will find a wide range of flavors among them.  Here is list of the top ten microgreens to grow and why we love them.

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How to Grow Microgreens

May 01, 2017 6 min read 0 Comments

Microgreens are 'baby plants', growing to only 1–3 inches tall when harvested. This can take anywhere from 1-3 weeks depending on the type. Similar to sprouts, they are a concentrated nutrient source and are packed with beneficial enzymes. Sometimes the terms sprouts and microgreens are used interchangeably, but there are some key differences. 

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The Ultimate Microgreen Cheat Sheet

January 13, 2017 7 min read 0 Comments

We are frequently asked if there are any comprehensive resources for growing microgreens.  We always found information to be quite scattered and lacking key pieces of information.  This guide was put together as a means to help all microgreen growers find the necessary information for growing over different 30 varieties.

 

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Hydroponic Pad Selection for Microgreens

January 13, 2017 2 min read 0 Comments

What growing media works best for hydroponic microgreens.  We discuss some of the substrates available on the market and how to use them.
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