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How to Disinfect Seeds Before Planting and Sprouting
There are a few different and effective ways to disinfect seeds. The three most commonly recommended and effective treatments for sanitizing seeds are hydrogen peroxide, calcium hypochlorite or vinegar. The best method for you to use will often depend on the planned end use ...
Melted Havarti Sandwich with Microgreens & Apricot Preserves
This sweet and savory melted havarti sandwich with microgreens & apricot preserves is a tasty and healthy meal that can be served hot or cold. It’s the PERFECT sandwich for spring or summer! Pack this sandwich to your next picnic to enjoy a dish packed full o...
The common practice of stacking microgreen trays is useful for encouraging even germination and saving space in the grow room. Following a few best practices and the optional sterilizing procedure can help you to get consistent results when growing microgreens at any s...
6 Common Microgreen Problems and How to Solve Them
It happens to every grower at some point, that tray of microgreens that just doesn’t germinate evenly. Why does this happen? There are a number of possible causes of spotty trays. In order to fix the problem you’ll need to diagnose it first.
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, th...
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.
To start a microgreens farm, you will need racks, lights, trays, and climate control like heat/AC, fans, and a dehumidifier. You will also need to invest in ongoing supplies like seeds, packaging/labels, and your growing medium.
Research local restaurants, caterers, and event spaces in your area and arrange to meet. Also, find out if you have a local farmers' market in your area.
The best way to manage mold on microgreens is prevention. If you have microgreens that are contaminated with mold, the best thing to do is toss out the microgreens, sanitize your trays, and correct any issues in your growing area.
Some places may require specific licenses or insurance for operating a food-related business, so check with your town, state, or local agencies.