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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 AcademyBusiness of Microgreenscourse.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.