Let’s begin by covering the basics when growing microgreens. But first, what are microgreens? They are rapidly emerging as a value-added ingredient in sandwiches and salads as a natural spice, or just to give both the palate and the plate a little extra zest. A number of experts go to the extent of saying that they are higher in vitamins, lutein, and many other nutrients. [...]
Microgreens are mini versions of plants, vegetables, and even herbs that you are already probably aware of. You may be wondering why anyone would want to grow a miniature version of a plant, and if it will fill your stomach and plate in the same way. The fact of the matter is that microgreens are speedier to grow, more nutritious, and can be cultivated indoors or outdoors, all year round. It is the ultimate food if you wish to be self-sufficient.
It is true that you can throw any uncalculated amount of microgreen seed on a soil mix, and microgreens will inevitably grow. But we need to consider if those microgreens will be the healthiest and most nutritious plants possible. We also need to conduct this activity without wasting space, soil, and time. [..]
Microgreens are quite easy to grow and quick to produce. The best part is that they require only a minimal investment. Although they may be “micro,” their nutritional values can be through the roof. You will be pleased to find a wide range of flavors among them.
You must have come across the term blackout period while reading articles about growing microgreens. Perhaps you have read the term in seed catalogs or product listings in online stores. Blackout period is a vague term in that it’s talked about in passing but never fully explained. Many authors assume their readers are well-versed about it, not elaborating on it.
One of the most important factors while growing microgreens is the light you use. To become a successful indoor grower on a larger scale, you need to be well-aware regarding this factor.