Microgreens at home




In recent years, the popularity of microgreens among vegetarians and health food aficionados has increased dramatically, especially during the cold season when our quivering bodies need extra servings of vitamins. This product can be found on the shelves of many supermarkets and organic farming stores, or you can easily grow it in your window mini vegetable garden, and in the conditions of an urban apartment.
Unlike the usual leafy vegetables, the same dill or lettuce, which are cultivated in summer in beds and in winter in greenhouses, microgreens are young sprouts of any crop, usually cereals, spices and vegetables, which are in the phase of the seedling leaves. Only plants whose sprouts have a bitter taste, including nightshade tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and common beans, are not suitable for microgreens. That is, they are no longer sprouts of seeds, but also not yet full-fledged seedlings that have entered the stage of active vegetation.
As they write on https://tutknow.ru/garden_and_orchard/17401-4-sposoba-kak-vyraschivat-mikrozelen-v-domashnih-usloviyah.html, it takes from 10 to 20 days to get juicy microgreens, which, you will agree, is very convenient for organizing a “vitamin conveyor” at home. Another advantage of growing microgreens on a kitchen window sill or warm loggia is the absence of the need for contact with the ground. Usually such sprouts are grown on a substrate or a mat made of natural materials, such as linen, felt, coconut, jute, cellulose, etc.
Nowadays, it’s easy to buy all the necessary elements and fixtures for growing microgreens. Many suppliers of agricultural products have included in their assortment whole kits for germinating seeds, which include and planting containers (containers), and mats (substrates, substrates), and the planting material itself (seeds of individual crops, as well as mixes and all kinds of mixtures).
But since such kits cost quite a bit, the industrious vegetable gardeners with years of experience in growing seedling crops have had no problem finding a virtually free way to get microgreens. All you have to do is have the seeds of the plants you would like to grow. As a substrate for sprouting seeds you can take the cheapest toilet paper. The container for the sprouts can be transparent plastic containers of small size and trays, which are abundant after the consumption of many food products.

Posted on: 07.07

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