MicroGreens are more and more popular in food preparation. There is a question that arise from it :
MicroGreens what is it ?
Definition: MicroGreens (micro greens) are a tiny form of young edible greens produced from vegetable, herb or other plants. They range in size from 1″ to 1 ½” long, including the stem and leaves. Young shoots have a stronger taste than the vegetable and contain more nutrients than the mature version. A MicroGreen has a single central stem which has been cut just above the soil line during harvesting. The harvest time varies between 7 and 14 days depending on the kinds of MicroGreens used.
Some advantages !!!!
- Fresh, they are harvested and consumed immediately if harvest at home
- Support digestion
- Contains vitamins and enzymes
- Contains fibers
- Contains essential fatty acids
- Contains protein
- Contains 4 to 6 times more nutrients than the mature vegetable
- They are free of chemical fertilizers and pesticide residues.
A little Warning
It is important not to make the culture of tomato, potatoees and rhubard MicroGreens since their ingestion could lead to poisoning.
How to grow ?
Method 1: In pots or potting soil
- Step 1: Soak seeds from 12 to 24 hours.
- Step 2 : Drop in a very tight rank on a damp soil, compressed slightly, about 3 cm thick.
- Step 3 : Cover with a transparent lid or with a plastic film. Some suggest also to put a fabric directly on the seed and spray them.
- Step 4 : When sprouts begin to grow, remove the lid and place the container in bright light, in front of a window facing south, if possible.
- Step 5 : Moisten the soil regularly. We must avoid subjecting planting to direct sunlight at noon.
- Step 6 : When the shoots exhibit their first true leaves, it’s time to pick them. Ideally, 24 hours before the gathering, watered well. Then we cut the rods at the base using scissors.
Warning: If your shoots wither and become thin is that they lack light. In this case, artificial lighting will be required.
Method 2: Interior Garden
- Step 1 : Insert screen into tray (not needed for residential model or soil free grow mat
- Step 2 : Choose soil, soil-free grow mat or Premier HP Soil
- Step 3 : Put soil in tray and smooth (fill from ½ to ¾ if using soil)
- Step 4 : Seed evenly with shaker
- Step 5 : Secure humidity dome
- Step 6 : Place tray on shelf in cultivator. Let the automatic functions of the device do their job.
- Step 7 : Harvest what you sowed.