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Microgreens- seed packet

Microgreens are mini versions of plants, many seed types can be grown as microgreens.
Drawing of four different types of microgreens

Grow indoors. Eat while plants are still small.

Days to Harvest
10 to 14
Best Container Size
Flat, clean, 2 to 3 inches deep with drainage holes

1 Pre-soak large seeds (e.g., sunflower, peas) overnight for quick, even sprouting.
2 Moisten potting soil and place at least 1.5 inches into a container (recycled berry, milk or mushroom containers work great).
3 Smooth the soil surface flat. Evenly sprinkle seeds closely together onto the soil. Gently press the seeds into the soil surface.
4 Mist the soil so that its damp but no water is seeping out of the drainage holes. Cover the container to block light out and create a humid chamber. Aluminum foil or a dinner plate work well. Check and mist every 12 hours.
5 Once seeds have sprouted (around 3 to 4 days), uncover the container and place in a bright window or under a desk or grow lamp.
6 Check moisture daily and mist if surface is dry. Rotate container to keep greens growing straight.

Growing Tips

Some types to grow

Mild: Peas, Sunflower, Broccoli, Chia, Kale, Cabbage, Kohlrabi, Mizuna, Bok choy, Tatso.  

A Little Spicy: Radish such as Daikon, Arugula, Mustard greens, Cress.  

Big Flavors or Bright Colors: Cilantro*, Sorrel (lemony), Borage (cucumber flavor), Dark Opal basil*, Rainbow/Ruby Red chard*, Garnet amaranth.*  

*These might take a little longer to grow but are worth the wait! 

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Last updated: Jan 08, 2021
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