Microgreen are young sprouts, which are ready for harvesting in 7 to 10 days in average. Each sprout consists of roots, stem and leaves (pair of cotyledons leaves and sometimes true leaves in addition).
For growing microgreens, I use hydroponic method (without soil).
I used seeds from four species of plants. I put numbers on my cake box.
- Numbers from 1-3 are seeds of Eruca sativa
- Numbers from 4-6 are seeds of Brassica oleracea
- Numbers from 7-9 are seeds of Raphanus sativus
- Numbers from 10-12 are seeds of Ocimum basilicum
The conditions for all species were the same.
I took a plastic box from cake and cotton disks 1/2 of thickness. The cotton is necessary to keep sprouts in upright posture and hold a water a little bit longer.
For keeping microgreens in moisture and warm conditions, I used a cover, but I did the little holes underneath the cover.
During the first two days, I put my construction on warm floor in my bathroom and ventilated them approximately several hours per day.
The first sing of germination has appeared.
I checked the sprouts attitude to dry conditions, because it is so easy to miss time when they should be watered. In the stage of germination, it caused a disorder in development of roots to all seeds, except Raphanus sativus. The dark roots are visible at the photo.
Seeds are growing.
- Dring up the cotton is not acceptable.
- Thickness in 1/2 cotton dick is not enough
- Rot appears on 10 day