Pre-soaking may speed up the germination process to all seeds but for small-sized seeds we do not recommend soaking because it would be difficult to spread wet seeds evenly on soil. All bigger seeds can be soaked. For sunflowers, buckwheat, pea and lentils pre-soaking are very important. Also, there are seeds that do not need soaking. It is mucilaginous seeds -cress, arugula, chia, flax, basil.
Question: What is the difference between sprouts and microgreens?
Sprouts typically grow in water and you eat root and seed, in microgreens you typically eat a stem and first leaves.
Question: My crops are wilting, am I doing something wrong?
Wilt usually is caused by under-watering or excessive heat.
Question: What are your favorite microgreens?
Our favorite is a sunflower. We also like the pea, kale cabbage and mustard but you should try all of them and choose your favorite.
Question: What are the easiest microgreens to grow?
Usually, the brassica family is among the easiest. These include broccoli and cabbages. The mustard and radish families are also very easy to grow.
Question: How long does it take for microgreens to grow?
Depending on seeds selected most microgreens take about 2-3 days to germinate and about 7-21 days to be ready for harvest.
Question: How long can microgreens last once they have been harvested?
After harvesting, microgreens should be placed in the refrigerator. They usually last at least 5-7 days.
Question: Do Microgreens Regrow After Cutting?
Most microgreens do not regrow but varieties such as the pea, onion, and leeks can be harvested a few times before they run out.
Question: Some parts of my crop are rotting, how to stop it?
Avoid sowing seeds too densely and try not to over-water them. These are the most common reasons that make your microgreens rot.
A: Yes, every light produces heat. It does not matter if the light comes from a bulb, diode or a star – they all produce heat. But LED grow lights produce considerably less heat than other lights.
Question: How important are growing lights?
A: Your microgreens will need to be exposed to light at the right time. Direct sunlight is fine but if it is not summer it might be not enough sunlight. Our LED grow lights consume only a little electricity, produce very little heat and give plants the right spectrum light for growing. We can not get greener and more healthy plants even with direct sunlight in summer. So the answer is obvious – growing lights are very important.