Red Mizuna microgreens - Gilė Sprout

Sprouting Instructions

Red Mizuna microgreens

Hello everybody,

Let me introduce you to another brassica family member – red mizuna. It is native to Japan and has been growing since ancient times. It is one of the most useful and fastest-growing salad plants, growing almost anywhere, anytime, tolerating heat, cold and wet soils. Anything except dry. So check the moisture level regularly and you will grow red mizuna microgreens without any problems.

Step 1: Choosing seeds (Day 1)

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Choose organic raw red mizuna seeds. You don’t need to soak them. Although soaking may speed up the germination process, we prefer not to. Because of the small size, it would be difficult to scatter them evenly on soil.

 

Step 2: Medium and tray preparation (Day 1)

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For red mizuna microgreens growing we will use soil. Our trays and saucers are made from very durable plastic so we will use them as many times as we want after harvesting these microgreens. The ground layer in a tray should be about 3-4 centimeters. Sprinkle the soil before scatering seeds.

Step 3: Planting and covering (Day 1)

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Scatter mizuna seeds thickly over the moist soil. Seeds should beautifully cover the ground, but not be one on top of another. Water them again with sprayer. Watering is needed every day. The earth should be neither dry nor too wet.

Cover the tray with another tray or using a simple plastic wrap from your kitchen and make many small holes in it or use the special lid for microgreens growing until the seeds are sprouted. Red Mizuna germinate best in a dark.

Step 4: Checking humidity level,progress and uncovering (day 2-4)

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Check the moisture level daily. And watch them grow!

After 3-4 days, when red mizuna starts to grow, take off the lid and move the tray onto a sunny window sill or a LED shelf.

Step 5: Growing and watering (Day 5-7)

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If you are using our shelf with grow LED lights, do not forget that plants also need to sleep. Keep the lights on for 14-16 hours a day or just turn it off when you go to bed and turn on in the morning. Do not forget to water your plants. Best in the morning. Young sprouts should be sprayed and older plants should be sprayed and sprinkled.

Step 6: Harvesting and eating (Day 8)

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On the 7th to 12th day of cultivation, fresh red mizuna microgreens can already be enjoyed. We suggest you taste them every day and decide when the taste is the best for you. It is recommended to use kitchen scissors for cutting. Cut over the ground. You can cut them as much as you need for one day or cut them all and keep in the refrigerator like any other salad in a plastic bag or container.

I hope it was the same easy for you to grow these microgreens as it was for me. If you are wondering what kind of shelves with LED grow lights we are using – check them here. And also do not forget that for the best possible growing experience you need organic red mizuna seeds with great germination rate.

Good luck everybody!

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