Are you looking for the Best Setup for Growing Microgreens Indoors?
Growing your own microgreens indoors during the winter months can be a rewarding and straightforward process with the right setup. Microgreens are baby greens versions of their mature counterparts. This means that the baby versions are ready to eat quicker AND they are even healthier, too.
There are lots of different types of microgreens but that’s another topic for another day. You can search seed catalogs to research the best microgreens to grow. Today, we are talking setting up your microgreens for success.
In this guide:
* I’ll share a step-by-step guide to help you choose a suitable growing space for growing microgreens indoors
* You’ll figure out the best environment for cultivating vibrant and nutritious microgreens in your home
* I’ll show you how to put your equipment to work to provide the best set up that will keep producing little greens for multiple harvests.
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Choosing the Right Location for Your Microgreens Garden
Whether you have a large space or a small space, you can set up your microgreens garden. The first order of business is to select a well-lit area with access to natural light. I like to find a space that has natural light if possible. A south-facing window is ideal but I’ve had good luck with North Facing window sills. My kitchen table is actually the best place in my home to grow indoors but of course with a busy family, that’s not the best spot.
Luckily, the right location for your microgreen garden does not require direct sunlight.
If Natural Light is limited, you can add in a light source to your set up. Invest in artificial light, such as a full-spectrum LED Grow Light. You want to place it on a sturdy table or plant table where it can grow safely and not get bumped. Position the lights about 2-4 inches above the trays and adjust the height as the microgreens grow.
Enhance the Growing Environment of your Microgreens Trays
Another cool thing about microgreens is that they don’t require “soil” to grow. You can grow microgreens hydroponically (in water), in your compost or in a peat/coco coir mixture. All mediums are an excellent way to grow a great crop of microgreens.
Fill each shallow tray with the chosen growing medium, leaving about an inch from the top of the container from the soil surface. Lightly press down the top of the soil to create a flat surface for the best quality bed for tiny seeds.
Another way you can manipulate the growing environment of your microgreens is to control the Humidity. Microgreens need high humidity. It’s always good to keep your spray bottle handy for keeping the plants moist and then using a dome to keep the moisture in.
Finally, Air Circulation is part of a great growing environment for Microgreens. Once the seeds have germinated, you can remove the cover and add in some air. Use a small oscillating fan for gentle air circulation. This helps strengthen the plants and reduces the risk of mold to your tiny plants.
Let’s talk more about how you’ll use your equipment to enhance the best set up possible.
Put Your Equipment to Work
Growing microgreen seeds in your own home is an awesome opportunity loaded with health benefits. And it really doesn’t have to be difficult. I’ll cover the basic things you need for growing microgreens successfully:
* Grow Mat
When you have your set up and your light system, choose the best space in your home to grow your favorite microgreens. I talk all about equipment in another post.
Go here to read all about the 12 best tools to have on hand with growing microgreens.
Enjoy Watching Your Microgreens Grow From the Comfort of Your Home
There are lots of benefits to growing your own food – Especially Microgreens. Microgreens is a great way to grow different varieties of healthy leafy greens to add into your delicious salad mixes and recipes.
I hope this helps you to have a better knowledge of set up for your microgreen garden.
~ Much Love ~
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