Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Learning About Mustard Microgreens

I have found that microgreens grow best when the temperature is between 75 and 85 degrees. According to the national weather service, summer temperatures have been on the rise for over a decade. Excessive heat has caused me problems in the past so I intend to combat the issue by applying more water directly to the plant during the day.

Check your soil first, you don’t want to overwater your microgreens. This summer I will be adding a second method, a sunblock shade cloth for plant cover. This will be very useful on days when those relentless heat waves cause leaves to wilt and in some cases die.
Microgreens are easy to grow and can be harvested in about two weeks. They can be used in salads, soups, and stews. Growing microgreens with your kids is a great way to introduce them to gardening.
Seeds commonly used to grow microgreens are amaranth, basil, beets, broccoli, cabbage, celery, chard, chervil, coriander/cilantro, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard, parsley, peas, radish, rocket/arugula, spinach, and sorrel.
Reference The Micro Gardener

Here are five links that provide excellent advice on how to grow your own microgreens!

Easy Guide to Growing Microgreens - The Micro Gardener

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