Guide To Growing Your Microgreens
Microgreens are another name for any edible plant that is harvested and eaten at the seedling stage.
Singapore, with its humid and sunny weather, presents a perfect climate for growing micro greens year round. All you need is good light with adequate moisture to grow a whole range of wonderful flavours in just a week or two. Almost all the microgreens we offer are not available in supermarkets here.
Here's a step-by-step guide to growing your microgreens.
Materials Required (Our Starter Kit has all the necessary materials to get you going)
- Flat shallow tray/container
- Geotextile material or equivalent to line the tray
- Good soil-less, peat-based Potting Mix
- Microgreen seeds of your choice
- Water spray
Line your tray with a geotextile material to help soak and draw excess water and stop the potting mix from falling through. Next, fill your tray to the top with the potting mix.
Depending on what you are sowing, spread the seeds evenly and thinly across the potting mix. For tiny seeds like Amaranth, Basil, Alfalfa, & Radish, you might want to use a recycled herb bottle/container as a seed sprinkler (this helps spread the seeds evenly). Press the seeds into the potting mix.
Spray the seeds with water to keep them from dislodging. Lastly, cover the seeds lightly with potting mix. This is important for the germination process. As soon as the seeds start to germinate, place them in an area with maximum light to prevent the seedlings becoming weak and spindly.
Spray your microgreens once or twice a day, ensuring that your potting mix remains moist at all times. Harvest times depends on the type of microgreens you are growing. To harvest, simply use a pair of scissors and snip about 1 cm above the soil.
Make sure your seeds are sowed evenly and thinly for good germination
This tray of microgreens are ready for harvest.
The stems of these microgreens are weak and spindly due to insufficient light during the germination process.