Different types of microgreens seeds

Updated: Apr 25


This blog will highlight a range of microgreens seeds that can be grown indoors. There are many varieties that can be experimented with. While there are a few different methods used to grow microgreens, our experience is with using high quality microgreens pad.

Brassicaceae family

(Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, watercress, radish and arugula)

Arugula

Growing Advice

* Can germinate in temperatures as low as 45 degrees F.

* Easy and fast crop to grow.

* Seeds are relatively cheap.

* Make sure you use the right amount of seeds.

Harvesting Advice

* Normally quick and simple to harvest.

* Shortage of air flow makes this crop vulnerable to rot.

Asteraceae family

(Lettuce, endive, chicory and radicchio)

Endive

Growing Advice

* Germinate and grow in cold conditions.

* Over seeding can lead to stunted growth

* pH sensitive, so please keep it under 7.

Harvesting Advice

* Due to how close endive grows to the medium, use a microgreens pad.

* Endive doesn't produce a long stem like other seedlings but instead stays short and wide, so you'll want to harvest close to the microgreens pad.

Apiaceae family

(Dill, carrot, fennel and celery)

Celery

Growing Advice

* Keep celery in consistent temperatures.

* Celery is a slow grower. It can be slow to germinate and slow to mature. * Because of it's small cotyledons it is a crop you will definitely want to grow to its true leaf stage.

* A intricate crop, celery can be easily stunted. Optimal conditions are compromised, it can turn yellow and stop growing.

* pH sensitive, so please keep it under 7.

Harvesting Advice

* Harvest close to the medium.

* Celery micros are compact and extremely lightweight.

* Harvest below the cotyledons to make sure you are cutting the entire seedling with its true leaf.

Amaryllidaceae family

(Garlic, onion, leek)

Leek

Growing Advice

* Rinse your seeds to remove dust or debris.

* Soak your seeds for 8-12 hrs. before germination.

Harvesting Advice

* Harvest them close to medium.

* Transfer the microgreens to a plastic bag or clam shell before refrigeration.

Amaranthaceae family

(Amaranth, quinoa, swiss chard, beet and spinach)

Amaranth

Growing Advice

* Keep celery in consistent temperatures.

* You can harvest it at the cotyledon stage or allow it to mature and grow true leaves for a different texture.

* Amaranth is a summer crop and prefers the heat, avoid growing it in the winter months.

* Grown as a grain in dry climates, amaranth doesn't like constant soil saturation.

Harvesting Advice

* Harvest close to medium.

* Amaranth is very lightweight and is generally used solely as a slash of color rather than adding to the weight of a mix.

Cucurbitaceae family

(Melon, cucumber and squash)

Melon

Growing Advice

* Keep medium between 80-90 degrees F.

* Once seed germinate, lower medium temp.

Harvesting Advice

* Harvest close to medium

* Transfer the microgreens to a plastic bag or clam shell before refrigeration.

Cereals such as rice, oats, wheat, corn and barley, as well as legumes like chickpeas, beans and lentils, are also sometimes grown into microgreens.

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