We’ve compiled a microgreens list of resources to help you throughout your growing journey. From books to packaging supplies to grow lights, it’s critical to ensure that you have all of the resources that can help.
Microgreens Books and Magazines
Growing microgreens can be difficult if you’re a beginner. The microgreens list of books include the best reading material to help you with any questions along the way.
This book is perfect for those who want to learn how to grow microgreens such as arugula, basil, purple cabbage, chard, radishes, and more. If you’re a beginner to growing microgreens, then this is the perfect book to get started!
If you’re wanting to take your microgreens growing skills even further, then check out this book by Matthew Braunstein. He provides a detailed explanation on how to select seeds with soil and the process behind effective temperature, lighting, and ventilation. This book is perfect for those with small or large-scale growing operations.
This is another great book with detailed explanations on how to grow over 30 different kinds of microgreens. Hill discusses which containers to use to store microgreens, how to store the bounty, and even provides a plethora of recipes to choose from to use for your microgreens!
If you’re growing microgreens at home, it’s essential to know how to package your microgreens. It’s important to make sure your microgreens are not wet before storing as this can cause them to rot faster. Plastic clam shells are a great resource to use to package smaller quantities of microgreens. If you’re growing larger amounts of microgreens, then check out these Keep It Fresh bags on Amazon. You can store a lot of microgreens safely and efficiently.
Choosing the right grow lights is one of the most important decisions when growing microgreens. There are many different types of energy-efficient models online. You can choose from LED lights, fluorescent lights, and others. Companies such as Kind LED and Active Grow have a great selection of lights to choose for your microgreens.
Aside from your local garden centers, there are many seed sources available at your fingertips. The following sources are known to ship good quality seeds all over the U.S..
True Leaf Market in Utah: True Leaf sells over 200 microgreens and you can purchase their seeds in 4 gram packers all the way up to 25 pounds. They provide plenty of detailed information about each seed and are very informative when it comes to microgreens growing.
Johnny’s Selected Seeds in Maine: Johnny’s Selected Seeds prides themselves on their seed quality and they only serve commercial growers.
High Mowing Organic Seeds in Vermont: High Mowing Organic Seeds started in 1996 and prides itself on its ability to sell 100% certified organic seeds. They carry over 30 microgreen varieties, and you can purchase 1/4 lb packages up to 40 pounds depending on your operation.
Soil can be very expensive and inefficient to ship. Look to see what kind of quality soils you have locally either at Lowe’s or garden centers. If you aren’t able to get any of the soils that we recommend, try to find one with similar ingredients.
Fox Farm (Ocean Forest Blend, Happy Frog) www.foxfarm.com
Power Flower available at www.plantitearth.com
Vermont Compost www.vermontcompost.com
For trays, lids, heat mats, and anything else that you might need, check out: