Grow Microgreens at Home

VideoBroccoli Microgreens

- Use mixed broccoli sprouting seeds from Mumm's seeds.

- 1 tablespoon of seeds for the tray.

- Gently pat an inch of moist seed starting soil-free (peat based) potting mix in a shallow seeding tray with drainage holes.

- Sow the seeds evenly and thickly (but not overlapping) on top of the mix. Cover the seeds lightly with more moist seed starting mix.

- Mist the seeds with water twice a day. Once they sprout, usually by day 4, water only from below.

- Place the tray in a sunny window as soon as the seeds have sprouted.

- Put them under artificial lights for a few hours each day in the winter, to top up the sunlight. If the temperature rises a few degrees above freezing, give them a little afternoon sun outside.

-I run a fan across the seedlings for 10 minutes each day. Maybe not necessary....

Low February light = under lights for a few hours each evening.
-As the greens grow, water them only from below and drain the water off, each day. Keep the potting mix damp but not soggy.

-Harvest starting on the 8-9th day following sowing, or earlier if you prefer. Cut them well above the potting mix, with scissors.

-They taste delicious when tender and have a stronger flavor as they age. I harvest them when they are young, before the first true leaves have developed.

-Wash them well, and rinse in a fine strainer.

-Use them immediately in salads, sandwiches, smoothies, pastas. Best to use them right away. Harvest as needed and use fresh.

-View my video above, to see the action.

Broccoli microgreens on pasta

Sunning in February in Edmonton.