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Broccoli Microgreens: Inchworm Microgreens Update

Here is a quick update on Inchworm Microgreens.

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Pea Shoots: Microgreens

Here is a quick update on my microgreens. My first test tray of pea shots is ready for harvest. They taste great. I can’t wait to get more trays of these going.

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Inchworm Microgreens

This is the introduction to my microgreens garden and small, micro-farm business. Microgreens are similar to sprouts except they are grown in soil. They are harvested before the plants reach their first truth leaves. You may have seen them if you had cut your own sunflower sprouts from a tray at a co-op.

Why microgreens? The answer is that they provide great flavor and they are packed with nutrients. Microgreens make great additions to salads, sandwiches, and garnishes for soups and entrees. Part of the idea comes out of the fact that I have no land to farm. I am calling my “farm” Inchworm Microgreens for a fun play on the size of my farm which currently consists of eight trays. I am growing curly cress, arugula, basil, cilantro, red kale, yellow beets, speckled pea, and broccoli.

Setting up the trays and seeds, making sure I label and weight the seeds

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Filling up the trays with a good coverages of seeds

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Close up of seed coverage

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Trays stacked up with paper towel cover

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Weights and Measures

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All eight trays are seeded, labeled, and covered with paper towel to be watered

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Finished trays with plastic top

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