From Day 1 of our microgreen journey, I recognized that one of the keys to great crops was how you placed the seeds. The placement of the seeds and time to grow dictated the crop that you would get.
Microgreens go from seed to harvest in a very short time frame, generally 1-3 weeks before they would start to grow out to become baby greens. Also note that we took some harvested microgreen trays and placed them in a container garden and grew out fine crops of baby greens. The spacing for the baby greens was far larger as the crop naturally thinned out from a fully harvested tray. Finally, taking some plants that grew out further and planting them by themselves led to fully developed plants (see photos below of all three stages).
All of this taken from the same seeds that we used to plant our microgreens. This has led to our first new product that we call the Microgreen Seeder (we may be renaming this before final release). We will provide more details tomorrow in the next installment of our blog ...
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