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Beginner's Guide To Grow Nutritious Microgreens at Home

by aditya abhishek


Microgreens are young, tender greens that are harvested just after they have sprouted, and they are becoming increasingly popular for home gardeners because of nutritive value.

Select Seeds

You can buy arugula, radish, beet, and wheatgrass seeds for growing microgreens. Make sure that seeds are of high quality & disease resistant. 


Grow microgreens in any container that is at least 1-2 inches deep. Plastic or ceramic trays work well. Make sure to have drainage holes at the bottom of the container. 

Potting Mix

Prepare potting mix with 40% soil + 40% cocopeat + 20% compost. Make sure to mix them well before use. Fill the containers with potting mix. 

Sowing Seeds

Sprinkle seeds on the top of potting mix, press seeds lightly & cover them with thin layer of potting mix and apply water gently. 

Cover Seeds

Cover your container with a clear plastic lid or plastic wrap to create a mini greenhouse. This will help keep the soil moist and warm, which will encourage the seeds to germinate.

Maintain Moisture

Check your seeds daily to make sure they are staying moist. You can water them as needed, but be careful not to overwater. After germination, remove the cover. 


Your microgreens should be ready to harvest in about 1-2 weeks. To harvest, simply snip the greens with a pair of scissors, leaving about an inch of stem.

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