As a gardener, one of the coolest challenges that I have had to overcome is how to make my microgreens grow to be as big as they can be. This is because when I first discovered these plants, they did not look all that huge. When I tried to plant them in the garden and bring them into my home, I was surprised to find out how inadequate they were for what I was trying to accomplish. In this article, I will highlight some great tips on growing microgreens using tissue paper and hydroponic nutrients.
The very first thing that I needed to do to develop the proper environment for growing microgreens was to properly space the plants apart from each other. You cannot plant microgreens together, regardless of whether you use a trellis or stakes to support them. The best solution would be to use a small space of approximately a foot between each one. You will also want to spread out the microgreens across the area where they will be planted by ensuring there is plenty of drainage in the area. Hydroponics experts recommend using a misting bottle to distribute mist throughout the growing medium.
After finding the appropriate growing site, it is time to get the tissue paper and get started. You will want to spread out the tissue paper on the bottom surface of the growing medium. Make sure that your plant has access to light, but ensure that it is not exposed to direct sun rays as this can destroy the roots.
When growing microgreens with tissue paper, you need to make certain that there are no overhanging branches or any other type of obstruction that can prevent your plant from getting all the sunlight it needs. Once you have ensured proper coverage of the growing medium, you will then begin to roll the tissue paper up tightly. This should be done over again until the microgreen is completely covered. Once microgreens are fully covered, cover them with more tissue paper and do the same thing for the second half of the growing medium.
Microgreens can be used for just about any plant that you wish to grow, but they are particularly well suited to small growing plants and seeds. There is nothing worse than trying to harvest a plant because it withered due to lack of sunlight. Harvesting microgreens is a cinch too if you have a stand that provides you with some height above your growing microgreens. Simply roll the last of the tissue paper over the plant and you can harvest your microgreen like a pro.
A great place to grow microgreens is at the top of a pot or container. If you have a large growing container with lots of space for growing microgreens, you can use the top to provide support for your growing micro green plants. Microgreens love the amount of sunlight that they receive and they don’t have to struggle to get enough light. Growing microgreens indoors can be very beneficial as well, especially if you have very little space to work with. In a large growing container, all of your microgreens can get the needed light they need.
When you purchase a micro green planter, make sure that it has holes drilled in it. This will allow air to flow through the planters and will help your plants to remain healthier. Also make sure that you purchase a planter that has good drainage. Some microgreens don’t drain well and this can cause them to rot. You don’t want your whole plant to die either so purchasing a planter with drainage is important.
There are several benefits of growing microgreens inside of your home. Most people find that this type of plant is very easy to care for. Microgreen growing instructions are usually pretty clear and easy to follow. All you really need to do is put the tissue paper over your growing microgreens and just water the plant. They don’t require a lot of special care and taking very little care is all you need to do to ensure that your plant will thrive.