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Microgreens

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by Dave's Not Here, Jul 23, 2017.

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    Dave's Not Here

    Dave's Not Here Well-Known Member

    Anyone here mess with growing them? I've just started dabbling in them a little, here's a tray of pea shoots I just harvested. I probably could have used 2-3x as much seed, I think I used 100 grams of seed and yielded around 150 grams of product. Nice to throw in salads.

    I ordered some more seeds, sunflower and radish and just planted a tray of Buckwheat to test. From what I understand with the pea and sunflower you should be able to yield about 1-1.5lbs per tray if you use enough seed, and the radish around a lb.

    The micros sound like they fetch a pretty good price and I'd like to start selling them at the Farmers Markets for $3 an oz to $20 or so a lb. and maybe pickup some restaurant business... and make some money selling little bags of green stuff. :-)

    I just grew these under a single CFL bulb (I had 2 trays under 2 CFL bulbs). I'm going to setup a proper 4 shelf setup with 4ft fluorescent shop lights that should do 16 trays at a time.

    Seeds I've been getting from a site called Mvseeds which look to be about the cheapest on most things.

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    farmerfischer

    farmerfischer Well-Known Member

    I'm considering growing bean sprouts. Those things are tasty l.
     
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    Dave's Not Here

    Dave's Not Here Well-Known Member

    I've considered some bean sprouts too but it sounds like there's more of a chance of breeding some salmonella. I think there are some guidelines one can follow to reduce the chance of that sort of thing though.
     
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    farmerfischer

    farmerfischer Well-Known Member

    Good point .. Salmonella is no joke .
     
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    farmerfischer

    farmerfischer Well-Known Member

    Good point.. Samonella is no joke..
     
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    TexasT

    TexasT Member

    I made these after watching some Vids on YouTube by Mr duzee1
    you fill the top with coco coir and seed. The grey things are old cotton tee shirt to wick the water up from the bottom. The seed and put another thin layer of coco coir on top and cover for three days. Then set them in the sun. I'm on the second day covered. Will post pix when it sprouts. I did lettuce, some okra, and cilantro to start. I have some chive seeds to try and some pok Choi and beet seeds ordered to get on some more bins I bought.
     
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    TexasT

    TexasT Member

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    got them at the dollar tree. And I found the shammy to try on the next ones.
    I have high hopes. We will see what they produce.
     
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