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Microgreens Kit (Cocopeat + Vermiculite)

195 EGP

Description

Starter Tools:

  • 2 Packs of seedling mixture (Growing Media)

  • 2 Packs of premium seeds

  • A box with a lid to provide the required humid environment

 

Microgreens!!

Microgreens are very young plants, with a length of between 5 and 15 cm, depending on the seeds type.

Microgreens are a miniature version of whole vegetables grown from the seeds of mature plants that we often see in the market.

Despite their small size, one of the main benefits of microgreens is their high concentration of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making them a great addition to any meal.

Some studies showed that when comparing equal amounts of microgreens and a mature plant of the same type, microgreens contain twice as many nutrients, vitamins, and salts as the large plant, estimated at about 40 times.

Microgreens have unique and exciting tastes that can add great value to various dishes.

The method of reproduction of the plant is through seeds, so it is natural for the plant to produce new seeds, which contain within them the embryo that carries the special genetic characteristics of that plant.

There is also a large stock of nutrients present in a very concentrated manner inside that small seed, but the human body cannot eat and digest that seed directly to obtain the nutritional value inside,

Therefore, we seed the seed in which the embryo is inside, in suitable conditions for germination, such as light, heat and humidity, so that the embryo begins to be active and transforms the elements into another form that is easier to digest.

So green parts and small plants known as microgreens begin to appear, so that all the elements of the seed are present in it, and thus we can harvest it at that age, eat it, and benefit from the concentrated elements inside it.

So, we call seeds the beginning of a new life for the plant.

 

Microgreens Planting & Growing:

Seed goes through several stages after stages, which the most important of are:

  1. Seeds Cracks: the seed cracks after it swells, preparing for the growth of the embryo. Also, the temperature must be suitable for germination, and finally, the seeds need darkness for the germination process to occur, so the seeds are buried in the soil (except for some types of seeds that do not need darkness for germination).

 

  1. Germination Stage: This is the stage in which the so-called feather and root are grown.

Feather is a term given to the stems of the leaves of the plant at its inception, where the stem is fused with the leaves and curved downward while penetrating the soil up.

While the root is a term used for the roots of the plant at the beginning of its life, where it is a small white part that penetrates the soil to the bottom to stabilize the plant and the beginning of the growth of the root hairs that absorb water and nutrients after the seed fades and its content is consumed.

 

  1. Microgreens: This is the stage in which the plant has successfully germinated, and a thin, somewhat long stem appears to us, with leaves that we call unreal leaves. (Unreal leaves are the first leaves produced by the plant, and they are in the form of a pair of leaves, which do not carry out the process of photosynthesis, and the first true leaves that carry out the process of photosynthesis and feed the plant grow from them)

 

So, the plant is able to absorb nutrients by itself through the root and has consumed all the nutrients stored inside the seed.

 

So, if the plant is given the nutrients necessary for its growth, the plant will continue to grow, to produce a large crop, forming the large, complete vegetables that we eat every day, but we do not provide the plant with any nutrients and it is grown in shallow soil devoid of any nutrients because the goal From eating the buds is harvesting them early to obtain the nutritional value that is concentrated at this age of the plant.

From here, if the plant is given the nutrients necessary for its growth, the plant will continue to grow, forming a complete real plant that can produce a crop, but we do not provide the plant with any nutrients and it is grown in soil that is almost devoid of nutrients because the aim of eating the shoots is to obtain On the nutritional value inherent in the seed.

Additional information

1st Choice of Microgreens

Celery Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Chives Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Coriander Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Cultivated Rocket Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Dill Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Green Calabrese Broccoli Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Italian Basil Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Kale Mix Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Lettuce Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Marjoram Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Mizuna Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Pak Choi Cabbage Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Pink Kohlrabi Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Red Cabbage Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Red Sango Radish Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Redhead Radish Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Spinach Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Violet Broccoli Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams

2nd Choice of Microgreens

Celery Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Chives Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Coriander Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Cultivated Rocket Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Dill Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Green Calabrese Broccoli Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Italian Basil Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Kale Mix Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Lettuce Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Marjoram Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Mizuna Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Pak Choi Cabbage Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Pink Kohlrabi Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Red Cabbage Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Red Sango Radish Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Redhead Radish Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Spinach Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams, Violet Broccoli Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams

How to use

  1. Empty the growing media into the planting container until you fill most of the black part. (Preferably a mixture of cocopeat and vermiculite with a ratio of 90:10) then use the sprayer to make it very wet.

  2. Soak 1 pack of seeds for several hours (2-8 hours), then clean them from the soaking water and use a spoon to distribute evenly on the growing media.

  3. Spread the seeds to cover most of the growing media, leaving 1 cm from the edges of the container, for aeration, watering and also to easily cut your greens later.

  4. Try to make very small spaces (0.5 mm) between the seeds with a toothpick (for aeration).

  5. Spray the box with water until everything is very wet, including the inside of the cover, to create a humid environment.

  6. Put the container in a very dark area for at least 48 hours

  7. After 48 hours, remove the cover to let the oxygen in and check the length of your greens then spray with water if needed.

  8. When the seeds complete germination and sprout, put the cover upside down on top of the tiny plants for an additional 24 hours. To keep the cover secure, put a small weight on top of the cover.

  9. It is preferable to leave them in the dark until the sprouts push the cover upwards as they grow. The sprouts will stretch upward in search of the sun or the light, this strengthens them and makes them more nutritious and easier to harvest when they are longer than the edge of the container.

  10. Remove the cover and take into consideration that the container must be placed in a bright place until its color turns green through the process of photosynthesis.

  11. Keep an eye on the water, always make sure the media is completely wet, but not submerged in water.

  12. Start harvesting when your leaves are tall and green enough (about the length of your small finger or they are 5-10 cm high)

  13. Use thin scissors to cut your needed amount of greens, harvest right above the growing medium and add to your delicious meals. It is possible to harvest daily until the microgreens run out and the process is repeated again after cleaning the box.

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Important Tips

  • Follow up on the water and make sure that the soil does not dry out before the buds appear and make sure that it is dark for at least 48 hours.

  • After the appearance of sprouts and germination, irrigation is reduced to only keeping the soil wet and not submerged.

  • In some cases, the beginnings of rot may appear at the stem in the sprouts, which means that the sprouts need more aeration and the seeds were put very close together. The solution is very easy, oxygen water is bought from the pharmacy and diluted in the spray water, and once sprayed, it will disappear and the oxygen will be vaporized, and it becomes plain water. This white fungus is harmless and is easily treated.

  • On some winter days, the growth of greens may be a little slow, as well as the germination, so the seeds can be left in a place, for example, 72 hours instead of 48 hours.

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