2 Packs of seedling mixture (Growing Media)
2 Packs of premium seeds
A box with a lid to provide the required humid environment
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:
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.