Dill Microgreens Seeds – 1 Kg
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Dill has had a long history of existing alongside humans. Dill is considered an important annual and valuable herb in ancient Egypt as far back as 1400 BC, evidence of the remnants of dill were found in Pharaoh Amenhotep II’s tomb in the 7th century BC.
There was a mention of dill in the Bible. Ancient Egyptian writings also mentioned dills which was considered as a sign of affluence in the ancient Roman and Greek cultures.
But we are not here today to talk about the traditional cultivation of dill, we will talk about the cultivation of dill sprouts, which can contain about 10 times the nutrients found in mature dill plants as well as its speed of growth compared to its mature counterpart. As well as its concentrated taste that is added to the best international recipes.
– Dill is not just tasty but healthy too! These delicate greens are filled with health benefits. They are rich in vitamins A, and C, and are also a good source of fiber as well as calcium, folate, calcium, manganese, and iron.
– We have listed some ideas on how you can use your dill microgreens:
*Put some dill in with your homemade pickles
*Add it to your salad bowl
*Use as a garnish on top of your dish
*Add it to any marination
*Make it an addition to soft cheeses
– Micro dill is a tiny, edible leaf that is a part of a line of specialty greens in many cuisines, now you can plant them by yourself.
– Micro dill is favored by chefs as a garnish to add a feathery texture and a fresh herbal flavor into savory dishes.
– Pre-soaking: It needs pre-soaking in chilly water. (no less than 2 hours and no more than 8 hours)
– Growing Methods: Hydroponic or Soil
– Estimated Time to Harvest: 10: 20 days
– Darkness: Needs darkness during the period of germination
– Darkening period: 72 hours
– Germination Time: 3 to 7 days
– Nutrients: Rich in vitamins A, and C, and are also a good source of fiber. Macro-elements calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous, and micro-elements iron, copper, and zinc.
– Microgreen Flavor: Aromatic, grassy, zesty
– Microgreen Texture: Mild and crunchy
– Preferred Growing Media: Hydroponic and soil mix of cocopeat and vermiculite
– Microgreen Color: Green
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 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 for 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 media 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.
– 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, irrigation is reduced to minimal amounts, only keeping the soil wet and not submerged.
– In some cases, the beginnings of rot may appear at the stem level of 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 with spray water, once you spray it, the oxygen will disappear and vaporize 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 almost 72 hours instead of 48 hours.
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