Marjoram Microgreen Seeds – 10 Grams
Sativa Seeds from Italy (GMO-FREE DECLARATION)
*What are microgreens?
Microgreens are the sprouted seeds of various leafy greens. The seeds are grown in small, shallow containers, like Harraz microgreens kit, which makes them easier to grow and harvest.
In addition to marjoram microgreens, you can sprout beets, radishes, celery, basil, and dill.
Microgreen production isn’t expensive or time-consuming, it can be grown on a large-scale or at home and it is very simple.
Marjoram, also known as sweet marjoram, is an aromatic herb in the mint family and is grown as a culinary herb. Native to the Mediterranean region and western Asia, marjoram is also cultivated in northerly climates.
Marjoram is a bushy herbaceous plant. The branching stems are densely covered with hairy ovate leaves, arranged oppositely in pairs.
It has long been used as a herbal medicine and contains several compounds that may offer health benefits.
– Pre-soaking: It should not be pre-soaked
– Growing Methods: Hydroponic and soil
– Estimated Time to Harvest: 10 – 15 days
– Darkness: Needs darkness during the germination period
– Darkening Period: 3 – 5 days
– Germination Time: 3 – 5 days
– Microgreen Flavor: Slightly Sweet
– Microgreen Texture: Soft
– Preferred Growing Medium: Hydroponic and soil mix of cocopeat and vermiculite
– 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- The soil should be completely irrigated and make sure not to pre-soak the seeds
3- Use a spoon to distribute evenly on the growing media.
4- 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.
5- Try to make very small spaces (0.5 mm) between the seeds with a toothpick (for aeration).
6- Spray the box with water until everything is very wet, including the inside of the cover, to create a humid environment.
7- Put the container in a very dark area for at least 48 hours
8- After 48 hours, remove the cover to let the oxygen in and check the length of your greens then spray with water if needed.
9- 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.
10- 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.
11- 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.
12- Keep an eye on the water, always make sure the media is completely wet, but not submerged in water.
13- Start harvesting when your leaves are tall and green enough (about the length of your small finger or they are 5-10 cm high)
14- 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.
It’s particularly powerful when dried but can also be used fresh. Fresh or dried leaves can be made into a tea or extract.
Marjoram has been shown to have several anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Marjoram’s flowers, leaves, and oil are used as medicine. It is commonly used for runny nose, cough, common cold, other infections, and various digestion problems, but there is no good scientific evidence to support any use.
In foods, marjoram herb and oil are used as flavorings. In manufacturing, the oil is used as a fragrance in soaps, cosmetics, lotions, and perfumes.
Marjoram is particularly appreciated for the taste it lends to sausages, meats, poultry, stuffings, fish, stews, eggs, vegetables, and salads.
Don’t confuse marjoram with oregano; while similar to oregano, it has a milder flavor and is often used to garnish salads, soups, and meat dishes.
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