As you know, planting a seed and watering may not necessarily lead to great results with your first urban farming project.
There are over 15,000 varieties of tomatoes currently grown today across the world, and that’s just one crop!
That being said, growing in an indoor urban farming environment is different than large-scale commercial production.
For those of us who have limited experience growing anything, Microgreens are an excellent way to start growing food and making money doing it.
Growing Microgreens Without Soil: A Sustainable Approach
Growing microgreens without soil allows you to utilize alternative mediums such as hydroponics, biodegradable mats, coconut coir, vermiculite, and perlite methods. These approaches allow for better control over moisture levels, pH balance, and nutrient intake, resulting in faster growth and higher yields. Moreover, the absence of soil makes for a cleaner and more efficient way to cultivate microgreens.
Beyond the Windowsill: Growing Microgreens on Your Balcony or Patio
Growing Microgreens At Home in Containers
It all started when we ordered house salads. On top was a garnish of arugula microgreens, crisp, green, and with a nutty flavor that left a hint of sweet peppers. While at dinner with my sister-in-law Lisa last Friday, she asked me, “How do I start growing microgreens at home?”
Does Liquid Fertilizer Affect the Flavor of Microgreens? Find Out!
Will liquid fertilizer make the microgreens taste bad? Some liquid fertilizers can be high in salts, affecting microgreens’ flavor and texture. However, liquid fertilizers can enhance microgreens’ flavor if used correctly and in moderation by providing the nutrients necessary for healthy growth. Choosing a high-quality liquid fertilizer and following the recommended dilution rates is essential. Additionally, it’s an excellent idea to taste-test your microgreens periodically to ensure they maintain their desired flavor profile.
The Easy Guide® To Growing Microgreens at Home
Microgreens grow to one to three inches in height. They are small and come in various robust flavors, bright colors, and crunchy tastes. They are the tender, immature seedlings of edible vegetables and herbs with two developed embryonic leaves. They are young plants that haven’t grown to maturity. They offer a powerhouse of nutrition.
Proper Microgreens Airflow: Without it, They Wilt and Mold
During the first few months of starting JPure Farms, we spent a lot of time fussing about microgreens airflow.
If you grow microgreens indoors (greenhouse, vertical or container farm, micro-urban farm, basement urban garden, or windowsill), then microgreens airflow and ventilation are essential considerations.
Growing Your Own Food Is Big Business
According to Garden Research, more American households (77%) are gardening than ever before, and increasingly the face of that gardener is a young one. The organization found in its recent national survey that the 18 to 34 age group reached an all-time gardening high.
Your Personal Microgreens Garden
If you’re interested in growing your own microgreens at home, then consider the personalized microgreens garden – the Verdeat indoor garden system.
Verdeat is an indoor garden system that uses soilless, organic plant cultivation. It smartly irrigates and provides nutrition to vegetables and herbs. Verdeat is an app-controlled system which is self-sustainable for 1-3 weeks. The amount of water, energy and nutrients used is adjusted precisely to the needs of the plants, without an unnecessary waste.