Does Liquid Fertilizer Affect the Flavor of Microgreens? Find Out!

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.

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Microgreens On The International Space Station

Astronauts Aren’t Wimps, And They Eat Microgreens

Ever thought about what astronauts in the International Space Station (ISS) eat? Here it is, straight from the mouth of Canadian ISS astronaut, Chris Hadfield: “Airline food is cooked in an oven and then kept warm. Space station food is often cooked in an oven and then thermo-stabilized, irradiated or dehydrated and then stored for [...]
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Mature Woman Running

A 10-Minute Run Once A Day Keeps Your Brain Boosted

Running is undoubtedly one of the simplest methods to get the benefits of physical exercise since it is inexpensive and readily available. Running promotes cardiovascular health, muscular strength, and bone density. In addition to these physical advantages, running has also been linked to enhanced mental health.

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Shopping bag with freash vegetables and microgreens

Shopping Bag Choices: Microgreens vs. Vegetables

Making food and grocery choices for our families can be stressful and confusing sometimes. Microgreens versus vegetables are no exception.

Sometimes we have to make the difficult choice between cost and nutrition.
Other times it’s done, we travel across town or stay in the neighborhood.
And in this busy world, it’s down to do we make a quick dinner or spend an hour in the kitchen after a long day.

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Microgreens vs Baby Greens

Microgreens vs. Baby Greens: It’s A Split Decision

My sister-in-law called me last week to ask me about microgreens versus baby greens.
The family was moving to a more plant-based diet.
She was making a superfood salad and wanted to know whether to use microgreens or baby greens.
She knew I was growing microgreens.
Which would be better?

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Vegetable Confetti

Microgreens Don’t Look Anything Like Vegetable Confetti

Have you ever shredded carrots to make muffins, carrot cake, or just a fancy addition to your latest dish?
Shredded carrots look like confetti, don’t they?
And carrots are bright orange, yes?
Don’t you want to know why carrot microgreens don’t look anything like carrots or strings of carrot confetti?

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Dried arugula microgreens and fruit vegetables

Microgreens Can Be Dehydrated: The Easiest and Most Economical Method for Drying and Preserving (Electric Dehydration)

Lately, I have noticed we throw away leftover microgreens, even after putting them in the fridge. Yesterday I asked my wife, “how can we preserve our microgreens longer than a week?” She answered, “why don’t we try drying microgreens? My mom used to dry herbs and flowers back in the old country. I’m sure there has to be new technology.”

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Ten Microgreens for Raising Healthy Rabbits, Hamsters, Chipmunks, and Guinea Pigs

Ten Microgreens for Raising Healthy Rabbits, Hamsters, Chipmunks, and Guinea Pigs

I was talking with my cousin Geoff the other day about the health benefits of microgreens, and he asked me, “What are ten microgreens for raising healthy rabbits?

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Low Vitamin D could be a COVID-19 Marker

Vitamin D-Rich Microgreens Boost Your Immune Responses

Your Vitamin D Deficiency | Microgreens with Vitamin D | Vitamin D Genetics | Where to Buy Fresh Microgreens | Microgreens Cookbook Did you know that you may be suffering from a lack of vitamin D? In a study published this week, researchers Petre Cristian Ilie,  Simina Stefanescu, and Lee Smith showed that there is [...]
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How long can you store microgreens?

How Long Can You Store Microgreens at Home?

My family loves microgreens, but we’re not big on left overs. That’s why when my son asked, “How long can you store microgreens”, it got me thinking.

We hadn’t thought about that before. We grow small trays (5”x5”, and 2” deep) at home perfect for growing small amounts of microgreens. That’s about enough for everybody to get two servings at any one meal (35 grams).

And if we have any leftovers, they go in a plastic Ziploc® bag, and one of us eats them the next day. My son’s job is to compost the roots and soil.

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