Growing information

Easiest To Grow
Arugula Microgreens
Prefers indirect light after sprouting.  On the intermediate end of the 'easy' scale.
Preferred Media: Hydroponic 
Seeding Rate: 1 oz 
Pre-Soak: No 
Blackout Time: 4-6 Days 
Germination Time: 2-3 Days 
Estimated Time To Harvest: 8-12 Days 

Broccoli Microgreens
Flip blackout dome on Day 4-5 and set on top of emerging plants to strengthen roots 
Preferred Media: Hydroponic 
Seeding Rate: 1 oz 
Pre-Soak: No 
Blackout Time: 4-5 Days 
Germination Time: 2-3 Days 
Estimated Time To Harvest: 8-12 Days 

Brussels Sprouts
Very fast growers.  Flip blackout dome on Day 4-5 and set on top of emerging plants to strengthen roots
Preferred Media: Hydroponic 
Seeding Rate: 1 oz 
Pre-Soak: No 
Blackout Time: 3 Days 
Germination Time: 1-2 Days 
Estimated Time To Harvest: 8-10 Days 

 


Buckwheat
Use cold water soak.  Keep soil continuously damp but not soggy.  Rinse thoroughly to remove shells before drying and serving
Preferred Media: Soil 
Seeding Rate: 12 oz 
Pre-Soak: Yes 
Blackout Time: 3-4 Days 
Germination Time: 1-2 Days 
Estimated Time To Harvest: 6-12 Days 

 

Cabbage (Bok Choy/Pak Choi)
Pak Choi Microgreen
Flip blackout dome on Day 4 and set on top of emerging plants to strengthen roots.  Keep in lower light after black out 
Preferred Media: Hydroponic 
Seeding Rate: 1 oz 
Pre-Soak: No 
Blackout Time: 3-4 Days 
Germination Time: 1-2 Days 
Estimated Time To Harvest: 8-12 Days 

 

Cabbage (Golden Acre, Red Acre, Red Rock Mammoth, Kogane)
Red Acre Microgreens
Flip blackout dome on Day 4 and set on top of emerging plants to strengthen roots
Preferred Media: Hydroponic 
Seeding Rate: 1 oz 
Pre-Soak: No 
Blackout Time: 3-4 Days 
Germination Time: 1-2 Days 
Estimated Time To Harvest: 8-12 Days 

Cauliflower
Can be sown more thickly than others.

Preferred Media: Hydroponic 
Seeding Rate: 1 oz 
Pre-Soak: No 
Blackout Time: 4-6 Days 
Germination Time: 2-3 Days 
Estimated Time To Harvest: 8-12 Days 

Chia
Mucilaginous - mist through to root establishment

Preferred Media: Hydroponic 
Seeding Rate: 1 oz 
Pre-Soak: No 
Blackout Time: 3-5 Days 
Germination Time: 2-3 Days 
Estimated Time To Harvest: 8-12 Days 

 

Endive
Harvest close to the root-line for best flavor mi
Preferred Media: Hydroponic 
Seeding Rate: 1 oz 
Pre-Soak: No 
Blackout Time: 3 Days 
Germination Time: 2-3 Days 
Estimated Time To Harvest: 8-15 Days 

Kale
Flip black out lid onto growing crop at day 4 and 5 to strengthen roots at the end of the blackout period
Preferred Media: Hydroponic 
Seeding Rate: 1 oz 
Pre-Soak: No 
Blackout Time: 3-5 Days 
Germination Time: 2-3 Days 
Estimated Time To Harvest: 8-12 Days 

Kohlrabi
Flip black out lid onto growing crop at day 4 and 5 to strengthen roots at the end of the blackout period
Preferred Media: Hydroponic 
Seeding Rate: 1 oz 
Pre-Soak: No 
Blackout Time: 3-6 Days 
Germination Time: 2-5 Days 
Estimated Time To Harvest: 8-12 Days 

Lettuce (several varieties)
Preferred Media: Hydroponic 
Seeding Rate: 1 oz 
Pre-Soak: No 
Blackout Time: 3-5 Days 
Germination Time: 2-3 Days 
Estimated Time To Harvest: 10-12 Days 

Mustard:  Red Streaks Mizuna
Grows better in cooler conditions
Preferred Media: Hydroponic 
Seeding Rate: 1 oz 
Pre-Soak: No 
Blackout Time: 2-4 Days 
Germination Time: 1-2 Days 
Estimated Time To Harvest: 8-12 Days 


Mustard: Mibuna 
Easy, tall, fast grower. Prefers cooler conditions

Preferred Media: Hydroponic 
Seeding Rate: 1 oz 
Pre-Soak: No 
Blackout Time: 2-4 Days 
Germination Time: 1-2 Days 
Estimated Time To Harvest: 8-10 Days 

Mustard: Mizuna, Osaka, Feathered Red, Yellow
These are all fast, easy growers.  See each of the other mustards for variety specific considerations.
Preferred Media: Hydroponic 
Seeding Rate: 1 oz 
Pre-Soak: No 
Blackout Time: 2-4 Days 
Germination Time: 1-2 Days 
Estimated Time To Harvest: 8-12 Days 

Mustard: Southern Giant
Fast grower, lower cost for seed
Preferred Media: Hydroponic 
Seeding Rate: 1 oz 
Pre-Soak: No 
Blackout Time: 2-4 Days 
Germination Time: 1-2 Days 
Estimated Time To Harvest: 8-10 Days 

Mustard: Tokyo Bekana
Expensive seed, may be ready in 6 days, but still should let it mature to 10 so leaves can grow.
Preferred Media: Hydroponic 
Seeding Rate: 1 oz 
Pre-Soak: No 
Blackout Time: 2-4 Days 
Germination Time: 1-2 Days 
Estimated Time To Harvest: 8-12 Days 

Red Clover
Experiment with flipping blackout lid onto plants at day 3 or 4 for a couple days to strengthen the crop.
Preferred Media: Hydroponic 
Seeding Rate: 1 oz 
Pre-Soak: No 
Blackout Time: 3-5 Days 
Germination Time: 1-2 Days 
Estimated Time To Harvest: 8-12 Days 

Sunflower
Sunflower Microgreens
As with peas, after initial soak of 8-12 hrs, put in colander and mist/rinse 2-4 times a day till almost all of the shoots have sprouted (usually 1-2 more days)
Preferred Media: Soil 
Seeding Rate: 9 oz 
Pre-Soak: Yes 
Blackout Time: 2-3 Days 
Germination Time: 2-3 Days 
Estimated Time To Harvest: 8-12 Days 

 

 

Wheatgrass
Wheatgrass
Prone to mold, use perforated trays and keep the soil on the dry side of moist. Moderate to slightly cool temps, under 75 degrees F.  Do not soak the seed for more than 8 hrs.
Preferred Media: Soil or Hydro 
Seeding Rate: 16 oz 
Pre-Soak: Yes 
Blackout Time: 2 Days