How Do You Grow Microgreens?

In recent years, the popularity of microgreens has surged, and it's not hard to see why. These tiny, nutrient-packed plants are not only delicious but also incredibly nutritious. Commercial hydroponic spaces, like us at Miss Microgreens, have embraced the trend, making it possible to grow microgreens efficiently and sustainably indoors year-round.

Hydroponic System Selection: Commercial hydroponic operations often employ systems like nutrient film technique (NFT), deep water culture (DWC), Ebb & Flow systems, and/or vertical farming racks. These systems provide precise control over water and nutrient delivery, ensuring optimal growth conditions for microgreens.

Growing Medium: Hydroponic microgreens are typically grown on inert substrates like rock wool or coconut coir. These mediums offer excellent water retention and root support while preventing soil-borne diseases.

Lighting: In an indoor hydroponic setup, LED grow lights are the go-to choice. We customize our lighting to be customized to provide the right spectrum and intensity for each growth stage, mimicking natural sunlight.

Nutrient Solution: A carefully balanced nutrient solution tailored to the specific needs of microgreens is crucial. Regular monitoring and adjustment help maintain optimal nutrient levels.

Temperature and Humidity: Maintaining a stable environment with appropriate temperature and humidity levels ensures consistent growth and minimizes the risk of pests and diseases.

Harvesting: Microgreens are typically ready to harvest within 7-21 days, depending on the variety. They should be cut just above the substrate with sharp scissors or a knife.

Growing microgreens indoors in a commercial hydroponic space is a sustainable and profitable endeavor. It not only ensures a year-round supply of fresh, nutritious greens but also reduces water usage and eliminates the need for pesticides. With the right equipment and know-how, you can enjoy a steady harvest of these miniature powerhouses, making them a valuable addition to your menu or product line.

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