How to Grow Salad Mix Microgreens

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Spicy salad mix microgreens




1-3 days

Harvest Day:

7 to 10 days

Total Blackout Days:

3 Days

Weighted Blackout:

Day 1 and Day 2

Blackout Dome:

Day 3

Top watering:

Day 1 to Day 2

Bottom Watering:

Day 3 to Day 10

Choosing the seeds for the salad mix

If you are planning to grow a mix of microgreen seeds to make a salad mix, pick the variety of seeds that have the same length so they look even. For example, if you pick a brassica and a radish seed, the radish is going to grow much faster than the brassica seed and it will tower over your brassica’s, blocking them from getting light and air.

Best combination of Microgreens seeds for Salad Mix

Brussel sprouts, Broccoli and Tatsoi are three brassicas that have the same germination rate and growth rate.

Things you need to grow Salad Mix Microgreens

We will be using 3 varieties of seeds for growing the salad mix: Brussel sprouts, Broccoli and Tatsoi.

  1. 24g Salad Mix seeds (8g x 3 varieties of seeds)
  2. 10 x 20 Microgreens tray x 2 - without holes
  3. 10 x 20 Microgreens tray x 1 - with holes
  4. 6 cups of coco coir
  5. Grow lights (or sunlight)

Steps to grow Salad Mix Microgreens

  1. Stack a 10x20 tray with holes on top of the 10x20 tray that does not have holes.
  2. Fill the tray (with holes) with coco coir just below the rim of the tray.
  3. Gently shake the salad mix so the seeds are evenly distributed. Spread the Salad Mix seeds as evenly as possible.
  4. Mist water once a day or as required depending on your grow room conditions. Just lift the tray and feel the weight.
  5. Stack another 10x20 tray on top for the first 3 Days for a Weighted Blackout. Add a 15 pound weight on top of the tray.
  6. Until the seeds are germinated (Day 1 to Day 3), keep it under a weighted blackout. After that, keep the 10x20 tray flipped on top like a Blackout Dome to just provide 1-2 more days of blackout so the microgreens can stretch looking for light a little bit more.
  7. When the plant reaches the height that you desire, end the blackout period and introduce the microgreens to light. Start watering from the bottom from now on, as and when required.
  8. Harvest when seedlings reach 3-4 inches or when you start to notice true leaves coming out.
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