Microgreens Podcast

Microgreens Podcast

The Microgreens Podcast will help you, teach you, and motivate you to grow flavorful and nutritious microgreens in your home. Each podcast is created to be supplement to content published on HomeMicrogreens.com. But in reality each episode is a content-rich source of information on growing microgreens.... Show More

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December 21, 2020 28 min

In this episode of the Microgreens Podcast, we discuss all things mold.

This podcast is associated with a full-length article we wrote on the same subject. You can read the article and see all of the images talked about in the podcast by following the link below.

11 Proven Ways to Stop Mold on Microgreens Unless they're Beautiful Root Hairs
You can also go to the show notes for this episode at HomeMicrogreens.com/014 to find links...

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In Episode 13 of the Microgreens Podcast, we discuss how well Espoma Organic Potting Mix did in the most recent soil trial.
Espoma potting mix held it's own, not quite as good as Home Microgreens potting mix but we'd use it for sure.
This also leads to a discussion on how to best store soil in the home using totes. Get rid of the bags, dump the soil into appropriate sized totes.
It's much easier to get the soil out of the ...

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Swiss chard and beet microgreens are beautiful and tasty! They may take a bit longer to grow than other microgreens, but worth the wait.
Except for those nasty, ugly, hard, bark-like seed husks.
If you've ever bitten into one of these seed husks, you'll never forget it.
Grown conventionally, it's almost impossible to have husk-free microgreens.
Worst, when you go to pick them off the microgreens, the husks usually take mo...

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In this episode, we discuss the purpose of the blackout period for microgreens.
As well as the two methods commonly used to blackout microgreens.
The methods are the Weighted Blackout Method and the Domed Blackout method.
The weighted method makes for better seed to soil contact and usually better germination and more vigorous, sturdier microgreens.
The domed method is used for fragile stemmed microgreens like amaranth that don't ...

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November 20, 2020 15 min

What LED lights are best for the home microgreen grower?
We discuss the LED light specifications that are needed to grow microgreens in the home. It doesn't take special grow lights to produce good microgreens.
Of course, the more intensity, power, and fuller spectrum of light you can give your microgreens, the better the microgreens will grow.
But the growth difference between a couple of inexpensive LED shop lights compared to ...

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November 12, 2020 12 min

We are often asked, almost daily in fact, if you can reuse microgreen soil once the greens have been harvested.
My old blanket answer was "No".
However, we recently ran a test to see if it is possible to grow a decent tray of microgreens in reused soil.
We expected some ugly trays of microgreens.
But boy, were we shocked!
It turns old that in some cases clipping down the old crop and planting on top of the stubble will work.
The...

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November 5, 2020 17 min

It's so easy to grow lettuce indoors and we talk about all of the steps in Episode 008 of the Microgreens Podcast.
As with most of the Microgreen Podcast episodes, this podcast has an article associated with it. You'll want to visit this article and at least look at the photos as we discuss growing Outredgeous lettuce. Yes, Outredgeous and not outrageous. It's a play on words and the red color of the Outredgeous baby lea...

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In Episode 7 of the Microgreens Podcast, I answer my four most frequently asked questions in comments and in emails.
These four questions come up time and time again so why not do a podcast to answer them.
You can also visit HomeMicrogreens.com/FAQS to see answers to 20 more frequently asked questions. Many of the question tabs include photos to help you better understand the answer. 
The questions are:

  • Can you re-use the soil?
  • Is thi...
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    We talk about microgreen growing trays in this episode and give you recommendations of the 3 best microgreen trays.
    We also talk about the criteria that a container needs to be a good microgreen tray.
    Cheaper or free is not always better and we understand why home growers sometimes re-use produce clamshells and other re-usable items; but, they still end up in the recyclable container after one or two uses.
    This podcast has an associa...

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    In this episode of the Microgreens Podcast, we go over our methods of growing celery microgreens.
    Celery microgreens have an intense celery flavor, more so than celery stalks. The best part is celery microgreens don't have to deal with the tough strings!
    We do not recommend that beginners start with celery because it takes patience to grow. In fact, it can take over 2-weeks before celery seeds germinate.
    After 30 or so days, cel...

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    Learn how we grow our purple Rambo radish microgreens. Actually, the same methods can be applied to any radish microgreens as we tend to grow them all the same except for the amount of seed we use.
    Radish microgreens are easy to plant and grow, but you shouldn't do a couple of things. These no-nos are discussed in the podcast.
    Links to the podcast articles are listed below and on the show notes page at Homemicrogreens.com/004.
    The...

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    Microgreen growers have two choices if they want to grow in soil. Either peat moss or coconut coir.
    Tens of thousands of people plant microgreens in peat moss. But we can't stand using it here at Home Microgreens.
    This episode of the Microgreens Podcast explains why we hate peat moss for growing microgreens.
    The podcast has a companion article, you can find the article by following this link: Why We Hate Peat Moss.
    Show notes for...

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    We planted two trays of cilantro microgreens; on one tray, we planted whole cilantro seeds; on the other, we planted cilantro split seeds.
    The purpose is to see if there's a difference between the two forms of seed.
    There is no sense in carrying both types of seeds, so whichever one grows the best is the one we will continue to grow.
    We found that the cilantro split seeds germinated quicker grew straighter, and were ready to harv...

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    September 20, 2020 5 min

    An introduction to the Microgreens Podcast. Background information on why HomeMicrogreens.com decided to create a podcast and what is to be expected in the future episodes. 
    The podcast is aimed at those that want to grow microgreens in their home. There are many differences between growing a large 1020 tray of microgreens and smaller trays more suited for those wanting to grow on a window sill, kitchen counter, or small shelving un...

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