Comments on: Grow: The Microgreens Mad Scientist http://steamykitchen.com/31718-grow-the-microgreens-mad-scientist.html Steamy Kitchen Food Blog: fast recipes, simple recipes, with fresh ingredients to create delicious meals. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:52:26 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 By: Scott http://steamykitchen.com/31718-grow-the-microgreens-mad-scientist.html/comment-page-1#comment-1237666 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:14:52 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=31718#comment-1237666 We have used both techniques.We generally use the soil techniques when doing larger seeds that require soaking such as sunflower and pea shoots. We use the grow matts for most other seeds like broccoli and seed mixes.

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By: grow4fun http://steamykitchen.com/31718-grow-the-microgreens-mad-scientist.html/comment-page-1#comment-1237657 Sun, 05 Jul 2015 22:50:27 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=31718#comment-1237657 what are the seeds growing on? I’ve seen soil and hydroponic techniques, just wondering which route you chose!

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By: Terry Doty http://steamykitchen.com/31718-grow-the-microgreens-mad-scientist.html/comment-page-1#comment-1236065 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:03:37 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=31718#comment-1236065 Hello,
I am very new to indoor growing and find what you are doing so fantastic with the microgreens and the aquaponic green house. I have a question if you don’t mind, over your microgreens what is the bulb you use and what is the spacing on your shelves? Also how many (oz.) of seed dose it take to seed a tray(10″x20″ from the looks of them.)? Keep up the good work and postings. Thank you for your help.

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By: Lena israelsson http://steamykitchen.com/31718-grow-the-microgreens-mad-scientist.html/comment-page-1#comment-1235919 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 08:44:21 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=31718#comment-1235919 Are the micro greens growing in soil?

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By: Bruce Pont http://steamykitchen.com/31718-grow-the-microgreens-mad-scientist.html/comment-page-1#comment-1234987 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 02:32:04 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=31718#comment-1234987 Hi. It sure looks like you have a good handle on micro-greens! An observation, then a question-

Nitrates are a naturally occurring component of vegetables and fruits and some (particularly root vegetables) are substantially higher than others e.g. Beets, Arugula, Oak Leaf Lettuce, Basil, Rocket Lettuce, Rhubarb, Cilantro etc are very high.
Nitrates convert to nitrites and nitric oxide which is generally fine for most people but not me, because it causes vasodilation (lowers blood pressure); in my case that can be fatal. Juicing creates even higher concentrations of nitrates.
Do you have any knowledge as to the concentration of Nitrates in micro-greens as compared to normally grown root vegetables? Is there a ‘list’ that you may have come across? I am having trouble finding information. Thanks, Bruce

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By: Jason http://steamykitchen.com/31718-grow-the-microgreens-mad-scientist.html/comment-page-1#comment-1198918 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:41:05 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=31718#comment-1198918 So far i have been having a good time growing basil this way from Everwilde Farms. They are organic non- gmo and the one pound basil seed is like 15 -20 bucks

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By: Jason http://steamykitchen.com/31718-grow-the-microgreens-mad-scientist.html/comment-page-1#comment-1198916 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:40:45 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=31718#comment-1198916 So far i have been having a good time growing basil this way from Everwild Farms. They are organic non- gmo and the one pound basil seed is like 15 -20 bucks

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By: Vohn McGuinness http://steamykitchen.com/31718-grow-the-microgreens-mad-scientist.html/comment-page-1#comment-1108765 Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:43:22 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=31718#comment-1108765 This is an absolutely fabulous project & so impressively done. I have just started growing micro greens and have one small pot of pea shoots. Maybe in a few years I’ll have upgraded to a room-full! Thanks for such an inspirational article! x

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By: wendy@Chezchloe http://steamykitchen.com/31718-grow-the-microgreens-mad-scientist.html/comment-page-1#comment-1108660 Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:11:46 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=31718#comment-1108660 Fantastic. This isn’t the first I’ve heard of microgreens but timing is everything and seeing you just making it happen is giving me some motivation. You make it look doable. I already grow a lot of our starts for our garden so I have heat mats and lights but I’m not sure about accurate enough control. Do you drop your lights down closer while the sprouts grow? Helps minimize the ‘legginess’ (fancy word- etiolation?)
cheers!
ps- I grew up in Winter Park.

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By: Scott http://steamykitchen.com/31718-grow-the-microgreens-mad-scientist.html/comment-page-1#comment-1107402 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:00:09 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=31718#comment-1107402 There is no requirement for special seeds to grow microgreens. Most edible plants will work as microgreens. However, a good number of seed providers are stocking seeds for microgreens which have two advantages. First being seed manufactures mixes. They will premix seeds from plants that have similar sprouting and growing times and form basic salad type mixes. These mixes are excellent for first time growers in that you get a mix of greens without growing five or six flats worth and they work well together. Secondly, microgreen seeds tend to be less expensive per volume of seeds. I’m not sure why they are less expensive, perhaps the quality of the mature plant is not as nice as some higher cost seeds. As we are only concerned with the first stages of the plant, quality of mature plants doesn’t play into consideration. Having said that, I have tried growing a few plants out like bok choi and peas. The plants did fine, but did not to flourish or grow as well as “non-microgreen” seeds.

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