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Filling Trays Evenly

This is a fast and efficient way to get perfectly even shallow trays.

0 Comments
2024/03/26
02:20 UTC

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Are these grow lamps?

I grabbed these from an upcycling center. Can anyone tell me if they are specifically grow lamps? Thanks

10 Comments
2024/03/24
00:17 UTC

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Arugula Microgreens

Why aren’t my arugula microgreens growing right??? I followed all instructions using grow mats this is the 2 or 3rd day after blackout and they are looking pretty sparse :(

5 Comments
2024/03/23
15:58 UTC

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My first tray is doing stuff

So i peeked at my seeds about 40 hours after planting, how do you actually know when they’re ready for the lights to be on? When and how do you guys know the tray stacking stage is done?

9 Comments
2024/03/23
14:47 UTC

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Question

New to microgreen growing, on my first batch of Alfalfa, it seems to be turning out good, the seeds have germinated and have small sprouts, should I put into a blackout period or just go right to light now ?

2 Comments
2024/03/23
12:33 UTC

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I was about to ask about red veined sorrel

And then I remembered I could search this entire subreddit first. One of my restaurant accounts inquired about it, and from previous research, the seeds are on the pricey side and they take longer than the average to grow to maturity. But I still had so many questions. Thank you for the all the tips and tricks 🌿

2 Comments
2024/03/23
05:26 UTC

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First time buckwheat grow - not sure about the color

Hello group

I have a home rack setup, doing my own thing on a reusable silicon mesh without nutrients.
It's my first try with buckwheat, which I love due to east European roots, but i'm a bit worried about the color - too many spots of yellow. Plenty of water, I think not over-watering. Pretty sure.
What are your thoughts? what could be causing this and how to correct next/current crop?

Much appreciated tapping your knowledge.

https://preview.redd.it/kmp4749g5xpc1.jpg?width=1536&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=04b2d5b608184943a0a01d7f0c76141bc8a5f86b

4 Comments
2024/03/22
17:16 UTC

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If I start eating microgreens should I ditch supplements? Do ya'll eat both or just the microgreens?

9 Comments
2024/03/21
22:43 UTC

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Central Alberta part time job

Hey everyone!

I run a small microgreen business in Central Alberta (Red Deer Area). I’m at the stage where I could use some extra hands! I’m looking at hiring some part time help.

If this interests you, please send me a message and we can talk details!!

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2024/03/21
21:11 UTC

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Hey guys I got the farm up and running tell me your thoughts

I’m a college student working at helping other Microgreen farmers get their farms up and running. Feel free to message me on Instagram @getleveldgreens. I'm here to help!

4 Comments
2024/03/21
04:12 UTC

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Tell me your favorite online seed source!

10 Comments
2024/03/21
02:04 UTC

2

Can you ship microgreens?

I’m looking into starting a very small microgreen business, I know there’s a market for it and I know I have competition but it’s not my first buisness endeavor and just really want to experiment with it. I like growing plants, seeds fun

A question I have, outside of selling locally (which I need to look into because my current business is all online) is shipping at all an option? Its what I’m used to so it’s the route I naturally want to take

I have an idea for how I can ship and I’m going to test it out just curious if anyone else does this

2 Comments
2024/03/20
15:48 UTC

4

A light bulb just came on, why not just eat the seeds..

If the reason for harvesting microgreens is bc all the nutrient from the seed are in those first leaves, why mot just eat the seeds? Or is there some metamorphosis that happens which make the nutrients easier it absorb into your body?

10 Comments
2024/03/20
03:30 UTC

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I need a microgreens mentor.

I'm still in highschool, but I really want to commit to selling microgreens. The problem is, I don't know all of the ins and outs of the industry. I've been working for a while now so I have a good amount of money to invest in building a "farm" I just need to make sure I know what I'm doing first. A proof of concept of sorts. That's where you come in. A very knowledgeable microgreens grower that preferably has some knowledge of selling commercialy. I would be able to pay you for your time. Any information is welcome. Thank you for your time!

16 Comments
2024/03/19
17:47 UTC

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Root Hairs or Mold

It looks like these are root hairs based on other pictures here, but there’s so much of them that I’m a bit worried that it is mold.

These are radish seeds started about ~4days ago

Thanks

6 Comments
2024/03/19
00:14 UTC

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Growing Microgreens - what happened to my Amaranth????

Hi everyone

I've just completed my 2nd grow of Microgreens, it was a mix of total failure and success :)

I'd love it if you could give a watch to my documentation and give feedback on especially the Amarath, why did they not grow properly??

Fenugreek - Amazing (2nd time lucky)
Amaranth - FAIL
Quinoa - FAIL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ln2Lw1ZHWs8

Please do follow my channel if you want more updates on my growing adventures and how to breed tropical fish :)

Big thanks Chris.xx

5 Comments
2024/03/18
22:12 UTC

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DIY soil mix

I have not been able to find a good seed starting soil mix ready made here in Thailand. So we've been mixing about 50/50 potting soil with coco, sifting out big chunks and clumps, and adding some fertilizer. We also recently started spraying the loaded trays with wood vinegar before seeding to reduce mold.

I feel like the soil we are using is a total unknown for PH and other factors. I could probably find some way to get it tested, but there's no guarantee the potting soil we are using will stay consistent anyway.

It's cheap to get coco coir and vermicompost here. But it's expensive to get peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite. I don't have any idea how salty the coco might be. I've read that this can be a problem with coconut coir.

Where can I learn how to make a good mix using local resources that may be inconsistent?

What qualities should I be aiming for? Drainage, water retention, nutrients, PH, salinity, etc?

8 Comments
2024/03/18
11:31 UTC

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Red cabbage center of tray problem

The germination was good, but in the center of the tray many of the seeds seem to be failing to root.

Just looking at the picture, what might be causes?

I have 4 trays all with the same problem. When taken out of germination, only the areas around the outside started to grow vertically.

https://preview.redd.it/ko672pjfw2pc1.jpg?width=2688&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=d8a38c470009e00e83873c70360bfdf5e422c16d

7 Comments
2024/03/18
11:04 UTC

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Bizarro comic

0 Comments
2024/03/17
22:51 UTC

1

Radishes disaster

Why do my radishes germinate well, including red radishes, radishes, broccoli... and then only these China Rose radishes don't want to go into the substrate.

it is coco substrate, after the dark phase. They germinate wonderfully. And then it's over. Most of them get stuck in the capsule.

Can you help me please? Thank you!

https://preview.redd.it/mm1k65g0hwoc1.jpg?width=901&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=b76e75adf7cf4df60fd1d91d01702c06f801bb4b

https://preview.redd.it/i0d3i4g0hwoc1.jpg?width=901&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=f34e83edb4f66731b017eb8a16a1c47c5af1bd35

https://preview.redd.it/idtzd3g0hwoc1.jpg?width=901&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=1d9c7506b5f77bd1e9de2ef9f47ef7428666683d

https://preview.redd.it/7e8xf5g0hwoc1.jpg?width=1600&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=c9d761c619a2d83a1dbbf10271f4b90eb14157af

12 Comments
2024/03/17
13:33 UTC

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How much does a tray with plants in it normally weigh and do you think wooden furniture could handle it? I've an aversion to the metal racks.

1 Comment
2024/03/17
03:30 UTC

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