How To Grow Your Own Microgreens In A Pot

 

Here are step-by-step instructions for growing your microgreens in a pot at home:

1. Preparation:

      – Remove the lid from the pot.

2. Placement:

   – Choose a location for your microgreens where they can receive ample natural light or artificial light. 

   – Place the pot on a kitchen countertop, near a window, or under an artificial light source.

Note: Microgreens need about four hours of direct sunlight daily to thrive. In winter months, some may need even more. Leggy, pale greens are a sign of not enough sunlight. Light needs can also be satisfied with artificial light. For example, roof light, lamp, or  

3. Watering:

   – To keep the soil moist, you may only need to water the microgreens lightly once after the first three days of growing. 

   – Add no more than half a cup of water. 

4. Harvesting:

   – After approximately five days, when the microgreens have grown more than three inches or higher, they are ready to harvest.

   – Cut the microgreens just above the soil line using a clean knife or scissors. 

   – Harvest only what you need, as freshly cut microgreens are best.

5. Enjoy:

   – Add them to salads, sandwiches, wraps, or as a garnish for various dishes.

   – Store any leftover microgreens in the refrigerator and consume them within a few days for the best freshness and flavor.

Following these simple steps, you can enjoy fresh and nutritious sunflower microgreens grown right in your home!

A quick tip: If you don’t plan on growing your microgreens immediately, keep the lid on and store them in the refrigerator for up to a week to prevent them from growing. When you’re ready to grow, remove the lid and set them out.