Growing Microgreens For Your Customers
In this article, I will give you several tips on how to grow microgreens. It is not easy to get started in this business but once you get started you’ll realize that the rewards are great. You will be able to earn a steady income from this type of food product.
Microgreens can be found in some grocery stores, but you don’t have to buy from them. If you start your own business selling these plants, you can start it as small as one plant, just enough to make it through the summer season. When the leaves are starting to change color and the stems start to wilt, you can expand your business.
Another source for microgreens is to grow them in containers at home, then sell them at a local community garden center or at farmer’s markets. Some other things you can do is to grow them in pots and bring them to the store. You’ll find that this is a better way to market them than trying to sell them from the back of a pickup truck.
The hardest part about getting started in growing microgreens is learning how to properly grow the plants. There are several plants that are more difficult to grow than others. Start with those that are easier. This way you can grow them until you become more experienced and then move on to more difficult plants.
The first thing you need to do before you get started in growing microgreens is to purchase your seeds. Next, you should check out the area in which you want to place your microgreens. You will need to find a place where you can get direct sunlight every day for at least 6 hours.
Microgreens are always more successful when they are planted in full sun. These plants can handle a few degrees difference from day to day. If you are planting them in pots, make sure they have an ample amount of room to grow.
Just before you plant your microgreens, you should choose which type of soil you want for them. There are two main types of soil for microgreens. The first type is the pre-soil and the second type is the fertilizer enriched.
Pre-soil is good if you don’t have much experience with growing plants. Pre-soil doesn’t have nutrients that can harm your microgreens. On the other hand, fertilizer enriched soil is the best type of soil for microgreens.
Once you have purchased your microgreens, they are ready to be planted. As the plants begin to grow they can be pulled up. Don’t worry about your roots getting too big and try to move them to another location before the plants go to seed.
When the plants have grown a little bit bigger, they can be moved to a better spot. Take care not to move them too fast though. They need to be able to get air circulation so they can grow longer and healthier.
If you want to move your plants around, they must be watered as soon as you put them in the pot. In between watering, let the water drains and not sit on the bottom of the pot. This helps your plants dry out properly and will help them survive the winter season.
These tips on how to start a microgreen business will help you be successful in growing healthy plants for your customers. Check out my website if you want more information on how to get started in your own micro green business. You will be surprised at how easy it is to get started.