Microgreen Crop Nov 10

Microgreen Crop Nov 10, 2018

Arugula
Slow Bolt

Cabbage
Red Acre

Broccoli
Waltham

Peas
Speckled planted

Beets 
Detroit

Nov 11

I used about 2 teaspoons of each seed except for the peas which was ½ cup

I covered these for 3 days weighting them down then uncovered and put under T8 Fluorescent lights.
Growing these in the garage with no real natural light.

The growth seems very slow.
I am at Day 5 right now and they just seem to be popping up.

 Nov 14 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Progress seems very slow
I am wondering about the temperature in the garage as being too cold. Perhaps I should take them outside during the day heat and light and then bring them back in for supplemental light.

Nov 15

The Peas I have uncovered the weight after 3 days and then turned the cover over on them to see if they grow less fibrous being grown in the dark.

They are barely above the soil. This seems very slow. Perhaps this is also due to the heat in the garage.
I did take them outside yesterday to warm them up even though they were still covered.

Nov 16

Beets
Beets, Detroit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Beets not doing much after 6 days

Cabbage Microgreens
Cabbage Microgreen Progress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Cabbage germinating only on one side

Arugula
Arugula progress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arugula spotty germination and low stem.

Nov 17

Peas growth after 7 days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Greens are doing well though the growth seems stunted. The stems seem short. The trays have evaporated and it was time to water today. I did a bottom watering.

Cabbage Red Acre
Cabbage , Red Acre Progress after 7 days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dropped the Broccoli tray and saved a few seedlings but wonder if they will survive. I transplanted them into a smaller container.

I have had some damping off in areas and I feel that is probably due to the lack of evaporation in the soil and being too cold in the garage which hinders the evaporation and is just not the best for germination.

The soil was a bad choice. I used Miracle Grow Garden soil instead of potting soil. I think I should buy some new soil and vermiculite just in case.

The short stems may be due to uncovering them too soon. Corey said that he covers his Amaranth for quite a few days otherwise the stems are too short.

Planting too dense also can be a problem. That can cause damping off or other problems.

Pea Shoots looking nice, uncovered them to take a pic.

Arugula, picking up a bit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 18

Pea Shoots ready to uncover
The Pea Shoots are about 4 inches high and ready to uncover and get a little greening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arugula microgreens
The Arugula is filling out nicely

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broccoli Microgreens
Broccoli microgreens after falling on the floor and taking the clumps and putting them together. They look like they are benefiting from the loosened soil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Beets are picking up some growth.
The Beets are picking up some growth. I covered them for 7 days so they would grow taller.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 19

Pea Shoots turning a nice green after 1 day of light.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Arugula is short but nice looking and ready for harvest.
The Arugula is short but nice looking and ready for harvest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 20

Harvest day after 2 days of light.

Nov 27

After a week of letting them sit after harvest
The growing has gone on.

Pea Shoots are out of control…lol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Red Cabbage has become almost like baby lettuce.
The Red Cabbage has become almost like baby lettuce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The beets that I thought were a bust have started to come into a real crop
The beets that I thought were a bust have started to come into a real crop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arugula are the same way. The inch long leaves are ready to be baby lettuce.
Arugula are the same way. The inch long leaves are ready to be baby lettuce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baby lettuce greens
Baby lettuce greens
Our first baby green salad we grew ourselves indoors
Our first baby green salad we grew ourselves indoors

 

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