Microgreen Crop Nov 10, 2018
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.
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.
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.
The Beets not doing much after 6 days
Red Cabbage germinating only on one side
Arugula spotty germination and low stem.
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.
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.
Harvest day after 2 days of light.
After a week of letting them sit after harvest
The growing has gone on.