Growing with Hydroponics
Tips for Growing MicroGreens 

Microgreens are easy growers and it's unlikely you'll have any problems. 

Here a several growing tips - and equipment - to consider for growing more advanced crops.

Seeds - To Soak or Not to Soak

Some microgreen varieties require a presoak, sometimes up to 8, 10 or 24 hours. It is generally recommended to soak larger seeds like sunflowers and peas to soften the outer seed coat. Wheat grass is another seed that needs to soak before planting.

Always read the label before planting.

What About Nutrients?

Fertilizer is not needed.

Mother Nature packs seeds with nutrition and energy, and with microgreens there's enough to last until harvest. 

Some people do provide mild fertilization, but most crops truly do not need it. 

Humidity Domes

Humidity domes come in handy if your house has low humidity. Seeds must stay moist to germinate and humidity domes keep them from drying out.

In most cases, you’ll only use a humidity dome during germination and perhaps through first few days of the growing cycle. You’re trying to maintain the delicate balance between too much and too little moisture. 

There are many humidity domes available. Some are vented in case humidity inside the dome becomes excessive.

Heat Mats

Seeds also need gentle warm temperatures to germinate. Heat mats keep your seeds warm and comfortable, perfect for growing in a cooler spots like a basement or near a window in winter. Simply place the mat beneath your tray and plug it in.