How to Grow Micro Greens

Supplies you'll need:

  1. seeds - preferably organic 
  2. watertight tray
  3. 100 % jute grow mats
  4. labels to mark date and type of planting 
  5. sunny windowsill

Start by growing one type of seed in a single container. 

Always read the seed packet to see if there are any special instructions.

1. Position Grow Mat on bottom of watertight growing container. 

Our Grow Mats are designed to fit a 22" x 11" Grower Tray. If your tray is a different size simply cut the mat with a scissors to fit the tray.

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2. Pour plain water over Grow Mat until pad is floating in about 1/2" of water. Let mat sit in water until saturated - several hours or overnight. Nutrients or rooting solution are not  necessary.

3. Get ready for planting by pouring out excess water at the sink. Grow mat should be moist - but not standing in water. 

4. Spread seeds evenly over mat.

Gently press seeds into mat.

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don't over water - mats should be moist - not floating in water

Seeds will sprout in 10-14 days. Harvest when plant has grown 2-3 leaves. This is when micro greens have best flavor. Wait too long and plants turn bitter to taste.

Healthy roots growing under the jute grow mats. Healthy roots mean robust plants that are full of flavor.

Notice how clean growing without soil can be

Growing Mold?

It's not unusual to find mold growing on new seedlings. Mold isn't a problem if you take immediate action. 

  • increase air circulation by moving to a breezy spot or using a fan
  • sow fewer seeds - about half of what you would normally plant
  • water less - mat should be moist - not floating in water

Harvesting Micro Greens

When the first 2 leaves appear it's time to harvest. This can be anywhere from 7 to 21 days after planting - depending on type of plant.

Harvest greens immediately for the freshest flavor. Most micro greens can be stored in a plastic bag in refrigerator for up to a week.

There are 2 ways to harvest micro greens: 1) snipping greens just above the mat or 2) gently pulling entire plant from grow mat.

Harvest greens by gently pulling entire plant from jute mat. 

Harvesting mature greens by pulling plants from jute grow mat.

Wash greens with water a dry with a paper towel or a salad spinner.

Roots are edible and add an interesting crunchy flavor. Yum!!

Tips on Growing Micro Greens