Supplies you'll need:
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.
It's not unusual to find mold growing on new seedlings. Mold isn't a problem if you take immediate action.
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.
Wash greens with water a dry with a paper towel or a salad spinner.