How To Grow Microgreens Indoors (SEED to HARVEST)


Interested in growing microgreens indoors, but not sure where to start? By the end of this video, you're going to have the exact procedure I use in my farm so you can grow perfect trays of microgreens on your own at home. For the best microgreens content, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and ring the bell so you get notified when I post a video every Tuesday.

I've been growing microgreens commercially for over three years now and I've definitely perfected the process. I've learned so much by experimenting over the years and I want to pass this knowledge onto you so you can grow perfect trays of microgreens NOW without having to make all the mistakes that I've made to learn this. Whether you're new to growing or simply want to improve your technique, I'm going to take you step-by-step to show you exactly how I grow microgreens indoors.

First, you're going to get your trays ready by placing a tray that has holes inside of a tray that doesn't have holes. This is called a tray set. Next, fill the tray set with your preferred growing medium. I'm using a potting mix made of perlite and peat moss. Spread the soil out evenly without pressing down. Once the soil is spread out evenly throughout your tray, you can use a soil press or simply use another tray to press down the soil and make a flat surface for your seeds. Spread your seeds out evenly across the tray and press them down so they have really good contact with the soil. If you're using bigger seeds like sunflower or pea, you're going to have to soak them first beforehand.

Next you're going to mist the tray heavily. The seeds need enough water to fully germinate and last them through the whole germination phase. Stack your trays and add weight on top. This keeps the seeds in the dark, improves moisture retention throughout the germination phase, and the weight actually gives the seeds something to push up against so they can push their roots down into the growing medium.

After a few days, you're going to see the plants pushing up the weighted tray. This means that the germination phase is now complete. Next, you're going to put your germinated trays underneath a grow light and give them their first watering. Remember, they haven't had water since the initial misting, so it's important to give them water right when you first put them underneath the grow light. Every day in the morning you're going to water your microgreens. Once the leaves have developed a canopy on top, you're going to switch to bottom watering where you add water between the trays rather than on top of the plants.

After the plants have grown for about another week, (depending on the variety) your microgreens are fully grown and ready to eat. Harvest your microgreens carefully with a knife and enjoy the amazing benefits that these plants have to offer.

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