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TIPS & SELECTIONS
» Take a shallow seed tray or any shallow
container with drainage holes.
» Fill to just below the rim with seed mix.
Sawdust or Pumice can be used for
germinating larger seeds eg. Peas.
» Smooth the sur face and make it even.
Press the mix down gently.
» Sprinkle the seed evenly and generously
onto the sur face of the mix. Sift soil
lightly to just cover the seed and press
» Water the seed tray either by soaking it in
a shallow tray of water or gently watering
» Cover for the first 24 hours with a sheet of
newspaper or shade cloth and keep the
tray out of full sun to prevent mix from
» When the seeds have germinated,
remove the newspaper and place in
bright but indirec t light.
» Seed trays need to be well-drained for
optimum grow th and to avoid diseases.
» Protect from heav y rain, birds, slugs etc
by placing a piece of clear plastic loosely
over the top.
» Make sure that moisture is not collecting
under the plastic and maintain good
» Don’t allow seed to dry out at all but
don’t over water. Avoid watering in the
heat of the day.
» Microgreen seed can also be sown
direc tly into the garden.
» Cut with scissors or pick microgreens
when their first true leaves appear,
bet ween 7-21 days, or when they are
between 2-5cm high.
» Stagger your growing times so there is
always something coming on.
» Most microgreens can be harvested once
only, except Wheatgrass which can be cut
when it is 150mm high and then again 2
» Pea should be soaked overnight to speed up
germination. Sow densely in the seed tray.
» Pea Fiji Feathers can be harvested at
either 75mm high or alternatively grow on
to 150mm - cut only the tips and you’ ll
be able do this several times.
» Microgreens can be grown year round.
Exceptions to this are Amaranth and
Basil which are better suited to summer
HOW TO... GROW MICROGREENS
A 92mm Agee or Mason jar makes a perfect sprouting
container and fits our sprouting lid.
Measure 2-3 tablespoons of seed into the jar.
Half fill the jar with water and leave to soak for 10 minutes.
If you are soaking larger seeds (eg Peas or our Stir Fry Combo)
then they can be soaked for longer (up to 4 hours). There is
no need to soak them overnight.
When the soaking time is up, screw on your sprouting lid, invert
the jar and drain the water off thoroughly.
Keep the jar in a cool place out of direct sunlight. Just leaving
it on the kitchen bench is fine. If you have a very warm kitchen
you could pop them out in the laundry. Rinse twice a day and
drain well. They need some moisture but shouldn’t be sitting
in a puddle.
After 3-5 days when the sprouts are nearly ready to eat, place
the jar in the light (but not direc t sunlight) for a day. The leaves
will green up due to the formation of chlorophyll which adds to
the nutritional value of the sprouts. When your sprouts are ready,
empty them onto a paper towel to absorb excess moisture.
Lifting and gently shaking them to separate the sprouts a little
will also allow any husks or unsprouted seed to be left behind
on the paper towels. You may also need to pat them dry
a little more with a paper towel - they will last better if you
remove most of the moisture before storing them.
Keep them on a fresh layer of paper towels in a closed airtight
container in the fridge. They will keep quite happily for 7-10 days
and even longer.
www.kingsseeds.co.nz for great information,
microgreen tips and tricks and much more...
One 100g bulk pack each:
Basil Sweet Genovese, Beetroot Bulls
Blood, Cress, Radish Rambo,
Pea Fiji Feathers, Rocket
SEED FOR SPROUTING
Contains Three Sprout
Lids and a selection of
five sample (smallest pack
size) sprout packs.
Contains: 50g each Green Broccoli,
Red Cabbage, Onion - 100g each
Pea, Radish plus ONE SPROUT LID
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