6 Easy Steps to Grow Broccoli Microgreens
Soak Seeds (Highly Recommended)
Soak Broccoli Microgreens Seeds in cool water for 8-12 hours.
Prepare a Tray & Soil
Get a shallow growing tray - not more than 2 inches deep. Fill it with a seed starting potting mix. The soil level should be 1-2 inches.
Moisten the potting soil with water using a spray bottle. Gently sprinkle seeds evenly over the soil so they are close. Spray the surface of the soil and seeds with water again.
Place the tray in a spot away from direct sun exposure. Make sure the soil temperature is around 70°F. Avoid drafty spots. Moisten the soil with water using a spray bottle 3-4 times a day. Don't let the soil dry out, but also do not overwater it.
Once seeds start sprouting, make sure you are exposing the microgreens to at least 10 hours of daylight (use a grow light if there is not enough sun). Keep the soil moist.
In 5-12 days microgreens will be ready to harvest. When seedlings are 1 to 2 inches tall and have about two sets of leaves, snip and prep. However, you can grow them more or less by your preferences.
- Plant about 18 broccoli seeds per square inch. If your planting tray has a surface of 37.5 square inches, add 3.3 grams of microgreen broccoli seeds to a shaker (that's just under a teaspoon).
- A suitable temperature for the excellent growth of broccoli seeds is at least 70 degrees F. Place the plant tray on a growing mat to achieve this temperature.
- Cover the planting tray so that no light comes in. The broccoli microgreens don't need it to germinate. Instead, after germination, place the tray next to a window and provide artificial lighting (at least 16 hours of light per day).
- After planting, spray the soil and seeds with a spray can. Water the plants from below after germination. To do this, place the growing tray in the watering tray. This method of watering keeps the foliage dry, which means it helps to avoid diseases caused by rot.
- Broccoli microgreens have significant nutritional and health benefits. It is effortless and fun to grow them yourself. We hоpe these tips will help you grow broccoli microgreens at home.