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Alfalfa Microgreens – How to Grow

🌱🌟 Unlock the Secrets of Growing Alfalfa Microgreens with Grassroots Farms! 🌟🌱

Are you ready to dive into the world of alfalfa microgreens? Here’s your ultimate guide to growing these nutritious greens at home, along with some helpful tips and tricks:

Why Grow Alfalfa Microgreens?
Alfalfa microgreens aren’t just tasty; they’re also packed with essential nutrients like vitamins A, C, and K. Plus, they add a fresh, slightly nutty flavor to salads, sandwiches, and more!

Getting Started with Grassroots Farms Grow Kits

  1. Preparation: Start by soaking Grassroots Farms Peat Pucks in water until they expand. Then, spread your alfalfa seeds evenly over the moistened peat pucks and gently press them in for good contact.
  2. Germination: Cover the tray to create a humid environment that promotes germination. After a few days, you’ll start to see sprouts emerge, signaling it’s time to remove the cover.
  3. Light and Water: Move your tray to a sunny spot or under a grow light to provide adequate light for healthy growth. Remember to water your microgreens carefully to keep the peat moist without overwatering.

Common Issues and How to Address Them

  • Mold and Webbing: Keep an eye out for mold and excessive webbing, which can occur due to over-soaking or poor ventilation. This webbing is a natural result of mucilage produced by sprouting seeds. While harmless, excessive webbing may indicate issues with moisture or airflow. Ensure proper ventilation and rinse sprouting seeds thoroughly to minimize webbing.

Harvesting and Enjoying Your Microgreens
Once your microgreens reach about 2-3 inches tall, usually within 7-10 days, they’re ready to harvest! Simply snip them just above the soil line with clean scissors and rinse them gently before incorporating them into salads, sandwiches, and more.

With Grassroots Farms Grow Kits and these helpful tips, you’ll grow healthy and flavorful alfalfa microgreens with ease! πŸŒΏπŸ’§ #AlfalfaMicrogreens #GrowYourOwn #GrassrootsFarms