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Winter Gardening

January 9th, 2017

I’ve been seeing microgreens at the grocery store for quite a few years now, they’re not sprouts, but little seedlings grown in soil. Johnny’s Seeds sells the seed mixes for them along with individual varieties. I purchased a packet last year with hopes of growing them last winter. That didn’t happen, but I did manage to get two flats sowed yesterday.
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I have one flat on a heat mat, both are on my light stand ready for the light to go on when the seedlings emerge. I’ve read that these can be ready to harvest in 2-4 weeks, which seems like the perfect length of time. I’ll keep you posted on my efforts to add a homegrown microgreens to my plate during the long, cold winter months here in Maine.

Are you doing any indoor gardening for your plate?

One Comment to “Winter Gardening”
  1. Nebraska Dave on January 10, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Susy, I had in mind an expansion of the basement growing that I did last year but it looks like that’s not going to happen this year. Plumbing issues have plagued me since the beginning of 2017. A faucet that drips, a toilet that won’t shut off until the handle is giggled, a clothes washing machine that drips water into the tub when washing is completed, and now a major drain pipe from the bath tub leaks. Fifty year old urban houses require major attention.

    Happy New Year micro growing.

    Nebraska Dave

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