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Getting Close

January 16th, 2017

Those spicy microgreens I seeded last week are just about to the stage where I can start harvesting them. I think I can seed them a little more thickly next time. The seeds are supposed to be around 1/4″ apart in the flat. They are quite spicy, I plucked one little seedling from the flat as I watered them and it provided a nice punch of flavor!
spicy microgreens 1
spicy microgreens 2
You’re supposed to harvest them when they get their first set of true leaves, mine are just getting their first true leaf. Technically they are ready to harvest today through Thursday, which is the 10-15 days stated that it takes. I’m going to wait until Thurs, if my office was warmer, they would probably be larger now. I’ll let them get about twice this big, which will provide us with 4-6 meals from my two flats of greens. I’ll definitely be getting a few more flats going this week.

Is anything in season in your area?

2 Comments to “Getting Close”
  1. MIsti on January 16, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Yes, as you know, lots of things are in season here. I’ve got a plethora of greens and the peas are coming up. Had turnips last week which were delicious!

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  2. Nebraska Dave on January 16, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Yes, ice storms are in season here. We are in the middle of one right. This year has been one of little snow but terrible freezing rain storms. As far as good goes, I had in mind to grow the micro greens again this year but plumbing issues stole my time away and it didn’t happen. So now it’s time to start thinking about starting seeds for the garden. I start with cabbage and onions.

    Have a great micro green day.

    Nebraska Dave
    Urban Farmer

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