Growing microgreens

brinyc
By brinyc on Sun, Nov 1, 2015 - 10:00am

Hi

 

I am interested in growing microgreens at home. These radish, pea, sunflower, buchwheat microgreens are extremely nutricious and are an inexpensive way to start food production.

I am very much a newbie to food cultivation.

I recently purchased a  flourescent light system

http://www.amazon.com/Start-JSV4-4-Foot-Light-System/dp/B0001XLSGQ

and am following the growing advice from Chris Thoreau´s videos

http://foodpedalers.ca/

I was wondering if anybody has experience at growing microgreens at home?

What methods have they used to safely heat the plants at home.

As I live in an old apartment in Spain without central heating I am considering my options to heat the plants while I am out during the day.

Oil heaters look too dangerous to leave on without supervision.

Anybody with experience of growing microgreens at home

 

All the best

 

Brian

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robshepler
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Cold weather plants

Have you tried cold weather plants?

Eliot Coleman has a system of growing through the winter in Maine and he grows plants that don't mind the cold. Things like mache, spinach, kale and some lettuces will grow pretty well for him even in a very cold climate. Worth a look at the "Winter Harvest Handbook".

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brinyc
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That sounds like the way to

That sounds like the way to go thanks.
I will look into that this week.
Many thanks

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ChuckU
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Growing your own greens 80 plants indoors in 4' x 4' space..

Just Purchased one of these hydroponic units for growing greens and small veggies...

Omega Gardens: Volks-Garden Supra Hydroponic grow system.

Simple maintenance free Rotating Drum hydroponic growing system grows 80 plants in 1/3 of the typical growing time...

Harvest mature salad greens in only 21 days.  Great for winter time growing, grow indoors year around...

Grow Salad greens, herbs, small fruits and veggies...

Minimal power and water use.  Requires only 4' x 4' floor space. Plant growth acceleration is facilitated by constantly changing orientation with respect to gravity, one rotation per hour, self watering..

4 x 39 watt Fluorescent High Output grow lights included..

Complete kit with documentation... Well designed!  Grows greens like crazy...  

Manufacture:  Omegagarden.com/?content_id=1510

Worth a look if you want to grow at home via hydroponics...

 

 

 

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