kale and basil microgreens in a windowsill

Light for Microgreens: Your Windowsill

April 13, 2018

Can you grow fresh salad greens full of flavor on your windowsill? Many people would love to have locally grown leafy greens available to them every week, and just can’t because they aren’t available. Some just don’t have the money to afford local produce.

pea shoots

How I Grow Microgreens Indoors

April 9, 2018

Microgreens come from many of the same vegetables you buy at the farmer's market.  They are simply harvested in the beginning stages of plant growth. Let's go over the steps to get you started. I've tried to break my process down into simple tasks that are hopefully easy to follow.

Front cover of The Microgreens Cookbook

Review: The Microgreens Cookbook

March 14, 2018

I have read several books on the subject of microgreens and The Microgreens Cookbook has a very different feel than all the others. Where the others get caught up in process, this one tries to build a more philosophical foundation on which to grow your microgreens. Brendan Davison doesn’t just want you to do it, but know why you're doing it.

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Container Ideas: Upcycling Plastic

January 31, 2018

Protecting the environment and growing fresh food is a great way to start any week. Let’s upcycle our plastic containers from the grocery store to grow our own fresh food in the form of microgreens.

A picture of baby collard leaves

Growing Microgreens: Collards

January 18, 2018

Collards may be one of the most underrated healthy greens out there. While kale gets a lot of the media attention, collards outranked it in the CDC’s nutrient density score. They are high in vitamins A, C, and K. Not to mention having plenty of cancer-fighting antioxidants. Collards are versatile thriving in cold and tolerating hot climates. They are easy to grow in the garden but I found them even easier to grow as microgreens.

What is a grow light?

A grow light is simply a light designed to mimic the sun.  Indoor lights like soft white bulbs put out light on the red end of the spectrum, closer to the look of candlelight. But grow lights give off full-spectrum light that is red, blue, and green. There are two main types, fluorescent and LED.