Growing Kale Microgreens with photo of first leaves

Growing Microgreens: Kale

October 2, 2017

Kale may be one of the easiest microgreens to grow. Read about what I did to turn a tablespoon of seeds into a bowlful of kale microgreens.

Youtube Review: How to Grow Microgreens

September 27, 2017

In this video from Garden Answer, Red Arrow Radish, Calabrese Brocolli, and Bulls Blood Beet are displayed. She also talks about how easy it is to get started with microgreens, and several varieties that can be grown.

Is it really organic?

September 25, 2017

A question you should often ask yourself when buying food is "where did this come from?".  Take a closer look at the labels to be informed about what company produces this food and where it was grown.  As confusing as some of these labels may be, even if you do decipher them, you still may not be buying organic.  

The USDA Office of Inspector General conducted an audit of National Organic Program’s (NOP) international trade arrangements and agreements.  They found that there were several issues with how the organic label is applied to food from foreign sources.

microgreens in a bonsai pot

Container Idea: Bonsai Pots

September 21, 2017

Bonsai pots can work great as your next microgreens container.

seed packets

First seed order at True Leaf Market

September 18, 2017

I have been ordering seeds for a while now.  I probably started like most with Burpee seeds from local big box garden center.  I then moved on to I order most of my garden seeds from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.  Their selection for varieties that grow in the southern heat is unmatched in my opinion.  In my experience, the right variety matched for your climate can be the difference between a big harvest and a disease-ridden failure.    

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.