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Homemade Potting Soil — 3 Comments

  1. “A new study of 25 types of microgreens (including kale, radish, beet, and red cabbage) found that nearly all the varieties had between four and six times the nutrients as the full-grown plant. The study was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.”
    http://www.health.com/nutrition/microgreens-healthier

    My guess is the nutrients are more concentrated in these tiny plants. As the plants get older they produce more and more cellulose.

  2. Update: Our microgreens in this new mix are growing twice as fast, getting larger, are darker green and healthier, and have a higher germination rate. I think if I soak the seeds overnight it will speed things up one day and put our microgreens on par with the professionals I’ve seen. (Harvest every 11 days or so.) This is wonderful news because I’ve really been struggling to get this right. Now that I know this works I’m going to start mass producing them.

  3. I have a simple potting soil that I use for everything. It is 1/3 peat or coir, 1/3 compost, and 1/3 aeration (perlite, pumice or rice hulls). pasturize the compost for use indoors. It is a great all purpose mix.

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