Sprouts could be very healthy ingredients to be put in main dish, side dish, appetizers, and salads, etc. And due to its short harvest time, around 20 days, and easy growing steps, you could get fresh sprouts at home with indoor hydroponic garden.
Several common sprouts in the market: mung bean sprouts, soybean sprouts, black bean sprouts, peanut sprouts, radish sprouts, pea sprouts, toon sprouts, pine willow sprouts, water spinach, etc.
It can be divided into two categories:
1.Sprouts Demanding for Light: Broccoli sprouts, kale sprouts, purple kohlrabi sprouts, arugula sprouts, red and green cabbage sprouts, all kinds of radish sprouts (not carrots), pea sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, black bean sprouts, wheat, barley, oats, etc., green sprouts kind. Characteristics: These sprouts at early stage could be put in dark room to accelerate germination, and at later stage exposed under light will turn to green.
2.Sprouts No Need Light: Peanut sprouts, black bean sprouts, mung bean sprouts, soybean sprouts, red bean sprouts, etc., yellow sprouts. Characteristics: dark room growing, until harvest.
1.Temperature requirements: It must be able to keep the germination room at 20-25°C, and the cultivation room has the control ability to adjust the temperature between 16-25°C.
2.Lighting requirements: maintain proper lighting.
3.Ventilation requirements: Ventilation facilities must be provided, and indoor natural ventilation or forced ventilation can be carried out to keep the indoor air fresh.
4.Water source requirements: Tap water, water storage tanks or spare water tanks should be provided to meet the water demand of sprouts.
5.Cultivation substrate: The cultivation substrate should be clean, non-toxic, light weight, strong water-absorbing and water-holding capacity, and its residues are easy to handle after use, such as newsprint, wrapping paper, tissue paper, etc., as well as white cotton cloth, no Woven cloth and perlite etc.
6.Sowing: seeding is mostly carried out in plastic seedling trays. Before sowing, the seedling trays should be washed clean and disinfected with lime water or bleaching powder, then rinsed with water, and then spread a layer of paper on the bottom of the tray to sow peas, Wheat, buckwheat. But the sowing method of toon and radish is different from that of peas.
1.It is recommended to select demanding for light sprouts Seedlings
2.Sprout vegetable seedling tray, special newsprint for seedling, plastic film (or special moisturizing cover), clean water, seeds, indoor hydroponic garden
3.Add water to the planter, and just immerse the seed pan in the water. Lay the seedling paper on the seedling tray, the paper towel is moist but not submerged by water.
4.Sprinkle the seeds evenly on the nursery paper.
5.Cover with a film or moisturizing cover.
6.The light can be turned off before the seeds germinate, or the light board can be adjusted higher after being lighted.
7.Do not place the light board too close.
8.Pay attention to the water level after the seedlings germinate. If the temperature is high, the water has a peculiar smell, and the water needs to be changed.
9.When the seedlings reach the moisturizing cap, the moisturizing cap needs to be removed.
10.It needs to be harvested before the true leaf (the third leaf) grows.
11.Generally, the harvest time of seedlings will not exceed 20 days.
Hydroponic microgreens seed starter kit:
Our own designed sprouts growing tray and light system can help you easily grow sprouts indoor.
It comes with the pad, which you could lay the seeds on. And we also provide cover to maintain the temperature at the seedling stage.
The 24W Smart I Shape light can be set with different timer according to different stages of the growing; it’s also height adjustable and lighting dimmable
Post time: Jun-15-2022