that was great, watched it earlier this morning.
what's changed since you made it?
wait, so you don’t use dirt trays anymore? what are the advantages?sky wrote: ↑Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:12 pmI now grow hydroponically and eat microgreens in a green smoothie. My grow spaces are currently tied up with seedlings, but when I get back to growing microgreens, I will probably just grow broccoli. Sunflowers are great but pulling the hulls out takes a lot of time.
oh! figured less mess too, and in a small apartment that’s a huge plussky wrote: ↑Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:07 amWith broccoli, I use a perforated tray with a paper towel on the bottom, and scatter the seed on the paper towel. Then put the tray in a flood and drain system set to 6 hour cycles, using water. After 5 days, switch to 8 hour cycles and turn the lights on. Use a mild hydroponic nutrient solution from day 6 to harvest on day 9 or 10.
This method is less cost than soil.
i haven’t, but thanks for bringing it up. i was reading about it last night.white belt wrote: ↑Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:35 pmDoes anyone have any experience with the Kratky method of hydroponics? The research I've done highlights that it is "set and forget" with minimal resources and no electricity necessary like most hydroponic systems. I believe it is only viable for certain leafy vegetables though.
Thanks for the link and recipe ideas.sky wrote: ↑Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:04 pmThis youtuber reuses the soil and puts worms in the tray soil.
So far, I have eaten microgreens:
Raw as a lettuce on sandwiches, and salad
Processed in a smoothie
Chopped and added to soup
Frozen, chopped and added to baked vegetables (casserole)
Dried and added as a powder to soup
I found the radishes and mustards, as part of spicy mixes too hot for me.
The sunflowers taste excellent and are probably high in protein, but they are susceptable to mold and they attract rodents.
Broccoli are highly nutritious and easy to grow.
That makes sense to me. I've been watching a lot of side-by-side experiment videos from On The Grow on Youtube and they had improved growth with small amounts of worm castings, but showed negative results when they added too much. I still think I'll do testing with growing on non-bleached paper towels next but I might try re-using soil down the line (I already added the soil/roots from this batch to my worm bin).sky wrote: ↑Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:04 pmThey do need nutrients, perhaps not much but they need some.
He is using a Burpee seed starting soil mix as a thin layer over the previous layer. He has posted a number of videos about this, but all are pretty much the same. He adds 30 to 50 worms per 10x10 half tray.
Thanks. So are you planning to implement some kind of microgreens or worm composting system at your apartment? In the past 6+ months since you started this thread, have you found any other home production strategies that work well on the small-scale?