category: Sprout sand micro green

Seedlings contain the full plant power!

What is the difference between Sprouts and Microgreens?

Sprouts are grown completely without soil and light. The seeds specially grown for this purpose are first soaked in water, drained and then rinsed with clean water 2-3 times a day. Depending on the species, the sprouts are ready to harvest after 2-4 days. Legumes and cereals are particularly popular, but vegetables such as radishes and broccoli are also well-known sprouts. You eat the entire seed including the seed coat.

Microgreens need soil and light to thrive. Many things can be used as a substrate, commercially available potting soil, cotton wool, kitchen paper or hemp fleece, on which microgreen cultivation is particularly successful. The seeds are distributed very densely but without touching on the substrate and then kept evenly moist. After about three days, the seeds have germinated and now need light to grow vigorously. Depending on the species, microgreens take 7 to 10 days from seed to harvest. To harvest, the small seedlings are cut off just above the substrate. The roots and bottom of the stem are composted and only the top stem and cotyledons are eaten. Various types of vegetables and herbs are particularly popular.

The proportion of vital substances, minerals and trace elements in the small plants is many times higher than in the same amount of full-grown vegetables.

This allows you to expand the variety of food in your own self-sufficiency in a healthy way.

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