Vegetables and Fruit forum: Micro Greens Bolting

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maxcaviar
May 16, 2015 11:00 PM CST
I picked up a 6 pack of micro greens at a local nursery and transplanted them to a couple window boxes. They have only been there for approx 1 week and one of the greens in the mix is bolting in most of the (pix attached). We did not had hot weather during that time so I was surprised to see that. Is this typical of micro greens? Should I just keep pruning off the flower spikes or are these things too much trouble for their small size?
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Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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farmerdill
May 17, 2015 7:20 AM CST
They do bolt quickly with incresing light hours. Most likely They had been sitting in transit too long. I have seen nurseries actually selling bolting plants.
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RickCorey
May 18, 2015 5:23 PM CST
Strange to see someone selling "microgreens" as rooted plants, in a six-pack.

Micro-greens are typically eaten very young, with just 1-2 pairs of true leaves, or even at the cotyledon stage. Like, 1-2 inches tall at most. I thought they were always densely scatter-sowed and then harvested with scissors soon after emergence.

You could collect the seeds and then sow more "microgreens", densely ... and harvest and eat them before they get to the size they were sold at.

http://www.johnnyseeds.com/t-micro_greens_production.aspx?so...

http://www.johnnyseeds.com/assets/information/micro-greens-p...
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Weedwhacker
May 18, 2015 6:55 PM CST
RickCorey said:Strange to see someone selling "microgreens" as rooted plants, in a six-pack.


That's what I was thinking... they're really just one step beyond "sprouts." Something anyone can easily grow from seed... I can't believe they sell them in packs!
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maxcaviar
May 19, 2015 7:31 PM CST
i had thought about that too. and i think it must be correct. so i will grow them out to seed and will re-seed

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