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Micro-Greens Pie Planting Recipe

By Joannabanana
January 9, 2013

Fresh greens are easy to start from seed and are quick to germinate. Enjoy the bold taste of micro-greens within 1 to 2 weeks

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Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Jan 9, 2013 2:57 PM CST
I like the ones with a bit of zip for taste too. Thanks for the clarification twitcher.

I'm running a hands-on workshop tonight for a local garden club. It's about indoor seed starting and thought the micro-greens would be most manageable for the folks that don't have lights (A gooseneck lamp would work great). It's a take-home project
I bought aluminum loaf pans instead of round cake/pie pans for the work shop since they are deep and small, plus would fit nicely by a window if need be. Actually 4 loaf pans will fit in on water tray and you could have different greens in each. I got Daikon Radish & Arugula for the class to sow

Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jan 9, 2013 4:14 PM CST
That sounds like a lot of fun! Thumbs up
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Jan 9, 2013 4:58 PM CST
I wish I was coming to your class Hurray!
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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RickCorey
Jan 9, 2013 7:02 PM CST

I looked around a few sites that sell Asian seeds for microgreen production, and found pretty identical prices and sometimes similar proc ut ID codes for seeds that were "for microgreens" or "for vegetables".

Is that usually true? Can I buy a 1/4 pound of Red Komatsuna seeds "for microgreens" , and in stead grow them to adult size and expect the same plan ts I would have gotten from a 1/2 gram packet?

As far as you know, are any varieties selected one way for microgreens and baby leaves, but a different way for mature plants?

The seed catalogs list them in separate sections.
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
Frugal Gardener Garden Procrastinator I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest
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RickCorey
Jan 9, 2013 7:02 PM CST
You might consider some "cat grass" seeds for a seed-starting beginners class. You can buy them by the pound as cover crops, and they sure sprout easily and quickly, no matter how you abuse them . Someone's cat might like salad better than they do.

- sweet oats
- ryegrass
- sweet barley
- hard red wheat sometimes called wheatgrass
- Avena sativa sometimes called oatstraw or cat oats http://www.google.com/search?s...


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Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Jan 10, 2013 8:58 AM CST
The class was a lot of fun and there was great discussion. One of the folks suggested recycling fresh berry's or salad plastic containers since they already has 'drain" holes and a clear lid. Any choice of container that is about 2" deep is a good choice. What an excellent option! Thumbs up
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jan 10, 2013 9:04 AM CST
I agree
I garden for the pollinators.
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 10, 2013 10:21 AM CST
I agree
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woofie
Jan 10, 2013 12:13 PM CST
Ooooh, I may have to try this! Sounds yummy!
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Feb 12, 2013 1:01 PM CST
This is for me, though, not the pets Green Grin!

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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
Frugal Gardener Garden Procrastinator I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest
Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database.
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RickCorey
Feb 12, 2013 1:29 PM CST
I started one bowl of Fall Rye and one of hard red spring wheat berries for my cat. Very pretty.

But he could tell that I wanted him to eat it, so now he won't!

Angry
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Joannabanana
Feb 12, 2013 1:33 PM CST
Hurray!

That's great! I have found the foil loaf pans to be a better size. They are much deeper and you can fit 2 in the space of one pie pan

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