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Unlocking Nutrient Power in Microgreens

Many microgreen enthusiasts often overlook the importance of nutrition for their tiny greens. You might think that these miniature plants don’t need much to thrive, but that’s not entirely true. While some microgreen varieties can develop without additional nutrients, only by providing the right nourishment can you optimize their growth and nutritional content. Think of it this way: when you consume microgreens, you want the maximum health benefits. If the plants are nutrient-deficient, you’re missing out on the full spectrum of their potential.

The Secret to Larger, Nutrient-Packed Harvests

Unlocking Nutrient Power in Microgreens Healthy Radish Roots

The key to enhancing your microgreens lies in the timing and type of nutrition you provide. A seed carries enough nourishment to bring the plant to its first set of leaves. Beyond that, if your variety needs to grow past the cotyledon stage, additional nutrients become crucial. Without them, your plants might look underwhelming or even fail to thrive. By adding a well-balanced nourishment source, even during the cotyledon stage, you can grow microgreens that are both larger and richer in nutrients.

Choosing the Right Substrate Ratio

One effective way to nourish your microgreens is to introduce a high-quality, organic potting mix to their growing medium. Be cautious not to add too much potting mix to the ratio. It doesn’t take a lot of nutrients to grow healthy microgreens. But because they’re planted so close together, too much unsterilized substrate can cause harmful pathogens to take over. Remember, moderation is your friend. Start with a 10% potting mix ratio; it can go a long way in bringing out the vitality of your microgreens.

Going Liquid for Seamless Nutrient Delivery

Microgreen Varieties

If the idea of mixing potting mix into your sterilized substrate doesn’t appeal to you, consider liquid nutrients. The market is teeming with organic options that can give your plants a gentle but effective nutrient boost. Follow the directions on labels closely—seedlings are much more delicate than their mature counterparts and require a cautious approach. Start with a highly diluted mixture and gradually increase concentration. This trial and error will help you find the perfect blend for lush, nutrient-dense microgreens.

By giving your microgreens the nutrients they crave, you ensure that what you harvest is not only fresh and flavorful but also brimming with vitamins and minerals. This means every bite you take is as nourishing as possible. Feeding your microgreens is about more than just plant health—it’s about investing in your well-being. So, take the extra step, and your body—and taste buds—will thank you.

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Grow Microgreens for Garden-Fresh Flavor

If you’re someone who’s never turned soil in a garden before, diving into the world of microgreens is a game-changer for your taste buds. These tiny plants pack an intense flavor that’s sure to revitalize your recipes and bring a new dynamic to your meals. When you grow microgreens for garden-fresh flavor, your taste buds will thank you for adding that burst of freshness. Microgreens can transform even the most familiar dishes into culinary adventures.

Eat the Freshest Greens Possible!

When you grow microgreens, you’re guaranteed the freshest ingredients possible. Imagine clipping a handful of fresh greens right before plating your meal. You can’t get any fresher than that! This is not just about enhancing taste; it’s about maximizing the nutritional value you derive from your food. Freshly harvested, these greens retain more vitamins and minerals than any store-bought greens could possibly offer.

No Garden? No Problem!

Transform Your Garden Pollinators

You don’t need a sprawling backyard or a green thumb to grow microgreens. They thrive in small spaces and require minimal equipment. Whether you live in an apartment, a dorm, or just lack garden space, you can still cultivate a lush microgreen garden right on your windowsill or kitchen counter. This ease of growth means you can enjoy garden-fresh greens without the traditional gardening hurdles.

A Gateway to Gardening Mastery

Embarking on your microgreen adventure doesn’t just give you fresh greens FAST—it’s also a fantastic way to learn fundamental gardening skills. Microgreens are the perfect introduction to the world of seedlings and plant care. As you nurture these tiny greens from seed to harvest, you’ll gain insights into plant growth, watering, and light requirements. This knowledge is invaluable and can pave the way for more ambitious gardening projects.

Explore a Universe of Varieties

Microgreen Varieties

The diversity of microgreens that are available is astounding. From spicy radish and peppery arugula, to sweet pea shoots and earthy amaranth, there’s a variety to suit every dish. This vast selection allows you to experiment and discover your favorites, all while enjoying the gardening process. With so many options, you’ll never tire of growing these little wonders.

Start your microgreen garden today and you will soon be enjoying the freshest, most flavorful greens you’ve ever tasted. Download this free microgreen variety chart and get the guide to over 20 microgreen varieties.

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Grow Like a Pro: Superfood Garden Summit Highlights Part 1

The 8th Annual Superfood Garden summit was a BLAST! With thousands of growers all over the world joining in, this was our most popular summit to date. For those of you who weren’t able to join, here are a few of the Superfood Garden Summit highlights and insights from the garden and herbal experts who joined us this year.

This year’s summit was so popular that viewers demanded an encore THIS weekend May 25-27! Yes Summiteers, you can still get the special pricing if you want to own the summit and get the extra goodies.

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Nurturing Nature’s Winged Wonders

Are you worried about the decline of butterflies? Amy Landers sheds light on this pressing issue. With a 19% risk of extinction for US species and a 75% biomass decline in Germany, butterflies are facing a dire situation. But, there’s good news! You have the power to make a difference by growing superfoods that cater to these delicate creatures. Dive into Amy’s tips and transform your garden into a butterfly haven.

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The Comfort of No-Dig Gardening

Charles Dowding offered a back-saving insight at the summit: creating garden beds no wider than 1.2 meters. This simple tweak means you can garden comfortably without the strain. Remember, caring for your garden also means taking care of yourself.

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Unseen Allies: Nematodes and Soil Health

Crystal Meserole opened our eyes to the microscopic world under our feet. Crystal shares that, of an estimated million potential nematode species, only about 30,000 have been identified. Crystal uses this fact to remind us that when our gardens don’t go quite the way we want, it’s because we only understand a fraction of this microscopic universe. Keep exploring and learning – your garden’s success depends on it.

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Cultivating Healthy Kids Through Gardening

Jason Matyas emphasized the importance of involving kids in gardening. Encourage them to grow plants they’re curious about, fostering a lifetime of healthy eating and gardening habits. Engage their interests, and watch as they grow alongside your garden.

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Sage Advice from Herbal Guru Kami McBride

Kami McBride’s expertise on sage’s therapeutic properties came with a priceless bonus: a recipe for a sage steam. This potent herb is more than just a kitchen staple; it’s a home health remedy that you can grow and utilize all year round.

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Chocolate Lovers, Grow Your Own!

The bitterness that chocolate has? That is due to the polyphenols, and the kind of polyphenols that are in a cacao are called flavanols. Flavanols are not only antioxidants like other polyphenols, but flavanols are also anti-inflammatory.

Ever dreamt of growing your own chocolate? Marjory Wildcraft and Jeff Paul provide a comprehensive guide to cultivating cacao, the superfood behind chocolate’s rich flavor and health benefits. Get ready to embark on a deliciously rewarding gardening adventure.

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Thrilled with these Superfood Garden Summit highlights and insights but missed the live event? Surprise! You’re invited to the encore weekend from May 25-27. Grab the special pricing, soak up every presentation, and join a community passionate about superfood gardening. This is your chance to grow your knowledge and your garden!

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Grow Like a Pro: Superfood Garden Summit Highlights Part 2

The 8th Annual Superfood Garden summit was a huge success! With thousands of growers all over the world joining in, this was our most popular summit to date. For those of you who weren’t able to join, we made a post last week sharing some of our favorite highlights and this week is part two! So here are some more of our favorite Superfood Garden Summit highlights and insights from the garden and herbal experts who joined us this year.

Yes Summiteers, the summit is over but, you can still get the special pricing if you want to own the summit and get the extra goodies.

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The Cycle of Life: Soil as an Ecosystem’s Foundation

Matt Powers brought to the summit an essential reminder of the soil’s role in life cycles. By understanding and respecting this cycle, you can nurture a garden that’s both productive and sustainable. Start seeing soil as the foundation of all ecosystems – because it truly is.

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Backyard Fruit and the Rhubarb Revelation

Michael Kilpatrick debunked a common rhubarb myth, teaching us that only certain plant parts are safe to eat. Use his insights to confidently add fruit trees and rhubarb to your garden, ensuring a bountiful and safe harvest.

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Growing Greens and Berries in Small Spaces

CEO of Food Revolution Network Ocean Robbins reassured new growers that even small spaces can yield abundant superfoods. His presentation on the potential of greens and berries will inspire you to maximize your garden’s productivity, regardless of size. To Your Health!

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The Herbalism Deep Dive with Sajah Popham

Sajah Popham reveals the importance of sourcing quality seeds for a home garden of immunity from reputable providers. One of his favorites (and ours), is Strictly Medicinals.

Sajah’s session was a treasure trove of herbal wisdom. From cultivation to preparation, he covered essential techniques for a robust home apothecary. Take his advice on sourcing quality seeds, and embark on a journey to garden-grown immunity.

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Seed Saving: An Act of Preservation

Bill McDorman’s conversation with Greg Peterson highlighted an inspiring fact: you, as a small-scale gardener, are a crucial guardian of plant genetic diversity. Your role extends beyond your backyard – you’re helping to secure food diversity for future generations.

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Explore Bioenergetics in Gardening

Stacey Murphy introduced the concept of bioenergetics, expanding your perception of natural interactions in the garden. Humans perceive only a fraction of the electromagnetic spectrum, indicating vast unknowns in the natural world. Recognize that there’s more to your green space than meets the eye, and start exploring these dynamic energies.

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Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting, the Superfood Garden Summit has something for everyone. Don’t miss this opportunity to enrich your gardening experience and enhance the health of your garden, your loved ones, and yourself.

Thrilled with these Superfood Garden Summit highlights and insights but missed the live event? You can still grab the summit here and OWN IT FOR LIFE, soak up every presentation, and join a community passionate about superfood gardening. This is your chance to grow your knowledge and your garden!

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Supercharge Your Health with These Superfoods Garden Tips

Grow Superfoods by Growing Soil

Superfoods can only grow in super soil. Expert growers know that they don’t grow plants, they grow soil. So if you want superfoods, grow superfoods by growing soil. You don’t have to be a super gardener−you just have to become a steward of the soil.

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Healthy Superfood Soil Tips

1. Get a one-time heavy metal test.

You need to be sure your plants aren’t pulling toxic metals into their bodies. This will help you to avoid heavy metal contamination in your body. While it is an expense, it can save you tons of money in medical expenses in the long run… and most importantly, your health!

2. Get a soil nutrient test.

This will tell you where the nutrient levels in your soil are and what you might need. For both the heavy metal and nutrient test, TPSLab.com is a great resource. They test soils all over the globe and we’ve experienced the friendly customer service there.

3. Know your soil.

You can do this with a home jar test. It’s also a really fun family experience! Visit our blog here for a quick How-To on soil Jar Testing.

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Our Top 5 Tips for Building Super Soil for Superfood

Growing Superfood Tip #1: Compost

Compost adds nutrients and soil biology that carry nutrients to plants. If you’re growing less than 9 months out of the year, you’ll want a 2″ layer of Compost. If you’re growing more than 9 months, add a 2″ layer twice a year.

Growing Superfood Tip #2: Rock Dust

Rock dust provides vital trace minerals for your plants. It can take up to a year for the minerals to become bioavailable to your plants, so apply yearly.

Growing Superfood Tip #3: Compost Tea

Compost tea will boost the organic organisms in your soil by… well, a lot! Just one small handful of COMPOST contains roughly eight billion microorganisms. Eight billion… That’s as many people as there are on the planet! But if you think that’s BIG, then you should know that compost tea has been found to contain up to 10,000 times that number in the same volume of space! That’s HUGE! That’s 80 trillion little workers ready to do the garden work for you, right in the palm of your hand.

Growing Superfood Tip #4: Worm Castings

Studies show that adding 20% worm castings to your substrates for transplants can significantly boost the health of your plants and their immune system. Add this to your transplant mixes, and another bit when you plant–add a small handful under transplanted plants, and a thin row under your seeded row plants.

Growing Superfood Tip #5: Hands… AND FEET OFF!

Avoid stepping in the garden. Stepping on soil compacts it, preventing water and air flow. It also makes it more difficult for plant roots to navigate through.

Also, avoid working in the soil when it’s wet and ideally, only lightly hoe the top 2-4″ of soil. If you lightly hoe the soil once a week, you can keep pests down. If you hoe the soil any deeper than that, you run the risk of destroying the underground micro cities of your soil beneficials.

When if comes to superfoods… you can only get them if you have super soil. Want to learn more on how to grow superfoods by growing soil?

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