Sowing seeds and indoor gardening seem to be dominating my January blog posts. I am starved right now for green, tired of the bare branches of trees silhouetted against the sky. I have been sowing seeds in hopes of harvesting Microgreens. Microgreens are harvested from seeds sprouted through the early leafing out stage. I am using seeds from Pinetree Garden Seeds. This is my first attempt at this type of gardening.
I am growing the Microgreens on my windowsill in plastic throwaway containers from cookies and other snacks. To see how I went about the process, check out the photos below this paragraph.
I gathered my supplies: antique pots to look pretty, throwaway plastic from cookie containers, corn holder for poking holes in the plastic.
I made sure the containers would fit inside my chosen pots before I added the dirt.
I poked holes for drainage in the plastic with the corn holder.
I filled the containers with organic soil.
I watered containers of soil and let them drain.
I spaced the pea seeds out in rows.
I sowed the Kitchen Sink Mix en masse.
I covered with one of my favorite kitchen tools, Glad’s Press ‘n Seal.
The seeds are already up…they sprouted in less than two days. I will post a Microgreens Part II later this week.