New Beginnings

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Have you tried your hands on cultivating microgreens yet? It is not too difficult to do actually.

I have used various ways to grow them before like using a bamboo steamer basket as well as plastic cake tray. I must say that none of them proved to be easier than this new plastic tray or microgreen box which is purposed-made to sprout seeds. I am so glad that this kind of tool is now available for us here to use.



Within just a week, the seeds, Japanese kale (top side) and Dwarf Pak Choy (bottom side) have sprouted and flourished into beautiful seedlings. Now what is left is to "wallop" them all, yum :P. 



The process started about a week ago...



The seeds sprouted and rooted into the tray of water after being soaked in the water for a day and kept wet for another day or two...



Outside in the garden, while watering, I spotted this flower of my dwarf Arundina or mini Bamboo Orchid flowering. Although the bloom is tiny in size, it is very appealing. Demure in appearance, the pale flower looks like a little orchid bloom just as its common name suggests.

This pic below was taken early in the morning... 



Have a blessed day :D

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12 comments

  1. often hears about microgreens, but I have never tried to make it.

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    1. Endah, at first I was using kitchen tools like vegetable strainers and bamboo steamer basket like this... lol...
      http://mygreenfinder.blogspot.com/2013/10/grow-wheat-grass-indoor.html
      Those wheat grass seeds was big so it was fine. For small seeds I used clean soil :)

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    2. PS: Wheat grass is good for juicing only.

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  2. Never tried before, these micro vege.
    Eat them raw just like that ?

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    1. Meintheswim, yes, just eat raw after washing. I normally use them as garnish or stir lots of them into slightly cooled soup or dishes.

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  3. I've been wanting to grow microgreens since last year but haven't started until now. By the way, where did you get your tray from? Looks like you just use water. No medium like cocopeat etc.?
    Those are indeed lovely little flowers!

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    1. Jade C, yes, just water. I got the tray online from https://shop.baba.com.my

      Previously I used to use just clean soil for small seeds, now with this special tray I don't need any soil anymore :D

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    2. Thanks Stephanie! That's great info!

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  4. Hi Steph.
    Look like easy to germinated this tiny microgreen without soil but I never tried before. So cute to eat.Hahaha...

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    1. Yup, microgreens are easy to germinate (the seeds are from Baba too!) and look good. Also, they are considered superfoods. Oh, when eating with other food, I can't really taste them so much.

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  5. Nice post.Keep sharing. Thanks for sharing.

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