How to Grow Microgreens in a Jar

You can grow microgreens anywhere; that’s what I always tell people! They’re a great way to add nutrients and vitamins to your diet without buying supplements or spending a lot of money on top-selling greens.

If you’re looking for an easy way to grow microgreens, the best thing you can do is use a mason jar! Microgreens are nutrient-dense greens that pack a lot of vitamins and fiber into a small package. As a bonus, they are also very responsive to color, which means you can store them in any jar that strikes your fancy.

What is Microgreens

What is Microgreens

Microgreens are tiny, young plants that look and taste like full-grown vegetables. They’re perfect for those who want to grow their food but don’t have the space or time to grow large plants.

Microgreens are easy to grow and fast-growing, so they’re perfect for beginners just starting gardening. They’re also great for people who love to cook because they can be added to almost any dish, from soups and salads to sandwiches and omelets!

How to Grow Microgreens in a Jar

How to Grow Microgreens in a Jar
  1. Choose a wide-mouthed jar with straight sides that will hold enough water without leaking. The wider the mouth of the jar, the easier it will be to work with later on when transplanting your seedlings into the soil or soil-less potting mediums such as coco coir (which is made from coconut husks).
  2. Trim a piece of screen material to fit snugly over your jar’s mouth (the screen should be slightly smaller than the opening). Use tape or hot glue if necessary to secure it onto the inside of your lid so that no light can get through once seeds have been planted inside!
  3. Make your nutrient solution. Pour half of the jar of water and add 1 teaspoon of liquid seaweed (or liquid fish emulsion). Stir until dissolved and let sit for 24 hours before using.
  4. Arrange the seeds on top of the screen. Cover with more nutrient solution, and then place the lid on top. Put your jar on a sunny windowsill or under grow lights for 2 weeks, or until sprouts are about 3 inches tall and ready to harvest.
  5. After the seeds have been treated, cover them with a jar lid. Make sure there’s enough space between the top of the soil and the jar lid so that air can circulate freely through it.
  6. Keep your jar in a dark place for five days. After that time has passed, remove the plastic wrap and place the jar in direct sunlight for 10 minutes each day until it’s ready to be used.
  7. Remove the jar’s lid and place it in the sun or under a grow light. Then fill the container with water if it is required. You can use any water—distilled, bottled, or tap—but distilled will be best because it doesn’t contain any minerals that could affect the growth of your seeds.
  8. Fill the container with water if it is required. Many microgreens prefer to be grown in water instead of soil, which helps retain moisture and prevent rot during growth. If you have chosen to use a watering system for your microgreens, make sure you change their water regularly (at least once every two days).
  9. Harvesting is as easy as picking up your jar and eating some delicious little green treats!

Uses of Microgreens

Microgreens are often used as a garnish for salads, soups, and sandwiches. They’re also great for adding color to salads and other dishes.

But that’s not all! Microgreens can also be used as an ingredient in cooking. Here are some of their most popular uses:

You can use microgreens for a variety of purposes, including:

  • Serve them on top of salads for a colorful, beautiful presentation.
  • Top off your favorite soups or stews with microgreens for an extra boost of vitamins
  • Adding to sandwiches and wraps
  • Spicing up your cooking
  • Making pesto or other sauces
  • Use as a garnish at the end of a meal (think of how great microgreens would look on top of a cake!)

Benefits of Microgreens

Microgreens are the new superfood. While they might look like little more than a garnish, they’re packed with nutrients and vitamins that can help you live healthier lives.

Here are some of the benefits of microgreens:

  • They’re packed with nutrients and vitamins that your body needs to thrive.
  • They’re high in antioxidants, which can help fight off free radicals that cause cell damage and disease.
  • They’re an excellent source of iron and calcium, essential for maintaining good health and strong bones.
  • They have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce pain and swelling associated with arthritis and other conditions.
  • They’re high in fiber, which helps you feel full longer and keeps your digestive system running smoothly.
  • They’re also high in vitamins A, C, K, B6, folate (B9), thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, copper—all essential nutrients for health and well-being!
  • Microgreens are rich in chlorophyll—an ingredient that helps detoxify your body while cleansing the blood vessels!
  • A great way to get kids to eat their greens: microgreens are so tasty that even kids who don’t like vegetables will love them!
  • A cost-effective way to get your daily dose of veggies: one serving of microgreens is equal to five servings of vegetables!

Conclusion

Microgreens are the smallest form of greens, so they grow within days. This makes them a trendy choice because you can be eating your microgreens just days after starting a batch in your home. Microgreens are at their best when fresh and uncooked, but you can add microgreens to salads and use them as garnishes on dinner plates.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post on how to grow microgreens in a jar. I’ll be posting another shortly, so make sure to come back!

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