Swiss Chard Organic Microgreen
A red Organic Swiss Chard with red stems and green leaves. Swiss chard offers an outstanding variety of conventional antioxidants. With its very good supply of calcium and its excellent supply of magnesium and vitamin K, chard provides standout bone support. Microgreens are grown in a shallow soil-filled tray and placed in as much light as possible. The seedlings are then allowed to grow until they have between one and two true sets of leaves. Harvest is quick and easy by simply snipping off the seedlings with scissors just above the soil surface.
Sow seeds in a shallow tray of potting mix and cover lightly. About 8 to 9 grams of seed should be enough for an 11 inch x 21 inch tray. Keep the soil moist but not wet. Seedlings should be grown in full light to keep them from stretching.
Once seedlings have 1 –2 true leaves they are ready for harvest. This can range from 10-20 days depending on the growing conditions and the type of micro green. To harvest cut the seedlings off just above ground level with a sharp knife or scissors. The plants will not regrow, so discard the left over soil and start a new batch.
Damping off can be a problem with microgreens. Be sure and use fresh potting mix with each batch, do not over water and allow air to circulate around the seedlings.