How To Grow Microgreens In Tissue Paper.


Microgreens are young seedlings of edible herbs and vegetables. Microgreens are rich in potassium, iron, zinc, magnesium, copper, and antioxidants. Microgreens are relatively easy to grow and a popular choice for home gardeners and for new gardeners.

How To Grow Microgreens In Tissue Paper.

For growing microgreens you just need seeds and a growing medium, you can also grow microgreens in many mediums but our suggestion is that you can grow microgreens in tissue paper.

For growing microgreens you just need seeds and a growing medium, you can also grow microgreens in many mediums but our suggestion is that you can grow microgreens in tissue paper.

Mostly whenever we think about growing anything, the first thing that comes to our mind is growing in the soil. We can grow microgreens in tissue paper and we can use microgreens for making salads and smoothies.

In this article, we will explain the process of growing microgreens in tissue paper step by step.


1. Seeds Of Microgreens.

Whenever we think about growing something, the first thing we do is buy seeds from the market or nursery. Broccoli, Kale seeds, and peas are used for growing microgreens.

Seeds Of Microgreens

If you have radish, Spanish, coriander, basil, and fennel seeds you can use them for growing microgreens.


2. Select A Tray.

For growing microgreens choose a tray or a container that is deeper than 2 inches. You can use shoe boxes or punnets.

For growing microgreens choose a tray or a container that is deeper than 2 inches.

3. Then Add Paper Towel In The Tray.

best tray or a container that is deeper than 2 inches.

After selecting the container or tray, place a paper towel into the tray and fit the towel paper into the tray. Cut your paper towel into pieces and fit the paper towel into the tray.


4. Planting Of Microgreen Seeds.

Before planting microgreen seeds into the paper towel, soak them in the water and soak them for a few hours or even overnight. Your seeds will germinate more easily when you soak them in the water.

Planting Of Microgreen Seeds

Spread evenly seeds on the surface of a paper towel. Take care properly and do not apply too much pressure you may crush your seeds. after placing the seeds, moist them with a spray bottle and place another tissue over it.  


5. Sunlight Requirement.

Place your tray or container in the place where it gets 8 to 10 hours of light daily. You can place your tray or container near the window where it gets at least 8 to 10 hours of light. If your home is in a dark place where it does not get enough light you can use grow light for growing microgreens, You can buy grow lights from Amazon and Local Garden Store.


6. Watering Of Microgreens.

Regularly water your microgreens twice daily you can use filtered or distilled water for watering.

Regularly water your microgreens twice daily you can use filtered or distilled water for watering. you can use a spray bottle for maintaining moisture in the plant.


7. Ideal Temperature For Microgreens.

Ideal Temperature For Microgreens

Your microgreen seeds require a warm environment for sprouting. If your house is cool and the temperature is below 18 degrees celsius for maintaining the temperature you can put a  heat mat under the tray. But the most important thing is to remove the heat mat from the tray as soon as your seed sprouts.


8. Harvesting And Storage Of Microgreens.

When your seeds sprout after 1 to 2 weeks of germination your microgreens will be ready to harvest. The benefit of growing on a paper towel is plucking off the microgreens from the tray and eating them whole.

Harvesting And Storage Of Microgreens

You can store your microgreens between two damp towels in a fridge, container, or plastic bag.  


Benefits Of Growing Microgreens On The Paper Towel:

  • If we grow microgreens in a paper towel you will not have a mess of soil.  Those people who are living in the small apartments can not afford a mess of soil because it is a hard process of dumping soil and you clean up your home or back yard easily.
Benefits Of Growing Microgreens On The Paper Towel
  • When we grow microgreens in tissue paper you can eat whole microgreens along with roots.
  • Microgreens actually grow best in paper towels than soil because air circulates more effectively.

Disadvantages Of Growing Microgreens In The Tissue Paper:

There are a lot of benefits of growing microgreens in the paper towel but still, there are some disadvantages which are explained below;

  • As tissue paper dries out more quickly than soil you will have to maintain moisture and water your microgreens twice daily.  Maintain the moisture level in the tissue paper with the help of a humidifier.
  •  When you grow microgreens in the tissue paper your plant will be more fragile, You will have to be very gentle so that you do not break or damage your plant.

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