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Grow Microgreens at Home and Earn Lakhs Annually; Know How

In this corona period, people are becoming aware of the health and importance of hygiene, and are preferring healthy and hygienic food instead of junk. Microgreens also come in the list of healthy food, and this can be a great opportunity for you, as you can grow microgreens at your home and earn great profits.

Sangeeta Soni
Microgreens farming at your home
Microgreens farming at your home

If you enjoy gardening and want to turn your hobby into a business. Then I have a wonderful suggestion for you. People have been more mindful of health and hygiene throughout the corona period, and they now favor nutritious cuisine over junk food. Microgreens are another healthy meal option. The best part is that you can easily grow microgreens at home and profit handsomely.

What are Microgreens?

Microgreens are small veggies that are around 2-3 inches tall and are also the early leaves of some plants. These are created from vegetable and herb seedlings. Microgreens, the baby versions of greens, are thought to be healthier than full-grown greens.

How to do Microgreen farming at your home?

  • Microgreen cultivation is a simple process. It will be considerably easier for you if you already have some gardening experience.

  • You will require soil/ coco peat, organic fertilizer/ home-made fertilizer, trays, and seeds.

  • The initial investment is little, and you can expect to see positive results in as little as 2-3 weeks.

  • You can begin microgreens farming with correct calculations of the number of seeds required and the number of trays required based on the quantity of greens being grown.

  • Then, poke small holes in the trays and prepare them by mixing the potting ingredients listed above.

  • The seeds can then be placed in trays. It is not necessary to cover some greens with dirt. However, other greens, such as peas and sunflowers, need to be kept in contact with the soil and covered with trays.

  • Depending on growing conditions, you can harvest microgreens within a week or two.

Why Microgreens are in Huge Demand?

Everyone's health and wellness is a top priority these days, thanks to the pandemic, which has taught us the value of high immunity. Microgreens, on the other hand, are nutritious powerhouses, containing all of the essential components for brain and body wellness.

In fact, compared to their mature counterparts, these young greens have 40 times the amount of nutrients.

And, of course! Chefs prefer microgreens, which they use to garnish dishes with nutritious and appealing microgreens.

Click here to know more about microgreens and their potential health benefits.

Where to Sell your Microgreens?

Giving just one hour or even less in a day, you can do good care of your microgreens. Apart from this, you will require some more time to find people and build a network to sell your microgreens. In fact, it would be better to do this prior to or in between the growth of microgreens, so you won’t have any stress after harvesting to think that where to sell.

You can sell microgreens at-

  • Residential Customers

  • Hotels

  • Farmer markets

  • Grocery Store

  • Wholesale markets

  • Chefs

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