My research and most important resources for the best start into sprouting and microgreens.
Www.Greenpatchseeds.com.au – seeds, garden, plants, great info resources
When to plant Sprouts and Microgreens
Sprouting seed – That is, they all have a preferred temperature range below and above which they will not germinate.
+ Unless you have a heated house or live in North Queensland if the night time temperature drops below the recommended temperature shown on the seed packet then usually the seed will rot, not sprout.
Cool season favourites:
+ alfalfa, broccoli, cabbage, fenugreek, kale, onion, radish, rocket
Warm season favourites:
+ buckwheat, mung, soybean, sunflower
Difference between Sprouting sprouts and Microgreens
Sprouting is ‘bench top organic vegetable gardening’. Sprouts are not only a great addition to salads and sandwiches, they are incredibly nutritious added to fresh juices and smoothies.
Microgreens are an exciting, colourful, gourmet alternative to sprouts. They are halfway in size between sprouts and salad mix. Usually grown in seedling trays, they differ from sprouts in that they are grown in sunlight and harvested with scissors when there are 2 or more true leaves; sprouts are eaten much smaller.