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Pencil Cactus – 21 Questions Answered (Euphorbia Tirucalli)

The Pencil Cactus, contrary to popular belief, is not a cactus. Known by many names such as firestick plants, naked lady, and the milk bush, the pencil cactus is, in fact, a shrub or a small tree from the family Euphorbiaceae. Euphorbia tirucalli, or the pencil cactus as it is commonly known, is native to …

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Growing Microgreens For Profit – Is It A Legit Business?

Is It Profitable To Sell Microgreens? Not only can selling microgreens be profitable, but there has never been a better time to get started. The market is growing as more and more people learn about their health benefits, exceptional flavors, and ease of growth. The best argument for a microgreen business is that overhead is …

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Micro Herbs 101: Growing, Using, And Most Popular Varieties

Sometimes new growers ask me about microgreen herbs. They want to know if it’s possible to grow basil, rosemary, oregano, or mint as microgreens, if the equipment is the same, and how long they take to grow. Many are unsure what the term “micro herb” really means. In this post, I’m going to break this …

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These Are The Best Microgreen Trays Hands-Down [Updated!]

What To Look For In Microgreen Trays The right microgreen tray makes your life easier and improves the quality of your product.  There are many options available on the market, but not all are of the same quality. While some swear by the cheapest trays as a way to keep expenses low, others are convinced …

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Sunflower Microgreens 101 – Your Guide To Perfect Growth

Sunflower is one of the most popular microgreens out there and is often one of the first beginners turn to when getting started. Whether you’re growing your first tray or troubleshooting an issue you’ve had with your latest sunflower microgreen crop, you’ll find this guide extremely helpful. Let’s get into it by looking at the …

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Microgreens Basics: 12 Beginner Questions Answered

What are microgreens? Microgreens are seedlings that have just reached the cotyledon stage where they sprout young leaves. They are basically baby versions of regular plants, like broccoli, peas, corn, or basil. Microgreens are a popular food because of their high nutritional contents, fresh and bright flavors, vivid colors, and crunchy textures.  Unlike other types …

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10 Best Places to Buy Microgreen Seeds Online

Just a few years ago it was much harder to find great microgreen seeds online.  Recently, as more and more people realize the nutrient-dense benefits of growing microgreens, long-running seed suppliers are stocking more microgreen seeds and products than ever. At the same time, entirely new businesses are popping up that specialize in growing microgreens …

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Growing Hydroponic Microgreens | A Step-By-Step Guide

Microgreens are easy to grow, taste great, and yield incredibly quickly. They are a favorite of chefs, foodies, hobbyists, and serious commercial farmers alike. The most popular way to grow microgreens is in soil.  Soil is easy to work with, retains water well, and naturally contains nutrients that help microgreens grow. There are dozens of …

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Hydroponic Nutrients and Fertilizers 101 (Which Is Best?)

Hydroponic Nutrient Basics Plants need nutrients to survive and thrive.  In hydroponics, we need to put the perfect balance of nutrients into our systems or our plants just won’t make it. We don’t get any help from the soil which naturally has some of these nutrients, it’s all up to our fertilizer. Before I break …

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Hydroponic Lettuce 101 – Guide To Perfect Greens

When you think “hydroponics”, the first vegetable that comes to mind is probably lettuce.  Leafy greens, and lettuce especially, are perfectly suited for hydroponic systems. They grow fast, produce well, and have a small footprint in your grow space. Lettuce is the perfect first plant for hydroponic newbies beginners. There isn’t anything tricky or fancy …

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