Field Microgreens: How to Grow Microgreens Right in the Ground [Field Micros]

Field Microgreens: How to Grow Microgreens Right in the Ground [ Field Micros]

Growing field microgreens requires a slightly different approach than growing indoor microgreens. Join Curtis Stone over the course of 11 days as he takes you step-by-step through planting and harvesting field micros right in the ground. You’ll gain practical insights and knowledge that will help you either tweak and improve your current operation or successfully plant field microgreens for the first time.

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About Curtis Stone:

Curtis is one of the world’s most highly sought-after small farming educators. His book, The Urban Farmer, offers a new way to think about farming𑁋 one where quality of life and profitability coexist. Today, Curtis spends most of his time building his 40-acre off-grid homestead in British Columbia. He leverages his relationships with other experts to bring diverse content into the homes of gardeners and aspiring small farmers from around the world. Learn more at FromTheField.TV.


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  1. i tried MG in flats in the summer, what a mess, takes up too mu room, so last yr I piced those cool crops that I know I can "force" in the summer(arug., rads, mustard, sorrel, green lettuce) and kept them moist and small and clipped them small. SO MUCH EASIER AND TURNED OUT BETTER didnt know anyone else had figured that out too 🙂

  2. Curtis how do we get our microgreens more leggy? We grow in an outdoor greenhouse and think it may be due to long day lengths and sunshine as opposed to using lights. We keep them stacked and covered 4-7 days depending on variety. Our micros still have such short stems.

  3. Hi Curtis, we're just getting into microgreens. Have watched tons of content from you and other farmers. This is the most straight forward, informative, and comprehensive video that we have seen to explain the process. Thanks much for making this video🤠!

  4. I think they're growing bigger becuase of their access to Mycorrhizae fungi! I have a microgreens business and I ran some tests with Mycorrhizae. The results were shocking, and similar to the differences in your Indoor Vs. Outdoor harvests 🙂 Hope this helps! Love your videos, thanks for everything you have taught me, Curtis!!!! You're the man!!!

  5. Some plants will grow thicker if there has been some wind it triggers something in them to grow fatter so they dont fall over. works really well with tomatoes put them out on windy days that are not below freezing during nursery season and boom fatter stems every time

  6. The grow bigger because the roots can go deeper and still be fully surrounded by soil. Deep roots with full soil contact means more nutrients for more develooment in the same time.

  7. I just watched this video and I have a suggestion. I hope that you see this and try it. If not, perhaps, it will help others who watch this.

    Instead of covering the seeds with soil to keep the moisture on the seeds, you should try covering the bottom of your boards with sheets of plastic. Wood is porous and, most likely, is responsible for robbing the seeds of moisture.

    I would love to know if this tip helps.

  8. One of the issues that we run up against here is the washing. Where we sell our microgreens, washing them changes the classification to a high risk food. The state decided that after having a couple national salmonella outbreaks in sprouts and ecoli in salad greens that washing them put them at higher risk. As such unless we want to go through a very expensive licensing process, we are not allowed to wash and just have to label our product as requiring washing. We are also not allowed to create custom blends after harvest. If they are in the same plot and harvested at the same time it is ok so seed blends work but if they are in 2 separate trays they cannot be blended as they also feel that increases the risk. The new markets we are getting set to go into are located in a different state though and the restrictions there are less. Fun stuff.

  9. Just wanted to say I harvested my first batch of broccoli microgreens last week. Followed Curtis' instructions and it worked great! Now just try eating a WHOLE bowl of broccoli in one sitting .. that's a little toooo much sulfury goodness. lol.

  10. Hi curtis, i reed your book and dont have information aborut seed density of microgreens except that pea, sunflower and radish, i will aprecciate if you tell him what are the density of plantig all varieties that yoy hace experience


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