Growing Microgreens At Home
Our kits are ideal for getting you started in your Microgreen growing experience. They make ideal gifts too.
Each kit complete with all necessary item (Seeds of your choice, growing media, container, water bottle sprinkler)
Getting your kids involved is the easy part. Teaching them the process as you work together on that first batch of sprouts is the place to start. Once they know how it’s done, it’s time to turn the process over to them; letting them fil the soil into the container, letting them soak and rinse seeds on their own once their comfortable with the process, watering their own sprouts and letting them harvest. Keep them engaged by asking them to help choose seeds for sprouting. Learn with them to identify the different seeds —carrots, black bean, maple pea or wasabi — as they go along. Give them responsibility as you teach them biology.
Your older sprouters can get into an important part of the scientific process — observation and record-keeping — with simple journal entries that record when seeds were soaked and for how long, when they first showed signs of life, and when they were harvested. Larger seeds make it easy to identify the parts of the seed — seed coat, embryo, cotyledon — and kids should be encouraged to sketch the parts they see in their journal. Journal keeping can become the basis of larger science projects.
All of this will prepare your young gardeners for the day when you’ll be starting seeds indoors for later transplanting outside. They’ll know what’s going on under the soil, and they’ll anticipate the results.
Sprouting seeds can be the beginning of continued activities; namely cooking and serving the sprouts in meals. Sit down with your child and let them show off their computer search skills as they look for recipes that include particular types of sprouts. These could include simple additions to salads or involve stir-frying (make sure the activity is age appropriate for your young learner. Safety is always the first consideration)
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