The varieties in this custom mix will all be the perfect size at the same time. Mild Mix microgreens can be grown indoors at any time of year and are a nutrient-packed way to get your "green fix" in winter. Move containers as needed for best light exposure and temperature (65°–75°F). Microgreens are ready to harvest in about 5 to 10 days after sowing, when they have cotyledons (first leaves), or when the first true leaves (second set of leaves) have begun to form, depending on preference.
Mix includes: 20% Bull's Blood beet, 20% Rad Acre cabbage, 20% kohlrabi, 20% Pac Choi cabbage, 20% Lucullus swiss chard
• Botanical Name: Beta and Brassica assorted species
• Days to Maturity: 5–10 days
• Family: SWISS CHARD, BEET: Amaranthaceae CABBAGE, KOHLRABI, PAK CHOI: Brassicaceae
• Native: Africa, Europe, Asia
• Hardiness: Annuals and biennials
• Variety Information: The varieties in this mix are meant to be harvested at 1"–2" tall for use as crisp, tender, lively flavored, raw greens. The seedlings are varying shades of green and red.
• When to Sow Outside: Not recommended. Microgreens are fragile, and outside soil makes them difficult to clean.
• When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. Sow indoors any time of year. For a continual crop, sow every 7 to 14 days.
• Days to Emerge: 2–5 days
• Seed Depth: ⅛"–¼"
• Seed Spacing: ¼"–½"
• Thinning: Not required
• Harvesting: When seedlings emerge, the first pair of leaves to show are the cotyledons, which can look very different from the leaves that follow, called "true" leaves. Microgreens are ready to harvest when they have cotyledons, or when the first true leaves have begun to form, depending on preference. Cool growing temperatures may slow the expected amount of days to maturity. Using scissors, cut microgreens just above the soil line when you are ready to use them.