Preferred Growing Medium:
Soil or Hydroponic
Seeding Rate per 10"x 20" tray:
Estimated time to Harvest:
assorted red and pink stems with dark green leaves
strong broccoli (brassica) flavor, nutty and rich
Vitamins A, B6 C, E and K, antioxidants, fiber, iron, copper, folate, dietary fiber, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium
Kale is an extremely nutrient dense food source. With microgreens you can receive all of the health benefits of kale and avoid the sometimes bitter taste that comes with full grown kale. Some of the health benefits of this amazing vegetable include:
Growing kale microgreens is quite easy. As long as you follow a few basic steps, you should have a plentiful harvest of microgreens in no time.
Prepare your growth medium, whether it be soil or a hydroponic growth mat, by getting it sufficiently moist. Spread seeds evenly across the surface of the growth medium. The denser you sow the seeds, the thicker your crop will turn out. However, be wary of over-seeding, which can lead to to the seeds becoming overcrowded, leading to crop failure.
After seeds are sown, cover for one to two days to allow seeds to germinate, and then uncover seeds and place under a grow light or in a place in your home that gets a lot of sunshine (rotate crop if next to a window to prevent "bending" in the microgreens). Continue to water when needed for up to a week and half. By then, you should have a bounty of little greens to incorporate into your meals.