We loved being able to go to the garden in the and pluck tasty and healthy snacks out of the garden during outdoor harvest times last summer and fall. When the first killing frost arrived, that all ended…until January 1st.
Well, we couldn’t go out to the garden which is now a micro tundra, but we did start some indoor micro greens one week prior to Christmas that we began to harvest of New Years Day.
We do not have any photos from planting day. The following photos begin on day 2 when the seeds began to sprout and continue until to day 14 when 1/3 of the micro pea shoots are cut and converted into a tasty side dish for our evening meal.
What is not included in this post: 8 hours soaking the 4 oz each of mixed lettuce blend and pea seeds in water before sowing them. Pouring 2 cups of water in the bottom of the trays prior to adding organic seed starting soil into the trays. Soil filled trays withing 1/4″ of the top. Evenly distributing the soaked and rinse seeds across the top of the soil.
Finally the trays were covered with an empty tray until the seeds become established seedlings 3 to 4 days later. Why? To keep the seed in the dark until they germinate and to give the sprouts a little resistance while they are growing to simulate pushing up through soil.
R Dub is planning to produce a video of the next round from tray preparation to harvest for late January upload.