Ever look around and wonder what you can and can’t use to grow Microgreens? It’s hard not to imagine the possibilities – even if it seems a bit odd. That’s why we decided to test out some “not so typical grow mediums” such as Sand to see if you could grow microgreens successfully… because who knows if you’ll ever be in the middle of the desert or stranded near a beach that just happens to have a bag of seeds laying around? – haha of course the chances of this happening are pretty obsolete…. yet it doesn’t make it any less fun!
To top it off, we also had the idea of what if sand could be a reusable grow medium for microgreens, since technically you can wash it out and then heat it to sterilize it… so of course, we couldn’t not test that out too!
Usually, you’ll find sand mixed into soils to help with increasing aeration, drainage and loosening up the soil for planting various vegetable crops. We’ve even tested out a local Dallas, Texas soil in the past for growing microgreens that was amended with sand, and it did a wonderful job. However, outside of being mixed into soil – you don’t see sand as a stand alone grow medium for microgreens… and that may be because of a few reasons which we discuss in this video.
However, before we get carried away – the results speak for themselves as you will see, and it was a fun way to grow microgreens without traditional soil! There are TIPS and TRICKS sprinkled throughout the video to help you have successful harvests if you want to try this too!!
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