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Soak or not to Soak? Microgreens Growing Instructions

Many growers ask if it's essential to soak all the microgreens seeds before sowing.

There are many vaireties of microgreens, some of them needs to be soaked to sprout properly, some of them shouldn't - it kills their sprouting ratio. There is also a variety  that can be soaked but it's not obligatory.

What varieties do I need to soak?

You should soak all the "bigger" seeds  - Sunflower, Lupine, Beet, Nasturtiums and Pea*

How long to soak microgreens seeds?   

Average time of soaking is 6-10h.

What kind of water to use?

Use tap water in room temperature. When you use too hot water you can kill the seeds.

What varieties are not allowed to be soaked?

All small microgreens seeds shouldn't be soaked. Don't soak microgreens varieties with seeds smaller than 3mm. These are Amaranth, Radishes, Cabbage, Turnip, Kale, Arugula, Broccoli etc etc.

Is that true that you don't have to soak Pea Seeds before sowing? The answer is -  YES!

There are two schools of growing Pea Microgreens Shoots. Want to learn them? - just click HERE

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