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Tips on Growing Endive Microgreen
Endive microgreens are fairly easy to grow. You can plant them in a garden bed or a container. Here are some tips to keep in mind when planting, growing, and cultivating endive microgreens.
- When using a container, the container should be at least two inches deep. Prepare a good quality growing medium – organic potting mix or smooth soil.
- Sow the seeds so that they are spaced about 1/8 to 1/4 inch apart. Cover them with 1/8 inch of soil then water thoroughly but gently. Do not let the soil dry out.
- Endive microgreens may be grown on soil or hydroponic medium. When using hydroponics, it will be a challenge to get the microgreen past 15 days.
- Seed germination takes 2 to 3 days and has a high germination rate.
- Microgreen may be exposed to light on day 4. Choose a spot for planting or move your container where the plant will get at least four hours of sunlight.
- There is no need to fertilize since you will be harvesting your crops very early. Planting on soil with plenty of organic matter is perfect, though especially when you plan on using the same soil for multiple planting.
- Microgreen may be harvested from 8 to 15 days, ideally after 10 days. Endive microgreen are short. Harvest them by cutting the stems close to the root line then rinse well.