Designed to save the muss and fuss involved in growing microgreens in soil, Baby Blanket is a felted jute grass mat that is processed by a water method and not treated chemically. This food safe product is grown and manufactured using organic practices but is not certified organ-ic. (In Canada only, foods can be certified organic.)
Using Baby Blanket in combination with Sea Spray Kelp or an organic natural fertilizer of your choice, you will have all the advantages of soil growing without the disadvantages of the mess. Use it for wheat, Kamut, rye, millet, oat, and barley grass, buckwheat, sunflower and pea shoots and any other microgreen varieties that do not specifically require soil. It is also great for gelatinous seeds like arugula, flax and cress.
Cut the baby blanket to size with scissors, and place in your preferred growing tray that does have drainage. Wet it with water or sea spray solution and keep the seeds moist by sprinkling or misting with water as required.
Baby Blanket can be reused. Dry it and carefully scrape and shake clean of old roots. Every few times of use it is best to sanitize and remove any plant pathogens by placing in boiling water for a few minutes.
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my first attempt was with sunflower seeds. Not a success because sunflower seeds like soil. BUT...clover, broccoli and radish all seem to work great. am going to try mung beans in layers made with the blanket. The beans will root through the blanket and the sprouts can be cut off leaving the roots behind. Dried the sunflower pad in the sun and the roots just dried right up. Good for "hydroponic " growing.
The baby blanket is good for some seeds, but not all. Good for hydroponic process with small seeds. Seems to be too stiff for roots to penetrate easily. Am thinking of pounding it on a log with a hammer to break up the long fibers. It DOES hold water. So far I have only done sunflower seeds, radish seeds and broccoli. Sunflowers need soil, but radishes and broccoli work fine on it. kind of like a hydroponic set up. I'm still learning