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Beet, Ruby

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Baby beet microgreens!

Beets can be challenging to grow and must be grown as a microgreen not a sprout. We do not recommend them for beginners.

  • Days to Sprout: 8-12 days
  • Soak Time: 4-6 hours
  • Yield: 1/4 c dry seed yields 3/4 c microgreens
  • Storage: Our seeds should sprout well for a year after you purchase them, if stored in a cool dry place. If you’d like to extend the germination life of your seeds, store them in the fridge. If you store your seeds in the freezer, they’ll last even longer!

Grow Beet Microgreens!

  • 10” x 20” gardening trays (1-inch-tall preferred), 1 with holes + 1 without.  Smaller microgreen trays also work well.
  • Good quality organic starting soil mix
  • Parchment paper, coroplast, or unbleached paper towel,
  • Dome lids (clear or black) or plastic sheet
  • Organic seed
  • Mister bottle, cup measures, garden spray nozzle (optional)
  • Scissors or sharp knife
  1. Soak the Seed

Soak approximately 1/3 c of seed for 4 hours.

  1. Prepare Soil

Add water to top of the bag (or each tray) 12 hours ahead of use until almost fully hydrated. Rehydrate the bag as necessary.  If you were to put the soil in your hand and squeeze it, you should not be able to get much more than a drop of water out of it for the perfect moisture content.  If you want to mist the seed after putting it on the soil, back off the water hydration of the bagged soil a bit.

TIP: To check for overwatering, tip the tray to one end. Water should not pool enough to drip out of the tray.

  1. Fill Trays with Soil

Use a tray with holes. Fill with 3/4-1.5” of soil. The closer to the top of the tray the better aid to air circulation. Use a block or your hand to smooth and flatten the soil without compacting it. The back of a tablespoon or spatula smooths out the valleys. You can wait to put the tray without holes under until after unstacking/uncovering or add it to the bottom now.

TIP: Place a layer or two of paper towel on the bottom of the tray before adding soil for easier cleanup.

  1. Sow the Seed

Spread the soaked seed evenly over the soil in the tray. The seeding density depends on the stage at which you’re planning to harvest.  You should have one layer of seeds, side by side and mostly not overlapping. Spread out any clumps with a spoon or your hands. Sow slightly less seed for 2-3 week microgreens.

  1. Cover the Seed

Doing away with soil as a seed cover decreases the work and time it takes to grow the greens.   If stacking the trays on top of each other, use a cover directly on the seed like parchment paper, a plastic sheet or wet unbleached paper towel layer. When not stacking trays, the seed will need protection from drying out by using a dome/lid. Use a clear dome or an inverted 10 x 20” tray without holes. For smaller trays, use several layers of  unbleached paper towels folded onto itself with or without a plastic sheet covering the top.

TIP: Most microgreens will grow taller when you keep the light out at the beginning, but this may make the stem weaker.  Most seeds germinate in the light no problem.

  1. Stack Trays

Stacking helps to quickly force the roots into the soil, provides darkness, promotes even germination/growth. Stack 2-5 filled trays on top of each other with an empty tray on the top of the stack with a weight in it.  Check at least once a day to see if the trays need water. Stack beet, cilantro, and chard for 4 days.

  1. Expose to Indirect Sunlight, Florescent/LED or Grow Lights.

After 2-5 days, the microgreens should be ready for light. If the microgreens begin to get quite tall and leggy, this is an indication that they may need a bit more light.

  1. Water the Growing Microgreens

Check the seed once or twice daily and water as needed. The soil should be moist, not wet.  Once trays are unstacked, add water from below into the no holes tray as necessary.

  1. Harvest!

Beet, cilantro, and swiss chard microgreens are harvested at 12-21 days with scissors or a sharp knife. Make sure microgreens are not damp before storing. If needed, you may use a small fan or salad spinner to dry the microgreens before storing in a sealed container in the fridge.

Instead of harvesting all at once, you can start to harvest microgreens as soon as the first two leaves are spread out. Take only what you need for your meal and allow the rest to keep growing or put the tray in the fridge loosely covered and a plastic bag or dome to harvest another day. Water as necessary.

  1. Enjoy!

Microgreens make everything better, so have fun with them and add them to your favourite dishes!

Helpful tips:

  • To moisten your bag of soil, add water ahead until almost fully hydrated.
  • The roots grow under the soil so it works well to water from below if the tray has holes in it, or open the side of the tray and pour water beside the soil when using flexible plastic trays. Otherwise misting or watering from the top works well too.

Grow Beet Microgreens!

10” x 20” gardening trays (1-inch-tall preferred), 1 with holes + 1 without.  Smaller microgreen trays also work well.
Good quality organic starting soil mix
Parchment paper, coroplast, or unbleached paper towel,
Dome lids (clear or black) or plastic sheet
Organic seed
Mister bottle, cup measures, garden spray nozzle (optional)
Scissors or sharp knife
Soak the Seed

Soak approximately 1/3 c of seed for 4 hours.

Prepare Soil

Add water to top of the bag (or each tray) 12 hours ahead of use until almost fully hydrated. Rehydrate the bag as necessary.  If you were to put the soil in your hand and squeeze it, you should not be able to get much more than a drop of water out of it for the perfect moisture content.  If you want to mist the seed after putting it on the soil, back off the water hydration of the bagged soil a bit. 

TIP: To check for overwatering, tip the tray to one end. Water should not pool enough to drip out of the tray.

Fill Trays with Soil

Use a tray with holes. Fill with 3/4-1.5” of soil. The closer to the top of the tray the better aid to air circulation. Use a block or your hand to smooth and flatten the soil without compacting it. The back of a tablespoon or spatula smooths out the valleys. You can wait to put the tray without holes under until after unstacking/uncovering or add it to the bottom now.

TIP: Place a layer or two of paper towel on the bottom of the tray before adding soil for easier cleanup.

Sow the Seed

Spread the soaked seed evenly over the soil in the tray. The seeding density depends on the stage at which you’re planning to harvest.  You should have one layer of seeds, side by side and mostly not overlapping. Spread out any clumps with a spoon or your hands. Sow slightly less seed for 2-3 week microgreens.  

Cover the Seed

Doing away with soil as a seed cover decreases the work and time it takes to grow the greens.   If stacking the trays on top of each other, use a cover directly on the seed like parchment paper, a plastic sheet or wet unbleached paper towel layer. When not stacking trays, the seed will need protection from drying out by using a dome/lid. Use a clear dome or an inverted 10 x 20” tray without holes. For smaller trays, use several layers of  unbleached paper towels folded onto itself with or without a plastic sheet covering the top. 

TIP: Most microgreens will grow taller when you keep the light out at the beginning, but this may make the stem weaker.  Most seeds germinate in the light no problem. 

Stack Trays

Stacking helps to quickly force the roots into the soil, provides darkness, promotes even germination/growth. Stack 2-5 filled trays on top of each other with an empty tray on the top of the stack with a weight in it.  Check at least once a day to see if the trays need water. Stack beet, cilantro, and chard for 4 days.

Expose to Indirect Sunlight, Florescent/LED or Grow Lights.

After 2-5 days, the microgreens should be ready for light. If the microgreens begin to get quite tall and leggy, this is an indication that they may need a bit more light. 

Water the Growing Microgreens

Check the seed once or twice daily and water as needed. The soil should be moist, not wet.  Once trays are unstacked, add water from below into the no holes tray as necessary.

Harvest!

Beet, cilantro, and swiss chard microgreens are harvested at 12-21 days with scissors or a sharp knife. Make sure microgreens are not damp before storing. If needed, you may use a small fan or salad spinner to dry the microgreens before storing in a sealed container in the fridge.

Instead of harvesting all at once, you can start to harvest microgreens as soon as the first two leaves are spread out. Take only what you need for your meal and allow the rest to keep growing or put the tray in the fridge loosely covered and a plastic bag or dome to harvest another day. Water as necessary.

Enjoy!

Microgreens make everything better, so have fun with them and add them to your favourite dishes!

Helpful tips:

To moisten your bag of soil, add water ahead until almost fully hydrated.
The roots grow under the soil so it works well to water from below if the tray has holes in it, or open the side of the tray and pour water beside the soil when using flexible plastic trays. Otherwise misting or watering from the top works well too.

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  1. Charles the sprouter

    Wren i first started sprouting a long time ago, i never consider beets…. honestly this product need a little more attention, its only my first time with the stuff and i think i did not do very well with my first batch, but like anything else practice makes perfect so i will definitely continue and hopefully enjoy the beautifull taste and conlor

  2. amit

    need small size pack. 1 kg is too big

  3. Jocelyne Rochon

    Elles germent très bien mais pas toutes en même temps. La couleur est magnifique.

  4. Nara

    Still learning to use the seeds and plant them properly. Takes patience and try several times, but it’s beautiful seeing the plants grow.

  5. none

    Many failed attempts to grow these.

  6. lorateu

    I have tried many different methods of sprouting these seeds, none have turned out to my satisfaction..maybe a bad bag? Don’t know but have had no luck with these

  7. MyFiona

    First batch didn’t sprout. Second batch went moldy. I contacted Mumm’s and found that beets prefer to be grown as microgreens in soil. I don’t want to deal with the mess of soil in my kitchen. I use sproutmasters, and I don’t want to change my routine to accommodate the special requirements.

  8. Luv Sprouts

    Not pleased with this purchase. I have tried them twice in the sprouter and I get about 5 sprouts per tray. Soaking for 6 hours ahead of time does not help. They SHOULD work well in the sprouter but apparently you HAVE to follow the package directions and grow these is in soil…which I am not going to waste my time with. It was worth a shot but do not buy these unless you will grow them in soil.

  9. Cindy

    Malgré le peu d’expérience que j’ai en pousses, il est très facile de faire pousser celles-ci.

  10. Pascal

    très belles pouces pour la décoration d’une assiette.

  11. Happy :-)

    Beets are full of nutrients and we bought these to mix in with our Sandwich Booster.
    We tried with a regular screened jar by theselves and at least half sprouted and are still sprouting.
    Between my husband and I they get rinsed often.
    We will try putting them in soil the next time but it’s going to take more diligence so time will tell.

  12. PlantAddict

    I was so excited to try these new seeds out. I tried them both in a multi-layer sprouting equipment AND in a Mason jar, and all my attempts failed. 🙁 I did everything possible to care and maintain them, but no success. Disappointed. 🙁

  13. MarMar

    I realize these are difficult to grow…. but impossible?
    First problem – I soaked for 6 or more hours… only a small portion actually seemed to sprout. I tried with earth. I tried with baby blanket. I tried using methods where i didn’t spray the sprouts as i created an mini irrigation system.
    This as a waste of money and time. I will not try them again.
    My other sprouts were fine so I assume it was me or the degree of difficulty.

  14. Adam

    These beets are gorgeous when you can get them to grow. a very challenging crop

  15. Garden green

    Take a long time to germinate guesstimate 50% Hard to grow finicky but when they do grow excellent product

  16. Sdodds

    I sow quite thickly in the greenhouse soil and pluck them out or cut them when they are a couple of inches tall. Very tasty and consistently high yields this way. Even the kids like them!

  17. Joel

    Very nice looking and tasty product. Just hard to get a good harvest from them. Could you make a video showing tips and tricks for a nice big harvest?

  18. Jolanda St. Croix

    We are a commercial local microgreensfarm and it took us a little to get used to these seeds but now we get gorgeous crops out of them. We plant 55 grams od beet seeds, unsoaked, on top of coco coir using 10×20 trays. Then we add a thin layer of coco coir on top and spray with water until the coco coir s saturated, not soaked though. We put a another closed tray on to and put a paver on top. Then we leave it like this for 4-5 days without adding additional water. fter 4 5 days all the beet seeds have opened up and all the seeds hulls are off and then we put them in our aeroponics system until ready. from start to finish it takes us 10 days. The harvest weight is low but that’s because the microgreens are just very light in weight. Our clients love them in our micro mix.