A Microgreens Miracle

A Microgreens Miracle

Written by Ondrea

March 29, 2021

One of the great rewards of farming is witnessing the miracle of growth on a regular basis. How is it that when you combine a few tiny seeds with some warmth and moisture plants sprout and mature to produce a forest, a field of flowers, or food?

A marvel that never ceases to amaze me every week happens while growing microgreens.

First, we layer our homemade soil mix into a shallow 1-inch flat. We add water and seeds. Then we stack them up to five trays tall. Lastly, we place the same-size flat filled with concrete on top of each stack. The heavy weight ensures the seeds have good contact with the mix simulating growing in the ground covered with a layer of soil.

Next comes the miracle. In a few days, the seeds sprout and grow pushing up the concrete weight. That’s right! You can see in the picture above a tray of sun shoots seedlings holding up a tray of concrete!

And that weight is a very heavy 16 pounds! Just ask my sore toe which took a hit this last week when I dropped one of those concrete weights on it.

You May Also Like…

TBF Salad Dressing

TBF Salad Dressing

TBF Salad Dressing This is our own recipe crafted at Toppled Barn Farm. It is light and balances well our just picked...

New Job, Cover Crops, and More

New Job, Cover Crops, and More

We hope you are enjoying the beautiful fall weather. It has been a wonderful break from the hot summer heat. The...

Toppled Barn Farm Banh Mi

As soon as we had our first taste of Bahn Mi at a local restaurant last April, we knew we had to find a way to make...

1 Comment

  1. Alice Shaffer



Leave a Reply