Tips for growing microgreens in the ground
In the ground requires less attention to watering but the greens are not quite so easy to cut off at ground level.
• Is the media good quality? • Were containers cleaned thoroughly? • Was seed sown too thickly? • Were the temperatures adequate for germination? • Are you over-watering? • Is there enough air circulation around plants?
• Is the light too strong? • Did you water in the heat of the day? • Did plants dry out (usually worse around the edges)?
PALE, SPINDLY PLANTS:
• How much light are plants getting? Seedlings grown in low light (as in a garden shed) will have weak, drawnup stems. Note that plants may have a shorter life, but they are still quite edible.