In a few days it is possible to grow micro greens, alternative to sprouted seeds, for cooking dishes or salad.
Note: In the photo opposite we can see culture trays of different species of Asian cabbage. Each species is present in two trays and a sheet of toilet paper has been placed on a tray per species. The goal is to try to speed up germination by keeping the environment moist. The results are presented later in the tutorial.
Species germinate at different rate. It is therefore necessary to monitor and water the seedlings regularly (without having a soaked soil).
When the majority of the seeds of the same container have germinated, place the crop in the light and continue to water to keep the soil moist.
Some photos of coconut pak choi (a variety of Chinese cabbage) without using toilet paper.
One half of the coconut shell was used as a seedling pot, the other half was used to cover the seedlings to put them in darkness and limit the loss of water by evaporation.
Micro greens growth stops when the majority of plants have two real leaves (not the two cotyledons, the two primordial leaves that leave the seed at the beginning of germination and contain some of the reserves).
arvesting is done with scissors, cutting the base of the plants. The roots are not consumed, unlike sprouted seeds.