15 episodes

The Microgreens Podcast will help you, teach you, and motivate you to grow flavorful and nutritious microgreens in your home. Each podcast is created to be supplement to content published on HomeMicrogreens.com. But in reality each episode is a content-rich source of information on growing microgreens.

Microgreens Podcast Todd Marsh

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The Microgreens Podcast will help you, teach you, and motivate you to grow flavorful and nutritious microgreens in your home. Each podcast is created to be supplement to content published on HomeMicrogreens.com. But in reality each episode is a content-rich source of information on growing microgreens.

    Episode 15 - Bamboo Microgreen Grow Mats, How Do They Compare?

    Episode 15 - Bamboo Microgreen Grow Mats, How Do They Compare?

    In this episode, we discuss how well bamboo microgreen grow mats compare to hemp grow mats and Home Microgreens Potting mix.
    You can visit the related article Microgreen Grow Mats Verse Soil - Which is Better, Hemp, Bamboo, or Soil?
    The bamboo microgreen grow mats are made by VegBed.
    The Hemp mats are made by TerraFibre and can be purchased in the Home Microgreens Store.
    The potting mix is a  coconut coir base with some peat and other additives. You can get more information and purchase the soil in the Home Microgreens Store.
    The show notes can be found here.




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    • 13 min
    Preventing and Killing Mold on Microgreens

    Preventing and Killing Mold on Microgreens

    In this episode of the Microgreens Podcast, we discuss all things mold.
    This podcast is associated with a full-length article we wrote on the same subject. You can read the article and see all of the images talked about in the podcast by following the link below.
    11 Proven Ways to Stop Mold on Microgreens Unless they're Beautiful Root Hairs
    You can also go to the show notes for this episode at HomeMicrogreens.com/014 to find links to the associated article, where you can see many images of mold and root hairs described in the podcast.
    There are also links to the products recommended in the podcast on the show notes page.
    Again, that is HomeMicrogreens.com/014.
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    • 28 min
    Espoma Potting Mix for Microgreens, Storing Soil, and Upcoming Microgreen Mat Trials

    Espoma Potting Mix for Microgreens, Storing Soil, and Upcoming Microgreen Mat Trials

    In Episode 13 of the Microgreens Podcast, we discuss how well Espoma Organic Potting Mix did in the most recent soil trial.
    Espoma potting mix held it's own, not quite as good as Home Microgreens potting mix but we'd use it for sure.
    This also leads to a discussion on how to best store soil in the home using totes. Get rid of the bags, dump the soil into appropriate sized totes.
    It's much easier to get the soil out of the totes than the bags. Also, use a high sided tray when filling your microgreen planting trays. You can scrape off the extra soil into the tray and when you're finished, dump the soil back into the soil tote.
    No mess and no vacuum cleaner or anything to pick up spilled soil.
    So many people have emailed wanting me to start working with fiber mats. We discuss how I'll do the trials.
    Each type of mat will be run on a one-on-one matchup with Home Microgreens potting mix for a comparison of how well or how badly microgreens grow on fiber mats.
    Show notes can be found at Homemicrogreens.com/013
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    • 12 min
    Removing Swiss Chard & Beet Seed Husks Without Soaking

    Removing Swiss Chard & Beet Seed Husks Without Soaking

    Swiss chard and beet microgreens are beautiful and tasty! They may take a bit longer to grow than other microgreens, but worth the wait.
    Except for those nasty, ugly, hard, bark-like seed husks.
    If you've ever bitten into one of these seed husks, you'll never forget it.
    Grown conventionally, it's almost impossible to have husk-free microgreens.
    Worst, when you go to pick them off the microgreens, the husks usually take most of the leaf with it.
    At first, we tried soaking the seeds before planting, hoping that they would soften and come off as they grew.
    That wasn't the case, however.
    Finally, we found a way to remove almost all of the husks.
    In this podcast, we explain how we accomplished this task.
    More information can also be found on the Microgreens Podcast show notes page at HomeMicrogreens.com/012.
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    • 13 min
    What is the Blackout Period for Microgreens? - 2 Methods

    What is the Blackout Period for Microgreens? - 2 Methods

    In this episode, we discuss the purpose of the blackout period for microgreens.
    As well as the two methods commonly used to blackout microgreens.
    The methods are the Weighted Blackout Method and the Domed Blackout method.
    The weighted method makes for better seed to soil contact and usually better germination and more vigorous, sturdier microgreens.
    The domed method is used for fragile stemmed microgreens like amaranth that don't recover from the weight bearing down on them.
    The blackout means that the microgreen trays need to be covered with something to exclude light from the seeds.
    A tea towel will work well if the weight you use doesn't stop light from reaching the seeds.
    For more information listen to the podcast and see the articles linked in the show notes at HomeMicrogreens.com/011
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    • 16 min
    LED Lights For Microgreens

    LED Lights For Microgreens

    What LED lights are best for the home microgreen grower?
    We discuss the LED light specifications that are needed to grow microgreens in the home. It doesn't take special grow lights to produce good microgreens.
    Of course, the more intensity, power, and fuller spectrum of light you can give your microgreens, the better the microgreens will grow.
    But the growth difference between a couple of inexpensive LED shop lights compared to a $130 grow light isn't that much.
    Maybe for a commercial microgreen grower, but not the person looking to grow a couple of small trays a week.
    The show notes have links to the inexpensive lights we use on our shelves.
    The show notes can be found at HomeMicrogreens.com/010.
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    • 15 min

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