Since most of the week has featured yet more planting and transplanting, I'm featuring the highlights of microgreens production. Basically, it's put some seeds on soil, water them, and watch them grow, but there are a few quirky bits that I went 'hmm' to when I first grew them.
They have so many good qualities (low maintenance, quick to grow, quick to harvest, tasty!, and especially, they are super duper packed with nutrients!). Imagine all the nutrients a full size plant has and pack the bulk of it into two tiny leaves and a skinny stem!
On the flower front, the Tulips of the Week are Fostery King (a bold red petal with bright golden center) and Rasta Parrot (a rainbow of Caribbean colors on curly petals).
Only 14 days after sowing, they have grown to the right size and are heading to be harvested! A short cart ride from the Dragon Dome greenhouse to the shiny & new carport washing & packing area, they are cut, mixed, and bagged up. The remaining soil, stem ends, and roots are dumped into the field and chicken runs for the hens to enjoy and make tidy work of cleaning up! Talk about zero waste!
And the shiny, new washing & packing area is finally shiny! With the electrical work all done and connected, I can finally see everything and have lots of space to work on many projects at once as I try to finish them in a frenzy to get them all done before the full harvest season starts when the field crops are ready
What's available this week?
I'm Farmer Megan with a life full of cackles, clucks, quacks, weeds, crazy kitten, and one tiny, senior, blind dog.