Microgreens are typically grown in fully enclosed, vertically stacked environments, but can also be grown in greenhouses. They are an attractive crop to grow due to their high value, nutrition and turnover rate.
Microgreens can be grown at anywhere between 100-250 µmol/m2/s PPFD. Higher light levels will grow more compact, spicy, vibrant crops, but this is not universally preferrred. A typical setup will be approx. 15"x48" of coverage per 40W TotalGrow Stratum light bar 8" above the canopy for approx. 175 µmol/m2/s PPFD. Contact us for recommendations specific to your application.
Black Pearl Gardens:
Microgreens, herbs & edible flowers, 12"x15" bulb spacing
TotalGrow™ Broad Grow Spectrum Light bulbs, or the 'magic bulbs' as I call them, have allowed me to grow extremely high quality herbs and microgreens in my basement without any sunlight at all. I have experienced a faster grow cycle with these bulbs and have none of the problems that I had with the fluorescent bulbs I used in the past. These lights have allowed me to expand my business beyond my original customers and support some larger demand customers.
Christy Kaledas, Restaurant Gardener/Garden Manager
Mud Lake Farm:
Microgreens, herbs, and lettuce, 12"x15" bulb spacing
The plants are much heavier weights and much denser growth compared to the fluorescent lights. It’s been very impressive for us and we’re excited to change everything over.
Steve Van Haitsma, Owner
Microgreens, 10x22" bulb spacing
Finally, an indoor garden! This past year I set up an indoor garden in my basement using TotalGrow light bulbs. I grew different microgreens and wheatgrass. Not only did I enjoy seeing the growth process, but I loved using the greens in my daily recipes. We used them in our smoothies, salads, on sandwiches and fish, and even in eggs. Delicious and healthy!
Elyse Cisler, Home Gardener
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