It is not often that you find a food that has such wide ranging benefits as does the seeds of the popular Micro Greens. This is the plant that is used to add flavor to traditional sodas, and as an ingredient in many snack foods. The plants of Micro Greens Africa can be found in three separate regions of the country. The west district and the eastern district, where most of the harvest is collected, are the only places where this perennial plant grows naturally. If you are interested in planting microgreens in your African garden you will need to follow the steps of planting seeds of microgreens.
First of all, microgreens require a great deal of warmth, and warmth is readily available in the southern parts of Zimbabwe. If you plan on planting seeds of microgreens in your African garden you will need to ensure that the soil is at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit. This means that you will have to plant the seeds in a deep, wide tilled soil bed. If the soil is not properly prepared, the seeds will germinate in cool soils, which can be detrimental to seeds planted next to tall trees.
Next, when you are planting seeds of microgreens in your African garden you need to make sure that the ground is prepared properly for planting. You should remove any weeds and make sure that the area is well-drained. The last thing you want to do is dig up a well-drained area and plant the seeds of microgreens, only to have the roots to rot and die. Your soil should also drain well, or you can simply plant the seeds in a hole that has been cut out for drainage. Remember, if the seeds dry out you will not be able to protect them from insects.
You will also need to plant the microgreens in an area where they will receive full sun light. Microgreens require approximately seven hours of sunlight on a sunny day, but you should place them in areas where they will get their full sun exposure. If the seed packet says to plant them in a shaded area, it is best to follow this recommendation. Remember, the seeds are very delicate and they can be damaged easily if placed in an area that is not in a good, healthy sunlight schedule.
After you have planted the microgreens in their correct area you will need to carefully care for them. To protect the roots of the microgreens you will need to plant them into a mixture of adobe soil and composted bark. Microgreen planting should be left to finish out the growing season, but make sure to plant them before the first frost. This will allow the new growth of microgreens to completely acclimate to its new location before the first frost. When the frost hits, water the plants very gently to keep the roots from drying out.
You will have to feed your microgreen plants once a month during their growing season. The best time to feed the seeds of your African mango is during early December or January, but you can feed the seeds at any time. Before planting, remove any sprigs of weeds that may be on the surface of the plant. You can choose to plant your seeds in a variety of different locations, and this is where the fun starts! It is up to you to select the perfect spot for planting your microgreens, and the only limitation is your imagination.
The microgreens can be spread by hand, by root balling, or by using a pole or stick. If you are planting them by hand, it is important to dig the hole at least four feet deep with a sharp stick or a shovel. Once you have started the hole, fill it with dirt and spread the seeds well. It is possible to plant them upside down if the weather is colder, but if you plan to plant upside down microgreens you will want to place them in a plastic tarp during the daytime.
When the weather starts to become hot in the middle of the growing season, and you have decided to plant the seeds directly into the ground, be sure to spread out the microgreens so that they are ready to sprout as soon as the weather turns warm. Microgreen seedlings can take up to four months to sprout, so be patient. Once the new shoots appear, you can pluck the seeds to be used the next growing season.