This Mini-Farm seed pack is loaded with nutrients
available to your family in as little as 2 weeks, indoors
Baby Greens supply many times the nutrient content of
fully grown leafy greens and you can harvest them in 14 days!
Scientists have verified 4-5
times the available Vitamin C, E and Beta Carotene in baby greens compared with fully grown greens.
The Heirloom Organics SUPER-NUTRIENT Baby Greens Pack
is the perfect companion pack for the Mini-Farm Brow-Box. It has 6 varieties of
highly-nutritious vegetables for edible greens and can be grown in your window, year-round or outside in
Contains: Mixed, 3 oz. Total: Beet Greens, Collard
Greens, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Turnip Greens, Radish
Greens. About 1/2 oz of each. The natural seed life varies
from 1 to 4 years for highest germination rate. Now as far as sheer
numbers the count is approximately 27,570 seeds. They are very small and
the number of seeds can vary in an ounce because of the size so there
could be between 600-1200 seeds in an ounce of lettuce. How long they
last depends on how big your family is and how often you plant.
- LETTUCE -White rice like seeds.
- RADISH - Pale beige egg shaped seeds.
- COLLARDS - Black spheres seeds.
- BEET - Yellow/brown kernel seeds.
- MUSTARD - Dark reddish seeds
- TURNIP - Dark kernel seeds.
you want to decide what you want to grow, micro-greens, baby greens, fully-grown
greens, or all 3! This will determine how many seeds you want to plant per
container. If you choose to grow all 3, you can either plant in 3 separate grow-systems
or plant for 3 stages of harvest in 1 grow system.
PLANTING FOR MICRO-GREENS
are planting exclusively to grow micro-greens, with a 2-4 week harvest cycle,
you will use the highest number seeds per square inch of soil space.
are harvested very small, crowding them is desired. If you are growing
exclusively for micro-greens plant your seeds almost touching each other in an
your micro-greens are 1-2 weeks old they are ready for harvest. Simply take a
pair of scissors and cut patches to use in salads or other dishes. Don’t cut
all the way down to the base because there are new sprouts ready to follow the
you are cutting and you don’t want to cut their shoots! Continue allowing new
shoots to come up and harvest when ready. Your micro-greens patches
last for many cuttings.
PLANTING FOR BABY GREENS
planting for baby greens (2-6 week harvest cycle) you will want to use less
seeds per square inch than with micro-greens. Leave about 2 seeds width between
seeds in your planting medium. So imagine you put down 1 seed, then count 2
widths of that seed before you put down another seed. So the frequency of seeds
is about half that of micro-greens.
HARVESTING BABY GREENS
about 2-3 weeks your baby greens will be ready for harvest. Just use scissors
and be careful not to cut into the greens you aren’t harvesting! DO cut all the
way to the bottom of the baby green, making sure not to cut any new shoots
PLANTING FOR FULLY-GROWN GREENS
are planting exclusively for fully-grown greens (6-12 week harvest cycle) you
will want to plant only 4-8 seeds per container, depending on the container
size. You will want the seeds about half an inch apart or more, depending on
how large you want them to be when you harvest.
HARVESTING FULLY GROWN GREENS
6-12 weeks your fully-grown greens will be ready for harvest. Use scissors or
pruning shears and trim at the base of the stem. Leaving any stem sends energy
to the partial stem instead of growing leaves new shoots. Harvest until your greens
are used and plant again!
PLANTING FOR 3 STAGES OF HARVEST
might decide to plant for 3 stages of harvest in 1 grow-system. If you choose
to do this, plant seeds closely together as instructed for micro-greens.
HARVESTING IN 3 STAGES
weeks you can start harvesting micro-greens. Use scissors and be careful not to
cut new shoots by cutting half way up the stem. You can harvest the entire
patch this way, leaving the “undergrowth” for baby greens. Wait another 1-3
weeks for your newer shoots to turn into baby greens and begin harvesting by
carefully cutting at the base of each green. Leave every 3rd plant
to grow into fully-grown greens in another few weeks! Harvest as needed.
are using your Mini-Farm Grow System indoors you will want to find a place
close to a window with as much direct sunlight as possible This becomes more
important in later stages of harvest. Micro-greens require a little sun, baby
greens more sun, and fully-grown greens the most sun. Depending on the amount
of sun you have available, you may need to add as much as 20% to your
time-to-harvest growing indoors.
are growing exclusively outside, with good access to sun, you might shorten
your time-to-harvest by as much as 20% from the instructions given.
greens and fully-grown greens benefit a great deal from direct sunlight,
producing chlorophyll in greater quantities, more rapidly. If you are in a
change of seasons and moving your Grow Systems outside during the day, be sure
not to leave them out at night in danger of low temperatures. This can
dramatically slow the growth of the delicate young seedlings or even kill them.
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR GROW
is the key to harvesting the most food from your grow system. Work backwards
from what you want your family to be eating and plan accordingly.
you are supplementing other home-grown foods, store-bought foods or even stored
foods, the Mini-Farm Grow System with the SUPER-NUTRIENT Baby Greens Pack can
supply most of the fresh-food nutrients your family needs to be healthy and
happy. For an average family of four, having 4-8 grow systems running at
various stages of growth provides continual harvest of high-nutrient greens for