Microgreens Course – GroAction.com
Rewind a year ago (2012). I, just like you, had no idea what microgreens were. My friend, Curtis Stone, an urban farmer in British Columbia, told me that I should try growing microgreens.
He quickly answered: “No man! Microgreens, they’re the ‘veal of vegetables, eh! You can make some serious cash growing those little green things for farmer’s markets and restaurants. I bet Portland would be a great place to sell them. You should give it a try!”
It was great timing because I wanted to get away from working my meaningless 9-5 job. I dreamt of connecting with the community in a way that would reward me emotionally and financially, yet never knew where to start.
With a bit of fear and excitement, I threw caution to the wind and said: “Sure, let’s give it a shot.”
That day I headed down to the local nursery and purchased some trays, some soil, and a couple packs of seeds.
When I got home I planted the seeds and sure enough, 4 days later, they sprouted! It was so exciting to see them grow. Now, it was time to give them light. I visited my local Home Depot and bought a $20 fluorescent grow light. When I got home, I hung it above my trays and watched…