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Microgreen Seed: Corn (Popcorn)

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Organic Corn Microgreens Seeds

Name: Corn Microgreen Seed

Latin Name: Zea Mays

Description: Popcorn microgreens, or popcorn shoots are a very interesting variety of microgreen to grow. If you grow them completely in the dark, the shoots will stay yellow. When grown like this the shoots are sweet, and they look amazing.

A must to try at least once!

Seed Origin: Italy

Grow Time: 10 - 12 Days

Ideal Growing Temperature: 17 °C +

Growing Medium: Fine Compost 

Seeding Rate: 90g to 110g per 10” x 20” Tray

Soaking Time: 12 to 24 Hours

Germination Time: 2 - 3 Days

Blackout Time: 10 - 12 Days

Estimated time to Harvest: 10 - 12 Days

How To Grow Popcorn Microgreens: Before any planting takes place, soak the seeds you are going to sow for 12 to 24 hours. After this, place a tray with holes inside a tray with no holes. Fill the tray with no holes with 1 inch of fine compost. Compact the compost. Spread the Corn microgreen seeds evenly over the compost, leaving a small bit of space between each seed. Press the seeds into the soil. Water the seeds and soil. Place a tray with no holes on top of the seeds and soil. Add roughly 2kg of weight into the tray, so the seeds are kept pressed into the soil. Place the tray in an area where there is no light. A cupboard or somewhere similar.

After 4 - 5 days the Corn microgreens will be pushing the weighted tray into the air. Remove the weighted tray. Water the microgreens from the top. Place the tray of corn microgreens back into darkness. To keep the shoots yellow, no light can be allowed to shine on them. They will likely not need to be watered again before harvest.

Between day 10 - 12, remove the popcorn microgreens from darkness as they should be ready to harvest. Harvest all of the microgreens using a sharp knife or scissors. Store the harvested microgreens in the refrigerator.