Welcome to the weekly oh! nènè microgreens update, where we talk about the latest information on our microgreens journey. We started experimenting with microgreens in March 2021 and found the process fascinating. As we discover the wonderful world of microgreens, we feel inclined to share with you our progress.

Gearing up for production

This week we got some new equipment to improve our setup and prepare for production at a larger scale. So, what did we get?

  • New ventilators for the latest rack.
  • Electricity meters so we can measure how much energy we are using for growing microgreens.
  • Water meter to measure how much water we use for the microgreens.
  • A water hose to optimize our water usage since the previous one was leaking.
  • Food-grade hydrogen peroxide to sanitize our trays after usage/before sowing.
  • A cleaning mop bucket and some cleaning materials.



Hydrogen peroxide

Since we started our microgreens journey, we have encountered mould problems on several occasions. After reading and investigating mould and how we can combat it, we have decided to try the hydrogen peroxide solution to treat our trays after using them/before sowing to eliminate any potential threat of mould bacteria living on the trays. Hydrogen peroxide is a common compound used in the food industry to sanitize and clean tools and materials that handle food, from tables to utensils and trays.

We hope that by cleaning our trays thoroughly before sowing any seeds, we will eliminate any mould problems in our crops and guarantee a more steady growth.

Hydrogen peroxide 5l bottle
Hydrogen peroxide 5l


Microgreens update

Last week, we got our organic seeds, and as soon as we got them, we decided to sow them and test them right away. After a bit over one week, we have some fantastic results!

Rack with microgreen trays
Rack with microgreen trays


The arugula seeds did wonderfully, and after about five days, they were already under the light.

Arugula microgreens
Arugula microgreens


The radish china rose was the second that was exposed to the light after eight days, and it’s looking great!

Radish China Rose microgreens
Radish China Rose microgreens


The broccoli calabrese was slightly slower than the arugula and radish but still doing well, and after nine days, we exposed it to the light.

Broccoli Calabrese microgreens
Broccoli Calabrese microgreens


We are thrilled that the first try with the new seeds went well and cannot wait to put these seeds into a larger production!

We also started a new experiment with red cabbage seeds trying three different starting techniques. But we will talk about this experiment in more detail next week when we see some results.

Red cabbage seeds germinating on coconut coir
Red cabbage seeds
Steel rack with three trays
Rack with trays


Thank you for your time, and until next week!