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Have you ever grown microgreens in a high tunnel?

Posted by Slimy_Okra 2b (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 24, 14 at 22:38

With my tomatoes and peppers likely being done by late September, I am considering seeding a fast-growing cool-season crop in early October in high tunnels for baby leaf or microgreen production. By Halloween, our average high/low outdoors drops to 41/23 degrees F, and day length at that time is around 9 1/2 hours. I would use row covers as needed. Crops I'm considering include daikon radish, mustard, tatsoi and spinach.
What do you think? Economically viable or waste of time? There's definitely a market for it here. Is it even safe to produce microgreens directly in the ground as opposed to soilless media?

This post was edited by Slimy_Okra on Sun, Aug 24, 14 at 22:43


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RE: Have you ever grown microgreens in a high tunnel?

Again check with your board of health. They are very picky about micro greens here. It's about the cutting, and risk of contamination. I think it's acceptable to sell them with roots on. But usually those are past micro green stage


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