Organic Alfalfa seeds for Microgreens
These Organic Alfalfa seeds are easy to grow into Microgreens in your kitchen all year. This variety of Alfalfa seeds has the Latin name Medicago sativa. They are also called: Lucerne, Luzerne, Snail Clover, Everlasting Clover, Alfa Alfa.
Vitamins and minerals in Alfalfa
Alfalfa Microgreens are very nutritious. They contain the vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B9, C, K and the minerals Potassium, Iron, Calcium, Copper, Magnesium, Zinc, Phosphorus, Manganese.
Taste and use in food
Your home-grown microgreens of Alfalfa has a delicious mild taste of iceberg lettuce. Their very mild taste means they will go well in most green dishes as a substitute for regular salad in sandwiches, green salads, dips and wraps.
You can also choose to blend your Alfalfa sprouts or microgreens into a healthy smoothie with other vegetables. As the plants are almost neutral in taste, they will go well with most other ingredients.
Cultivation time of organic Alfalfa seeds for Microgreens
You can grow your organic Alfalfa seeds into either sprouts or microgreens. If your kitchen temperature is 18-23 ° C / 64-73 ° F, your Alfalfa sprouts should be ready for harvest after 6 days of cultivation. At the same temperature, they should have grown to mature microgreens after a total of 12 days.
Cultivation device for Alfalfa microgreens
You will get the best result of your Alfalfa Microgreens, if you cultivate the plants in a device, that let the plants get plenty of oxygen. A SproutPearl sprouter or a Hemp mat are both very good for this plant.
See SproutPearl sprouter or See Hemp mat.
Microgreens need light and fertilizer
If you grow Microgreens, then the plants need artificial light and extra fertilizer from day 7 of the cultivation. Under MICRO KIT you can find descriptions about the right amount of light and fertilizer for Microgreens when you use each product. Visit Micro Kit.
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