Organic Red Clover Seeds for Microgreens
These Organic Red Clover seeds are easy to grow into Microgreens in your kitchen all year. This variety of seeds have the Latin name Trifolium Pratense. The botanical name pratense is Latin for “found in meadows”. Red Clover is also called: Blood clover, Pink clover and Rose clover.
Vitamins and minerals in Red clover
Red clover Microgreens are very nutritious on minerals. They contain the vitamins: A, B3, C, K and the minerals Potassium, Iron, Calcium, Copper, Magnesium, Zinc, Phosphorus, Manganese.
Thin roots on clover
Clover is a very thin sprout that need to be rinsed with care to make sure, the plants do not break. I recommend that you either rinse with a thin water stream or put an Faucet Aerator on your water tap. Both will ease the water jet and ease the pressure on these fragile sprouts. As they grow larger or into microgreens, they will be strong enough to withstand more water pressure.
Taste and use in food
Your home-grown microgreens of Red clover is almost neutral in taste. This goes for both sprouts and microgreens. This makes the plants very easy to use in any dish where you feel the need for a substitute for traditional green salad leaves. I especially like to use them in sandwiches, green salads, dips and wraps. But they also go very well as an extra filling in smoothies or juices.
Cultivation time of organic Red Clover seeds for Microgreens
You can grow your organic Red clover seeds into either sprouts or microgreens. If your kitchen temperature is 18-23 ° C / 64-73 ° F, your Red clover 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 Clover microgreens
Red clover sprouts can grow in any sprouting device. The longer Clover Microgreens will, however, give the best result in a SproutPearl sprouter or a Hemp mat. This is because these two methods let the plants get plenty of room to grow and ventilation around the plant tops.
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.
I have also written different blog articles about microgreens. Those may interest you and give you tips for succes.
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